(G.N.S) dt. 16
Harela festival, is celebrated in Uttarakhand state in the month of Shravan, Harela is a unique festival that links environment conservation to culture.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in a tree plantation programme at Maharana Pratap Sports college here to mark the beginning of Harela festival.
CM Dhai said, 15 lakh trees will be planted during the festival of which 50 per cent will be fruit bearing, relentless efforts are needed for the conservation of environment.
The CM also said, adding that there must always be a balance between development and environment conservation.
“It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the coming generations get a pure environment”