The first week of July is celebrated as the Van Mahotsav of the Forest Festival across India. The timing is just right for planting trees since the monsoon prepares the soil. Interestingly, the concept of Van Mahostav is not recent and was actually given much before the onset of the ongoing environmental crisis. The Van Mahotsav or Forest Festival was initiated by the then Union Agriculture and Food Minister of India Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (popularly known as as Kulpati K.M. Munshi) in the year 1950. Born on 30 December 1887, Kulpati K.M. Munshi was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer, lawyer and educationist. He remains a well-known name in Gujarati literature. He is more popular as the Founder of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Today, when the world has be...
Honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind planting a sapling in remembrance of Punya Tithi of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Vadodara in Gujarat on December 15, 2018. The Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani is also seen.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi plants a sapling during his visit to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on June 01, 2018.
The Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind planting a sapling at the inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Jesus & Mary College (University of Delhi) in New Delhi on September 20, 2017.
Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman planting a sapling on her visit to the Western Command Headquarters, Chandimandir Military Station, Chandigarh on September 16, 2017.
The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi planting a sapling at Amar Dairy in Amreli, Gujarat on September 17, 2017.
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari planting a sapling at the premises of Embassy of India Complex, in Warsaw, Poland on April 28, 2017. The Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh and Smt. Salma Ansari are also seen.
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee planting a sapling at Raj Bhavan garden, in Goa April 26, 2017.
The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari planting sapling near the bust of Rabindranath Tagore at the Tagore Street, in Balatonfüred, Hungary on October 16, 2016.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi planting a sapling during the International Fleet Review 2016 in Visakhapatnam on February 06, 2016. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R.K. Dhowan are also seen.