Nagpur: National Academy of Fire & Safety Engineering, Nagpur arranged the Vriksharopan Activity in Vihirgaon Village on Umred Road, Nagpur as a part of social responsibility. This is organized under NAFS College which consists of more than 200 students enthusiastically participated in Vriksharopan Activity. Near about 500 trees planted by NAFS team.
In India, Vriksharopan was started as a crusade to save mother earth. It is expected that every citizen of India has to plant a sapling as a social responsibility. It has gained immense National importance and every year, millions of saplings are planted all across India. Now the changing environment cycle is demanding to plant more and more to save the environment and proper rain. Maharashtra facing the worse drought condition, it is required to start the movement of planting and sapling tree. NAFS Students started this movement. NAFS students organised awareness campaigns about benefits and protection of trees and the harm caused by cutting down of trees and awareness campaigns are held at various levels. Also native trees are planted as they readily adapted to the local conditions, integrate into eco-systems and have a high survival rate. Besides, such trees are helpful in supporting local birds, insects and animals as well. The planting of trees during the campaign serves various purposes like providing alternative fuel, increase production of food resources, helps create shelter-belts around fields to increase productivity, provide food for cattle, offers shade and decorative landscapes, helps conserves soil deterioration, etc.
NAFS student’s Vriksharopan campaign by using slogans, poster, and pamphlets- educates the awareness of trees among people and portrays the need of planting and tending of trees, as trees are one of the best ways to prevent global warming and reduce pollution. NAFS organize different social responsibility programs in a year such as Shram Dan, Swachta Abhiyan, Rural Children Development program, Vriksharopan and many more.