Bridge of Hope concludes 15 day sapling plantation drive

June 23, 2016

With an aim to make earth a better planet, Believers Church’s child care project, Bridge of Hope concluded its 15 day sapling plantation drive across India on June 21. The drive commenced on June 5 on the occasion of the World Environment Day and over the next 15 days, more than 3,00,000 saplings were planted across 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India by 80000 children and 5000 staff members of the organisation. 
As a part of the drive, children and staff conducted various rallies, skits, street plays and distributed one sapling a home and asked them to take care of it. The children also motivated and urged the citizens of the country to purchase one tree for their home and nurture it to give a better future to the coming generations. Under this project the team also planted saplings in local government offices and identified various road side medians and planted saplings in the area.
The first sapling of the drive was planted by Rajnath Singh (SHO) of Towari Pur Police station, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Gorakhpur Diocesan staff and other members of the organisation. Speaking on the occasion, Singhsaid, “It is a great move by Believers Church. I really laud them for taking these measures to protect environment as well as combat global warming. I will extend full support to them whenever they carry out such socially significant activities.” 

Prince Josiah, director, Bridge of Hope said, “We at Bridge of Hope are committed to improve the environment which is currently depleting at a very rapid pace due to global warming, felling of trees, setting up of various industries and multiple other reasons. It is no more a choice but a necessity to save our environment so that this planet is livable for our future generations.”
Commenting on the drive, Dr K P Yohannan, metropolitan of Believers Church said, “I really thank children, countrymen and our staff for making the 15 day drive successful. We believe in making our mother earth a great place to live in and this is one such step in that direction. Preserving and protecting the environment for a better future of our country men is top most priority. I request our citizens to help us in the drive and each family to plant a tree to maintain the ecosystem for our coming generation.” 

Last year, in a similar drive, Bridge of Hope planted 100,000 saplings across India. 

Believers Church is a Christian denomination with congregations and parishes worldwide and over 2.6 million followers in 10 countries. 

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