Gujranwala/ Web Desk:
Under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Clean Green 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, children in Gujranwala planted 52,040 saplings in 40 seconds on Thursday and broke the record of planting 37,000 saplings in one minute set by India.
The saplings were planted along the 14-kilometer greenbelt of GT Road passing through Gujranwala city right from Aziz crossing to Chan Da Qila bypass after sirens sounded. Up to 12,500 students with teachers, members of civil society participated in the event.
Malik Amin Aslam, special assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on climate change, said that the flag of Pakistan was hoisted all over the world and by making Gujranwala clean and green. He said Gujranwala’s name has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Well done #Gujranwala where the charged youth and local Govt responded to the call of @ImranKhanPTI under #10BillionTreeTsunami to plant 50000 saplings in 1 minute – a new world record beating arch rivals #India pic.twitter.com/AsFfU8MHyD
— Malik Amin Aslam (@aminattock) August 12, 2021
Malik Amin Aslam said that 52,040 saplings had been planted in the presence of representatives of Guinness World Records, which bettered an Indian record of planting 37,000 saplings in one minute. Previously, Bhutan, in 2015, had set the world record of planting 49,672 saplings in less than one minute.
He expressed these views while addressing a function on the occasion. SAPM Aslam said that the vision of the Prime Minister was to make the country green by planting trees is as per the teaching of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) and so was the need of Pakistan. This is the change and this is the new Pakistan.
He said that it is also our responsibility to make the program a success and the children of Gujranwala have set a national and world record on the beautiful occasion of Independence Day.