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July 23, 2019

UP govt urges Hajj pilgrims to plant saplings

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Lucknow, Jul 23: In a bid to conserve the environment, the Uttar Pradesh government has urged over 14,000 Hajj pilgrims from the state capital to plant a sapling before embarking on the annual pilgrimage, an official said.

Secretary of UP Haj Committee Rahul Gupta said Hajj pilgrims departing from Lucknow and Varanasi have been asked to plant a sapling in their respective districts.

The scheme- 'Ek Haji, Ek Pedh' (One Hajj pilgrim, one sapling)- will also be applicable for 15,341 Hajj pilgrims departing from Delhi, he said.

UP govt urges Hajj pilgrims to plant saplings

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SD - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Why only Hajj pilgrims asked to plant a sapling? Every citizen should be encouraged to plant a sapling.

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