Chief Secretary SK Joshi on Saturday planted a sapling in the Medipalli urban forest park responding the ‘green challenge’ call by TRS MP J Santosh Kumar.
He, in turn, passed the challenge to AP Chief Secretary Neelam Sawhney, Telangana Special Chief Secretary Rajeshwar Tiwari and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests R Sobha.
The Chief Secretary said that the ‘green challenge’ campaign launched by Santosh Kumar had become a mass movement.
“Yes, I want a gift. Plant a sapling, click a selfie and send it to me on my birthday,” Santosh Kumar urged the public. There was a huge response to his call on Saturday. Several prominent personalities, sportspersons, cine stars, officials and the general public responded to the ‘green challenge’.
“The ‘green challenge’ has already surpassed its target of planting 3 crore saplings, with politicians, bureaucrats, actors, and sports persons spreading the campaign across the globe,” said the Rajya Sabha MP.