On the occasion of Harela festival in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ at Asthal village of Dehradun district in the memory of famous folk singer of the state late Jeet Singh Negi.
Harela festival, which marks the onset of monsoon in Uttarakhand, is celebrated across hills three times every year. Harela means the day of green.
CM requested everyone to plant a sapling in the memory of their departed family and friends or on any auspicious occasion.
Over 1.5 lakh saplings were planted in one hour in Almora district during the festival.
Over 3.5 lakh saplings planted across the state on the occasion.