Yugratna wishes for 'Green India'

Last Updated 26 September 2009, 17:43 IST

Yugratna, a ninth standard student at a Lucknow school, who won acclaim for her speech at the world meet, told Deccan Herald here after her return that the co-operation of the common people was a “must for the success of any programme for conservation of environment”.

She said that she had proposed to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) officials to launch the ‘Plant the Plant’ programme in India also.

She urged UP Chief Minister Mayawati to provide land for undertaking plantation of trees.

Yugratna, who returned to Lucknow from New York on Friday, also said that she would urge her teachers to write to the schools across India to take active part in the tree plantation drive.

Making an appeal to the people to save the environment, Yugratna said that every youth and child must plant at least one tree if we want to ensure a better world for the generations to come.

She said that she had received invitation to attend the forthcoming meet on environment in Denmark to be held later this year.

Yugratna is hopeful that some concrete action plan would be made at Denmark to safeguard environment.

In New York, she tried to impress upon the world leaders to take immediate steps to solve the environmental issues affecting the world today. She said that the leaders of the world listened to her speech attentively.

(Published 26 September 2009, 17:43 IST)

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