London: Sikhs around the world are taking part in a scheme to plant a million new trees as a "gift to the entire planet" as part of celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, the media reported on Friday. According to the Guardian, the project aims to reverse the environmental decline and help people reconnect with nature.
EcoSikh collaborates with thousands of Sikh Gurdwaras and institutions all over India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the US, UK, Australia, France, Hong Kong, Norway and many other countries.
Sikh Union Coventry, an environmental organization based in Washington, said it plans to plant 550 trees in the Coventry area and has already started planting native trees, shrubs and flowers such as hazel and Hawthorn at various sites. (IANS)
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