Infosys Chandigarh Development Center (DC) has organized a tree plantation drive by planting more than 2500 saplings in 24 hours. Over 150 volunteers took part in the well-orchestrated campaign which witnessed participation from employees of Infosys Chandigarh along with their kith and kin. The volunteers planted saplings at designated spots along the road, in schools, colleges and universities in and around the city.
The drive was inaugurated by Maninder Singh Bains, IAS, Chairman Housing Board, with Garima Singh, (IRS) Additional Commissioner Income Tax Chandigarh, by planting a sapling at Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park, Chandigarh.
The massive drive started from Chandigarh IT Park where 1000 saplings were planted. Volunteers moved from one target location to another planting more than 1500 saplings in a single day. Some of the areas covered were Panjab University (PU), Government College Sector 11, Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology Sector 26 (CCET), Gurukul Global School, Govt Model Middle School (MHC) Manimajra, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Sector 32 C, Govt. Model Sr. Sec School Sector 46 D, Kendriya Vidalaya Sector 47,Sri Aurobindo School Sector 27 A, Chandigarh Spinal Rehab Sector 28 A, DAV School Sector 39, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Sector 37 B, Chitkara International School, Chandigarh.
The initiative also saw participation from ICICI Bank which supported the drive with the novel intent of increasing the green cover of the beautiful city.