Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday planted saplings of Peepal and Karanj in the Smart City Garden. Along with Chouhan, office bearers of Team Clean and Green Sanstha also planted saplings. The organisation presented a plant to the Chief Minister Chouhan in an artistic pot. The pot is made from waste material.
Chouhan inquired from the organisation about their activities. The office bearers of the organisation told that they prepare pots using unusable material through jugaad (improvisation) from junk. The central verge of Indrapuri four-lane has also been made green and lush by the organisation. The organisation is also active in the development of the garden in Govindpura industrial area. Peepal is a shady tree. It purifies the environment. It also has religious and Ayurvedic significance.
Seeing the positive energy of this tree, the sages and Mahatmas meditated sitting under the Peepal tree and acquired knowledge.
According to natural science, the Peepal tree releases oxygen day and night, which is important for the environment. Apart from this, Peepal tree is also called Akshay tree because this tree is never without leaves. Leaves keep falling and new ones keep coming. Due to this quality of the Peepal tree, it has been described as a symbol of life-death cycle. Karanj is considered important in Ayurvedic medicine. Karanj is also used in religious works.