UP govt urges Hajj pilgrims to plant sapling before embarking on pilgrimage


PTI, Jul 23, 2019, 9:38 AM IST

Lucknow: In a bid to conserve the environment, the Uttar Pradesh government has urged over 14,000 Hajj pilgrims from the state capital to plant a sapling before embarking on the annual pilgrimage, an official said.

Secretary of UP Haj Committee Rahul Gupta said Hajj pilgrims departing from Lucknow and Varanasi have been asked to plant a sapling in their respective districts.

The scheme — ‘Ek Haji, Ek Pedh’ (One Hajj pilgrim, one sapling) — will also be applicable for 15,341 Hajj pilgrims departing from Delhi, he said.

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