Unique tree hugging event at JNTBGRI sets new Guinness World Record
People from all walks of life poured into the sprawling bio-diversity rich premises of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden of India (JNTBGRI) on 21-3-2017 to participate in the unique tree-hugging event ‘Ente Maram, Ente Jeevan’ (My tree, My life) and to set a new world record. They erupted in joy as the representative of the Guinness Book of World Record declared it a world record event of maximum people (4620) hugging trees simultaneously.
Besides setting a new world record, the event organized by Asianet News in collaboration with JNTBGRI on the International Day of Forests, stressed the need for protecting the forests and environment. The participants took the pledge to conserve forests and protect trees. As a token of their resolve, they carried home saplings presented by the organizers.
Governor P Sathasivam inaugurated the event and hugged the tree along with the participants of the event. Earlier, Minister for Forests A Raju inaugurated the registration of participants in the morning. Artists, singers and social activists were present at the function to express solidarity with the participants.