Pakistan recently made the world record for planting the highest number of seeds within a minute, beating India’s record. Last year, a city in India broke the record by planting 4000 seeds in sixty seconds.
In Gujranwala, 13000 students took part in a plantation drive and planted 50,000 seeds in 60 seconds. Taking to Twitter, PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan gave glad tidings of the news and congratulated the country.
“Congratulations Pakistan for making the world record. Our 13000 students in Gujranwala planted 50,000 saplings in just 60 seconds, setting a new record for the largest plantation drive anywhere in the world,” Faisal Javed Khan tweeted.
Congratulations Pakistan for making the world record. Our 13,000 students in Gujranwala planted 50,000 saplings in just 60 seconds, setting a new record for the largest such plantation drive anywhere in the world. #PakistaniStudentsMakeWorldRecord #CleanAndGreenPakistan pic.twitter.com/YNQcEXos8h
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) August 12, 2021
Twitteratis too rejoiced at the news and lauded the PTI government. They said Pakistan under PM Khan is speeding into success with such initiatives.
As part of a greener Pakistan, PM Khan launched the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project. With the project, the PTI government under the leadership of PM Khan planted many forests.
Earlier this week, PM Khan inaugurated “the world’s biggest” Miyawaki urban forest in Lahore. The forest will feature around 165,000 plants that will grow 10 times quicker than in a normal forest.
The government is also developing another 53 Miyawaki forests in different parts of Lahore to create sinks for carbon as well as for better pollution abatement in the city.
Pakistan beats India
Last year, the people of Udaipur came together to celebrate the birthday of the prince of Udaipur Maharaj Kumar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar in a unique way by making a world record.
On his birthday, the prince initiated a ‘Vriksh Hi Jeevan Abhiyaan’ (‘trees are life’ Mission) in which more than 4,000 (4,035) people participated and potted saplings in less than 60 seconds. The initiative broke the previous record which stood at 2000 saplings potted in 60 seconds.
Thousands of school students, army personnel, and citizens participated in the event. Each participant was then asked to take the plant potted by them to their home and take care of it and make it a part of their lives.
However, with students in Gujranwala planting 50,000 seeds in 60 seconds, Pakistan may have beaten India’s record.