July 2017, will mark the launching of the sixty eighth Van Mahotsav, coinciding with Haryana's Swarna Afforestation Drive, through out the state.Our target will be of planting 2.5 crore trees during Haryana Swarnim Afforestation Drive.

The 'Van Mahotsav' festival of trees is a beautiful initiative to save the environment, to which we owe a lot. As a part of Van Mahotsav celebrations throughout the state afforestation drives will be launched in a bid to retain the vanishing forest covers of the state.

Trees of different types would be grown all over the State, in categories as diverse as-trees that are associated with the culture and civilizations with zodiac signs and constellations and trees that affect different parts of the human body differently.

As part of the drive, large number of trees would be planted in all urban areas, big and small. Today, when materialistic approach has troubled humanity with the issues of global warming and climate change, people will have to adopt the Indian ethos and relate themselves to various elements of nature. Individuals who will contribute significantly in tree plantation drive will ve felicitated by conferring the award of 'Vraksh Mitra'.