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Daler Mehndi lends support to US girl's vision to Oxygenate Earth by planting 100 trees in Delhi

Daler Mehndi lends support to US girl's vision to Oxygenate Earth by planting 100 trees in Delhi
Daler Mehndi

New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) Having entertained music lovers in India as well as abroad over the years with his unique brand of Punjabi rock music, pop icon Daler Mehndi has now joined hands with the DDA for the humanitarian cause of 'Oxygenating' the Earth for future generations. Touched by seven-year-old US-based girl Isha Blokhra's vision of creating a legacy for her generation by planting 750 trees, as part of efforts to Oxygenate planet Earth for her future generations, Daler today came together with Isha's family, Super Sikh Runners (a group of athletics uniting people of all faiths, age groups and social strata through running) and the DDA to plant 100 trees in Sanjay Van in Lado Sarai through the Isha-Daler Oxygenate Drive (IDO Drive). Isha recently learnt about global warming and the importance of trees in lives at her school in NJ, US. She asked her father on his birthday what he wanted to do and he replied whatever you want. "We can throw a party, call your friends so you can have a play date, or go out for dinner with the family" to which Isha replied - "on your birthday, you are actually celebrating living one more year on planet Earth. So what can we do to thank the planet? Let's grow a tree, my teachers told me that one tree gives oxygen to 6 people for life”. And to make up for all the lost years, the family calculated that they owe the planet 750 trees for their each life year. To fulfill Isha's vision, the Blokhra family, who are traveling to India in June for their grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, decided to start this plantation drive from their motherland. After a few calls to friends and families, one friend reached out to Daler through Facebook. The Daler Mehndi Green Drive, that has planted over 800,000 trees in the NCR of New Delhi and continuously promotes and advocates taking care of Mother Earth, got together the trees and friends who would be planting 250 trees mainly Neem trees in one day to boost Isha’s morale and give wings to her already ignited desire to work for such a brilliant cause. The Daler Mehndi Green Drive kicked off a Campaign “IDO” – The Isha Daler Oxygenate Drive, and are all set to add 750 trees, starting with 250 in this month, as part of their endeavour to pay back to Mother Earth for the years that we have lived off her and on her. Joining the two are the Super Sikh Runners taking inspiration from the Sikh Philosophy headed by Gurpreet Wasi, a group of athletics uniting people of all faiths, age groups and social strata through running. Their motto – One race – Human Race who believe in recognizing all human race as one, striving to encourage a culture of fitness of the body, mind for living the ideal life of a Saint Soldier. The Super Sikh Team were inspired and mentored by Taran Mehndi to take their love for running to the next level by helping the city oxygenate by tree plantations. UNI AR SW

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