Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan planted Banyan, Neem, Moulshree and Kadamba saplings in the Smart City Garden. Senior journalist Sudhir Saxena was also with him during the plantation. Giriraj Amar Singh, Nihal Soni, Abhishek Jagwani, Saurabh Dubey, Amit Gautam and Raj Dubey of Ehsaas Welfare Society also planted saplings. Also Dipesh Maheshwari, Poonam Maheshwari, Kumari Yogita Maheshwari participated in the plantation.
Along with Chief Minister Chouhan, Ladli Laxmi Kumari Doby, Palash Doby, Aarti Doby and Bhagwan Das Doby also planted saplings.
Ehsaas Welfare Society is active in the fields of environment and education in Indore, Dhar and Katni districts besides Bhopal. Along with this, work is done for the continuity of education of children of needy families.
Banyan sapling planted today has religious and medicinal significance. According to Ayurveda, many diseases can be treated with the help of Banyan leaves, bark etc. Consumption of its decoction boosts the immunity.
Rich in antibiotic elements, Neem is known as the ultimate medicine. Moulshree is a medicinal tree, which has been used in Ayurveda for centuries. The Kadamba tree is well-known for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda. Its flowers have special significance. Its fragrant flowers find a mention in ancient Vedas and compositions.