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XIMB students hold sapling plantation, donation drive

Bhubaneswar, Aug 28: Students of the Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar in association with the State Forest Department and the CK Group of Companies on Sunday organised a sapling plantation and donation drive called ‘X-Pallavan’ in the city.

Bhubaneswar North MLA Priyadarshi Mishra and BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena inaugurated the event in front of the Fortune Tower here.

MLA Mishra appreciated the efforts of the students and called for a joint effort to make the city green and clean. Jena pointed out that Bhubaneswar has become a Smart City elect and the initiative of the XIMB for building a green Bhubaneswar is appreciated.

A waste land opposite the Fortune Tower was cleared and sapling plantations were done there.

In the afternoon, the XIMB students took the initiative to different parts of the city. The sapling donation drive was organised at eight locations in and around Bhubaneswar simultaneously. The locations were Master Canteen Square, Kalpana Square, CRP Square, Vani Vihar Square, KIIT Square, Forest Park, Pal Heights and Chandrasekharpur Petrol Pump.

Kiosks were set up at these locations to distribute plant saplings to the public passing by. There was enthusiasm observed among the public who flocked these kiosks to get free saplings. The public believed that such initiatives would boost awareness and inspire people to plant more trees.

The organizing team of "Xpressions" planned and organised the event.

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