On Sunday, as a part of the green project, the SPPU (Savitribai Phule Pune University) distributed more than 16,000 saplings to the students who were expected to plant them around the colleges and Universities which fall on the routes of Waari for the annual procession to Pandharpur.
According to the varsity the SPPU has set a world record for the distribution of the largest number of saplings.
This huge distribution was done by the NSS (National Service Scheme) unit of the SSPU as a part of the “Green Waari Project” in the presence of the CM Devendra Fadnavis.
For around 15,000 students the CM gave pledge and exhorted them to create awareness for cleanliness, health, hygiene, and environment through Waari.
A SPPU official said that all these saplings will be planted around the colleges that are affiliated to the varsity along the routes of waari by these students. All the colleges and the students are given responsibility to make sure that the planted saplings grow and taken care of.
Waari is an annual procession of the devotees of Lord Vitthal who walked to Pandharpur in the Solapur district from various parts of Maharashtra.