The News Scroll 22 July 2019  Last Updated at 11:59 pm | Source: PTI

UP govt urges Hajj pilgrims to plant sapling before embarking on pilgrimage

UP govt urges Hajj pilgrims to plant sapling before embarking on pilgrimage
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Lucknow, Jul 22 (PTI) In a bid to conserve the environment, the Uttar Pradesh government has urged over 14,000 Hajj pilgrims from the state capital to plant a sapling before embarking on the annual pilgrimage, an official said.

Secretary of UP Haj Committee Rahul Gupta said Hajj pilgrims departing from Lucknow and Varanasi have been asked to plant a sapling in their respective districts.

The scheme -- ''Ek Haji, Ek Pedh'' (One Hajj pilgrim, one sapling) -- will also be applicable for 15,341 Hajj pilgrims departing from Delhi, he said. PTI NAV DPB


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