Hara Hai Toh, Bhara Hai

Igniting minds is calling you to join our “Hara Hai Toh Bhara Hai” challenge to increase our country’s green cover. Let us aim to get India to the top of the list of the countries fighting global warming and reinstating the green cover we once protected with so much pride.

What is Hara Hai Toh, Bhara Hai Campaign ?

Igniting Minds’ “Hara Hai Toh Bhara Hai – A Green India Challenge” is our initiative to address the causes that are socially relevant. Through this campaign, we are trying to mobilise mass participation of people willing to contribute towards making society a better place. The campaign is inspired by the vision of the iconic leader, former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s vision of striving for the betterment of humanity. The planting of trees has been universally recognized as an important tool to combat climate change and air pollution. Hence following the vision of the great man, through this challenge we aim to bring India to a globally leading position in terms of the restoration of the green cover. This initiative, launched in Hyderabad city on the 27th of July 2018; the 4th death anniversary of the ‘People’s President’ has already seen the participation of millions of people across the globe. We have been blessed to have the support of the Vice President of India, His Excellency Shri Venkaiah Naidu Ji, Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, Padma Vibushan Ramoji Rao, Padma Bhushan Pullela Gopichand, Padma Bhushan Saina Nehwal, Padma Bhushan Chiranjeevi, the Forest Man of India Padma Shri Jadav Payeng, Padma Shri PV Sindhu, Padma Shri VVS Laxman, and many other prominent citizens. We call upon you to be a part of this ever-growing chain and help us in taking this initiative to succeed on a global scale.

Nature is sending us warning signals.
Are we listening?

India's total forest coverage: 21.67 %

The information related to Indian Forests can be found in the “India State of Forest Report 2019” published by the forest survey of India. It is in 2 volumes and each chapter can be separately accessed. Go to either volume 1 or 2 and download relevant chapters. State wise data is included in volume 2. Click here to see the report

  • The forest cover is depleting fast!
  • 10,000 years back 45% of the earth (60,000 lakh hectares) was covered with trees!
  • Today it has come down to just 31% (40,000 lakh hectares)
  • We are cutting 200 sq.kms of forest every day!
  • For last 10 years alone, we have been losing 5.2 million hectares of forests per year!
  • Let’s stop this mass killing of life on earth. Let’s restore the green cover of our planet!

What if Green becomes Brown ?

We all know that almost all Humanity will cease to exist along with many other life forms if green trees are eliminated from the ecosystem. For that we have initiated this mission #HaraHaiTohBharaHai #GreenIndiaChallenge". The mission till now has resulted in 95 millions seedlings planted by 29 Million Guardian Angels (People).

Why do we need to plant trees?

  • A study has revealed that a person on an average consumes 284.7 kgs of oxygen per year.
  • On an average, a tree produces 100 kgs of oxygen per year.
  • It means that on an average a person consumes oxygen produced by three trees in a year.

What is the challenge?

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Plant 3 trees (seedlings ) in your locality & Nurture them for 3 years. Take a selfie and post it here, once after receiving your plants photos you will be honoured with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam “VANAMALI” Badge of Honour.

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Challenge 3 more acquaintances for #greenindiachallenge. And the chain continues.

03

The trees so planted are geo tagged and will be kept under watch for the next 3 years.

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The most active participant from a region will be awarded the “Vana Samrat” badge for the region.