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 Hara Hai, Toh Bhara Hai, A Green Challenge!  

Date of Publish - Tuesday, 17th July 2018

Igniting Minds Hara hai toh bhara hai A Green Challenge has taken upon itself to address causes that are socially relevant and tries to mobilise mass participation of the people to make the society a better place to live in. The iconic leader, former President of India, the missile man, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s death anniversary falls on 27th July. As a fitting tribute Igniting Minds have decided to launch this global movement on this day and dedicate it to the visionary who strived for the betterment of humanity.


What is the challenge?

First you accept Igniting Minds "Hara hai toh bhara hai" A Green Challenge has taken Hara hai, toh Bhara hai challenge of planting 3 trees in the next 10 days. Then, you nurture them for the next 3 years.As a next step, you pass on the challenge to 3 others, who take it further and the chain continues. It is that simple.


Some very shocking facts have been noticed and the planet is sending us warning signals. Are we listening?

The forest cover is fast depleting. 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. In the last 10 years alone, we have been losing 5.2 million hectares of forests per year!


What is #GreenChallenge, why 3 plants per person ?

Oxygen consumption by us: We breathe 7-8 lts of air per minute.
That means 11000 lts of per day (Approx).
Oxygen in the inhaled air is: 20%
Oxygen in the exhaled air is: 15%
We use only 5% of Oxygen in every inhalation.That means we use 550 lts of Oxygen per day.
550 lts of Oxygen = 785.95 gms or 0.78 kgs.
We use 0.78 Kgs of Oxygen per day.
That means 284.70 Kgs per year, say 285 lts.1 Kg of Oxygen is Rs 1300/-.285 Kgs of Oxygen cost is Rs 3,70,500/-. We use Rs 3.70 lacks of Oxygen in a year freely given by nature.
One average tree can give 100 kgs of Oxygen per year.
We need to plant at least 3 trees in our life time to compensate our usage of Oxygen from mother earth.


Forest Cover Loss:

Forest cover 10000 years back was 6 billion hectares, (60,000 lahks hectares) that is 45% of earth. At present forest cover is 4 billion hectares, (40,0000 lakhs hectares) that is 31% of our earth. Worldwide we are cutting forest of 200 sq. Kms per day. Past ten years average forest loss is 5.2 million hectares per year.

It's a time every one should know the importance of Trees and Forest conservation and Green coverage

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.


Hara hai Toh Bhara Hai is a fun way of reversing the damage caused by deforestation.


What is the challenge?

  1. You will receive the "Hara hai Toh Bhara Hai" challenge from one of your best friendthrough email ,whats app or any other social media link ( )
  2. Once you Accept the challenge plant 3 trees in your locality within 10 days. Nurture them for 3 years. Take a selfie and post it.
  3. Pass the challenge to 3 of your acquaintances to do the same. And the chain continues.
  4. The trees so planted are geo tagged and will be kept under watch for the next 3 years.
  5. Every person who accepts challenge and plant 3 saplings will honoured as Vanamali.
  6. Every person who nurtures the plants for three years successfully is Vanamitra
  7. Every person who leads the region is Vanaraja and the best in the state is Vana Samrat.


Let it be our tribute to Dr. Kalam and a gift to the nation

Author :
M.Karunakar reddy


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