The Independence Day of India, 15th August which also befalls the Birthday of Revered Guru Ji, has a new significance for Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa India followers. This day is celebrated as Tree Plantation Day for the last 5 years at Dera Sacha Sauda.
Online PR News – 28-August-2013 – 27th AUgust 2013. Sirsa/India – Dera Sacha Sauda, has always been instrumental in conducting welfare activities in conjunction with the motive to save earth. In this series, Dera volunteers participate in each and every such activity all around the globe. Since August 15th, 2009 they have been conducting Tree Plantation Drive to mark the birthday ceremony of Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan (also known as Saint Baba Ram Rahim Ji/ Baba Ram Rahim Ji/ Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Ji) which also coincides with the Independence Day of the Nation. The usual trend of this drive is that His Eminence Guruji plants the sapling first to inaugurate it and following Him, all followers of the Ashram do the same all over the world.
This year, His Holiness Guruji reached at the pre-destined place by His self- designed small car, having the unique feature to accommodate all the farming tools inside it, namely ‘Agro Jeter’. Most Adorable Mata Naseeb Kaur Ji Insan (Respected Mother of His Highness Guruji) and other Royal Family Members also planted the saplings on the same place. Thereafter, many children adopted by Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan( Baba Ram Rahim Ji/ Saint Ram Rahim Ji/ Baba Gurmeet Ram Raheem Ji)as his children (inhabitants of Shahi Asra Ashram and Shahi Betiyan Basera) along with other resident volunteers, called as ‘Satbrahamchari or Gurubrahamchari Sewadar’ and followers in different parts of the world planted the saplings. The ground was so large but it could not accommodate the passion of volunteers. So far, the Dera volunteers have planted 1,82,94,810 saplings and around 85 % of them are also being taken care of. The count after this year's drive stands at 2,18,31,074. As Guru Ji encourages people not only to plant the saplings but also to look after them by providing adequate water & manure and saving them from insects or miscreants till their complete growth.
Everyone is astonished to see the passion among the volunteers for this drive. The number of plants planted this year was 35,22,081 throughout India whereas all around the world the toll went upto 35,36,263. Not only this, Dera has recorded its name in Guiness Book of World Records for maximum Tree Plantation on multiple occassions.