MP Santosh Inspires Hero Nagarjuna

Rama Krishna Sangem

TRS Rajya Sabha MP and Green India Challenge (GIC) founder J Santosh Kumar has inspired Tollywood Hero Nagarjuna Akkineni in spreading the green cause. Hero Nagarjuna kept his promise in response to a GIC call and adopted 1080 acres of forest land, named after his late father, Akkineni Nageswara Rao Urban Forest Park.

This urban forest park will come up in the Chengicherla forest area on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Nagarjuna made this promise on the occasion of CM KCR’s birthday.

Nagarjuna came forward to set up an urban park at the Chengicherla Forest area on the outskirts of Hyderabad in memory of his father Akkineni Nageswara Rao’s name.

At the foundation laying ceremony, along with MP Santosh Kumar, Nagarjuna participated with his family members. Akkineni Nagarjuna, Amala, sons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil and other family members attended. For the development of the forest region, Nag has donated Rs 2 crore to the Haritha Nidhi conceived by CM KCR.

Nagarjuna said Santosh Kumar had launched the Green India Challenge programme to change the environment in our state and country as eco-friendly and clean our environment. He said he had participated in the programme and planted several saplings.

Big Boss Promise

In the recent Big Boss season final programme, he said he discussed the adoption of forestland issue with Santosh Kumar and declared on the dais that he would adopt forestland. He said he felt happy that he had laid the foundation stone for the Urban Forest Park as announced by him in the programme. This forest area park would immensely help the people living in the colonies.

Santosh Kumar appreciated Nagarjuna for coming forward to take part in the Green India Challenge programme. The MP announced that along with the setting up of the Urban Park in the name of A Nageswara Rao, in the vacant areas one-lakh saplings will be planted.

He said no other city had the advantage Hyderabad has over 1.5 lakh acres of forest land around the city. It would be protected, preserved and developed as part of the Green India Challenge programme. The MP said businessmen, entrepreneurs and organisations who will take up this social responsibility are welcome.

In this programme, Ministers, Special Chief Secretary (Forests) Shanta Kumari, PCCF Ms R Shobha, PCCF (SF) R M Dobrial, Rachakonda Police Commissioner  Mahesh Bhagwat, Hyderabad Chief Conservator MJ Akbar, Medchel Forest Officer  Venkateswarlu, GIC Co Founder Raghava,  Nagarjuna family members Supriya Yarlagadda,  Sumanth,  Sushant, Naga Suseela, Laxmi Sahitya, Saroja, Venkata Narayana Rao, Jyotsna, Anupama,  Aditya, Sangeeta, Sagarika and others participated.

The Chengicherla Forest Block is in the Uppal-Medipally area on Hyderabad Warangal highway and among the urbanization there is 1,682 acres of forestland.  Nagarjuna took 1,000 acres on adoption. An Urban park will be developed in part of the land and in the rest; revival of the forest areas will be taken up. Officials said that this park would be useful for those residing in Medipally to Chengicherla, Cherlapally, and ECIL areas.

Under the leadership of Santosh Kumar and inspiration from the Green India Challenge, three forest blocks were taken on adoption and Nagarjuna took the fourth block. In the three areas, setting of an urban park, reviving the forest area works are going on.

Prabhas Adopted Khajipally

MP Santosh Kumar himself has adopted of 2,042 acres in Keesara and developing an Eco-park. Hero Prabhas took 1,650 acres in the Khajipally forest area and Pharma giant hetero Drugs has taken 2,543 acres in the Mambapur forest area on Narsapur road and are developing as eco-friendly areas.

Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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