Chief Minister Narendra Modi began the 60th Van Mohatsav by inaugurating Shyamal Van located near North Gujarat's ancient Pilgrim place Shamlagi.
He appealed to all the nature lovers to contribute to Gujarat's Golden jubilee year 2010 by igniting the movement of “Swarnim Jayanti Van.” Gujarat Government has successfully carried out projects such as ‘Mangalya Van in Ambaji','Harihar Van in Somnath, Tirthankar Van and Bhaktivan in Chotila, he mentioned.
Narendra Modi visited Shamlagi temple to seek the blessing of Almighty. Amidst of heavy rain, the function was attended by the tribal community of nearby villages.
He said, the protection of environment is rooted in Indian culture.