Daler Mehndi will only perform at public concerts if the organizers plant trees
Various Bollywood Singers perform in charity concerts dedicated to noble causes. But singer Daler Mehndi has gone one step further. in a
In an attempt to contribute to the improvement of the environment, he decided to act in public shows only on the condition that the organizers agree plant certain number of trees
I have established a rule that whenever there is an audience concert , be a bhajan sandhya, sufi Show , pop or filmi music event, a certain number of trees should be plant ed. The first time I attempted something like this was in 1998, when I plant ed eight lakh trees in Delhi from my own savings. I was the first Indian celebrity to do something like that. It gave me a lot of satisfaction. It’s only recently that I decided to dedicatedly pursue the cause and make it a rule for my live Show s,” says the singer .
He adds that ahead of his Show in Kaman, a town in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, last month, approximately 6,000 trees were plant ed. He also sowed 5,000 saplings in Nakodar, Punjab, recently. “We plant ed 51,000 trees in Indore on July 23 and distributed 21,000 fruit plant s to the attendees of my concert in Nagrota Bagwan, Himachal Pradesh. I’ll be performing in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, on August 11, and I plan to continue with the cause there as well,” says Daler.