Guiness record for most Number of trees planted
People of Ladakh, monks, nuns and members of Live to Love foundation, led by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa created
a new Guinness world record by planting 50033 saplings in 33min and 25 secs. The Monks, Nuns, members of Young
Drukpa Association (YDA) and the people of Ladakh took part in this historic activity covering an area of 224
Kanal. The representative of Guinness world record was also present on the occasion to monitor the record.
The trees planted during the drive comprised of Ladakh Willow, which is native to the region. This plantation
across Leh is a part of initiative to conserve the environment in the region and is in sync with various other
environmental initiatives undertaken by Drukpa lineage in the recent past.
The earlier record was set by Peru in June 2010 wherein they planted 27,166 saplings in 1hour by 8000 participants.
Commenting on the momentous occasion, His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, Head of Drukpa Lineage and Live To Love
Initiatives “It is a momentous day for all of us at Drukpa lineage and especially for the people of Ladakh.
Our efforts have always been focused to conserve the environment of Leh and an attempt to strike a green balance
in the most difficult terrain In the Himalayas. I urge that this drive along with the people of Leh will spur
several such initiatives and will pray for a cleaner, greener India.”
The task was accomplished by over 9313 Monks, Nuns along with members of Young Drukpa Association and the people
of Ladakh, which was also supervised by Guinness representative.
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