Revered Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan started this Mega Tree Plantation Drive in 2009 on 15th August. Guruji wanted all the followers to celebrate his birthday by planting trees on this day to improve environment and work against improving the planet. Till last year, Tree plantation was done on the 15th August worldwide but from this year it has been changed to 14th August so followers can plant trees wherever they are and then come to Head Quarter Sirsa to wish Guruji. First tree plantation drive started in 2009 by planting 68,73,451 plants in just one day around the world. Since then each year on 15th August plants were planted and figures are as below:
- 2010 – 43,00,157
- 2011 – 40,00,000
- 2012 – 31,21,203
- 2013 – 35,36,264
- 2014 – 35,00,000
- 2015 – 50,00,000
- 2016 – 40,00,000
In total, Dera Sacha Sauda followers have planted close to 4 crore trees till date worldwide which is quite an impressive task towards improving our Earth and that too without any monetary incentive. One can witness this enthusiasm in followers whether they are old, young or kids. Everyone compete with each other to plant more trees on this auspicious day to celebrate their Masters birthday.
In India, the main states who are always ahead in participation are Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka etc.
Guruji’s followers who reside in different countries UK, Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand etc., always contribute in this Mega Drives