It was during his deployment in Chandigarh, that police constable Devender Sura first fell in love with the city’s verdant roads and streets, and began to nurse the wish to transform his hometown, Sonepat in Haryana, in a similar manner. While many of us have wished to see more trees and plants across the cities and towns that we inhabit, Sura turned his dream into reality. For the last eight years, he has persistently endeavoured to bring about a wave of green to not just his village, but also of the entire district of Sonepat.
Beginning as a self-driven initiative in 2012, his green crusade reached out to over 152 village panchayats, and today, a network of approximately 2,000 dedicated and passionate volunteers across Haryana are a part of Sura’s team. He is the sole person funding the initiative and claims to have spent over 28 to 30 lakhs in the last six years, and despite the strong disapproval from his family, he doesn’t have any qualms about dedicating a significant chunk of his monthly salary to this initiative.
Police officer Devender is in requirement of funds and needs your support now to keep his initiative going.