The students of the Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar organised a mass plantation and sapling donation drive called X-Pallavan in Bhubaneswar.
The drive was supported by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Odisha State Forest Department. X-Pallavan was organised as prelude to 'Xpressions' which is Eastern India's biggest B School festival organised by XIMB for last 17 years.
Dr. D V Ramana, Professor, XIMB, inaugurated the initiative in the morning. He said while addressing the students, "It's not enough just to plant trees, it's equally important to implant in ourselves the characters of a tree like to always grow and to help others."
The event was organised at 6 locations in and around Bhubaneswar. Hundreds of saplings were distributed to the general public, in order to create awareness among them and thereby take a step towards afforestation in and around Bhubaneswar.