For ev­ery six hit in Eden Gar­dens, Juhi Chawla’s team will plant a tree

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur

Ac­tor Juhi Chawla (left), who is the co-owner of In­dian Pre­mier League (IPL) team, Kolkata Knight Rid­ers (KKR) has de­cided to use cricket for the ben­e­fit of the en­vi­ron­ment. For ev­ery six that a player hits in Kolkata’s iconic sta­dium, Eden Gar­dens, the ac­tor’s team will plant a tree.

“Ev­ery day we hear about the alarm­ing ef­fects of pol­lu­tion. I felt that there is no bet­ter way to do some­thing for the en­vi­ron­ment [than this]. For ev­ery sixer hit by KKR and op­po­site team at Eden Gar­dens, there will be one tree planted. Cricket is loved in our coun­try and it spreads so much hap­pi­ness — there is noth­ing bet­ter than as­so­ci­at­ing it with a good cause. So, the next time a bats­man hits a six, ev­ery­one can cheer for their team and be as­sured that one more tree is get­ting planted in Kolkata and the game is con­tribut­ing for a bet­ter to­mor­row,” says Juhi.

The ini­tia­tive has got a green sig­nal from the Mayor of Kolkata and Juhi shares, “So far we have vowed to plant over 50 trees and we are hop­ing to reach at least 70 by the end of the sea­son. Our team will be plant­ing trees at var­i­ous spots across Kolkata.”

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