Chennai: Actor Vivek has said if an average life-span of a person is 60 years, and if you use an oxygen cylinder it will cost you more than Rs 5 crore, but a single tree can give you that oxygen free of cost.
He said this while speaking at the launch of roTree Project, an initiative by Rotary Club of Madras East to create awareness amongst people on increasing the green cover and planting tree saplings.
The actor also informed that he plants the tree saplings in schools, colleges, apartment complexes to make sure that the saplings planted are taken care of and nurtured well. It will be good to deep root the importance of planting trees amongst students as the students can effectively spread this message and implement, he said.
If the trees are not there, the retention of rain water will fail, have an impact on weather conditions, reduce the agricultural yield and finally it will impact us with no food, he added.
Shoba Raman, Principal of Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School and Rotarians were present during the event.