Van Mahotsav is a tree planting event that occurs every year in July :
The event starts with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then a tree is planted in the ground to commemorate the event.
The first event was held in 1950 by activist K.M. Munshi.
Van Mahotsav aims to :
1) Foster an appreciation of trees and tree conservation in India
2) Provide an aesthetically attractive landscape in India
3) Provide timber for India’s ecomic/industrial needs