Vadodara, Aug 24: On the occasion of 67th Van Mahotsav, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today dedicated "Shahid Van" to the people, set up in memory of the martyrs of historic Narbanka battle, at Bhucharmori in Jamnagar district today.
With this, the number of "Sanskritic Van" or culture forests in Gujarat has reached to 12 since 2004. The idea of such forests was conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his stint as the Chief Minister of state.
The objective of a Sanskritik Van is to increase the participation of people and create awareness among them.
"With the 'Shahid Van' at Bhucharmori village, the number of 'Sanskritic Vans' established in Gujarat has gone to 12 since 2004," said state Forest and Environment Minister Ganpatsinh Vasava.
He said the forest department has planted 70,800 saplings over 10 hectares to set up the 'Sanskritik Van' at Bhucharmori.