Today, on the occasion of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s birthday Nagarjuna adopted 1,080 acres of forest land in Chengicherla in Telangana. As per a report in ANI, this forest area will be converted into an urban forest park in honour of Nagarjuna's father Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Nagarjuna along with his family, wife, Amala Akkineni, son, Naga Chaitanya and others laid the foundation of the park. It is being said that the family has donated Rs. 2 Crore cheque to the 'Haritha Nidhi' as conceived by the Chief Minister for the development.
Several photos of Nagarjuna laying the foundation stone with his family have surfaced online. The actor also shared a series of photos from the ceremony on his Twitter handle and wrote, “Many happy returns of the day to chief minister Kcr garu! Happy to announce the adoption and laying the foundation for the ANR URBAN PARK in chengicherla forest area by the Akkineni family. Thanks to #kcr garu and @MPsantoshtrs for this opportunity #greenindiachallenge.”
As a part of the Green India Challenge, Nagarjuna along with Naga Chaitanya, Sushanth and others planted tree saplings. Soon after he shared the post, his fans, followers, and netizens applauded him for this kind gesture.
Speaking at the occasion, Nagarjuna said in a statement, “MP Santosh Kumar had launched 'Green India Challenge program' to change the environment in our state and country to clean our environment. I have participated in the program and planted several saplings. In the last Big Boss season final program, I discussed the adoption of forestland issue with Santosh Kumar and declared on the dais that he would adopt forestland.”
He concluded by saying that the forest park would prove to be a great help for the people living in the colonies.