RR, RCB promote 'green'

As a part of the ‘Go Jaipur’ campaign, the captains of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals pledged to contribute towards making the environment green.

Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, along with Rajasthan Royals executive chairman, Ranjit Barthakur, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.   -  Special Arrangement

A few minutes before Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane walked into the Sawai Mansingh Stadium for the toss ahead of an important Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture on Saturday, both the captains were handed over saplings.

As a part of the ‘Go Jaipur’ campaign, the captains of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals pledged to contribute towards making the environment green.

“The Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore matches are more than just cricket. Our previous match had RCB going green and promoting a sustainable environment. The tiny sapling that they gifted us that day has inspired us to go further and do more for our environment,” Rajasthan Royals executive chairman, Ranjit Barthakur, said.

As part of this program, the Jaipur franchise will work on initiatives and advocacy around sustainable living in the city. “IPL is a large platform that helps spread a message to the community far and wide. This event today is a reaffirmation of our commitment to help build a Green Jaipur. In the coming months, we look forward to working with relevant partners and stakeholders in Rajasthan to take this initiative forward,” Barthakur said.