Latika Thukral: Meet the lady who gave Gurgaon lungs
As recently as five years ago, the 600-acre Aravalli Bio-Diversity Park in south Delhi bordering Gurgaon used to be a stretch of barren land, scarred by thoughtless mining. Today, it is a lush green patch, attracting morning walkers, joggers, cyclists and bird watchers. This stunning turnaround is the result of more than 46,000 plants that had been planted by citizens groups, NGOs, and government bodies in the past four years. While many have contributed to the reforestation drive, it was 47-year-old Gurgaon resident Latika Thukral who led the charge.