Urban greening initiative…
Mysuru: The newly-floated Tree Lovers Club, Vijayanagar, planted around 700 saplings including fruit-bearing indigenous trees in Vijayanagar 3rd Stage on Sunday last.
The Club, an offshoot of Vekare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET), will take up urban greening and promote it by example and through public campaigns.
Speaking to SOM, VKET and Tree Lovers Club President Mandetira N. Subramani said that it is the responsibility of every citizen to take care of the ecology and environment around their neighbourhood, first by planting a couple of fruit-bearing saplings in places wherever it is feasible. Subsequently, it should be the individual’s responsibility to nurture them after their maintenance for five years till they grow at least 15 feet in height.
He said, it is the collective responsibility of the residents and NGOs to take the initiative to impress upon the Forest Department to plant more saplings.
He further mentioned that the Tree Lovers Club will accomplish its mission of apprising the Chief Conservator of Forests in Mysuru to plant over 5,000 different species of saplings including fruit-bearing trees in Vijayanagar 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Stages.
Vice-President Shakunthala Subramani, Gen. Secretary A.B. Bojappa, Jt. Secretary Poornima Raghu, Treasurer S. Somashekara and Hon. Advisor P.S. Bose Subramani led the morning walkers and residents of Vijayanagar 3rd Stage, numbering over 150, in planting the saplings.
Addressing the gathering after planting over 25 fruit-bearing trees in the Park opposite Heritage Club, the Tree Lovers Club President thanked the participants, members of Brahmagiri Kodava Association and Heritage Club for giving moral support to the Club in accomplishing the greening initiative. Tree Lovers Club intends to adopt the Park in Vijayanagar 3rd Stage for development and maintenance after obtaining the consent of authorities concerned.
Speaking on the occasion, A.B. Bojappa said that the Club would form a Committee of Tree Lovers to look after the saplings already planted in Vijayanagar 3rd Stage in the past one week.