Rajya sabha member Mr. Parimal Nathwani has found a unique way to promote tree-plantation. He intends to plant 2000 saplings of different varieties as a part of Van Mahotsav 2012. A beginning was made to-day by planting more than 100 saplings at Kisan High School, Pithoria in Kanke block. Saplings mostly of fruiting species were planted by Mr. Sandeep Verma, the advisor of MP’s office, councilor of Pithoria Panchayat Mr. Jagannath Mishra, Principal of Kisan School Mr. Parvez Ahmed, Forester Mr. Muralidhar Prasad etc. at the school premises. All the students and teachers of the school participated with Zeal and gaiety. Ms Nusarat Jahan of MP’s office co-ordinated the plantation drive effectively and successfully.[nggallery id=9]
Mr. Nathwani intends to identify two government schools from each block of Ranchi district where the shady ornamental and fruiting frees will be planted. Saplings are procured from the government social forestry and school children are involved so that the interest to conserve the nature could be inculcated in them. Mr. Nathwani began plantation activities in 2009 from Islamnagar by adorning the children park there with several flowery plants and frees with green canopy. Although the Islamnagar was erazed, he continued the drive every year.
Later on, saplings were planted at Rando and Karamtoli villages of Kanke block. About 100 to 160 grown-up plants properly guarded and protected now add beauty to the area. Last year, plantation was carried out in schools, madarsas, tribal hostel etc. Students at these places volunteered to shoulder responsibility to take care of a plant in his or her name. These plants are very well nurtured and guarded by students and teachers.
The Kind of enthusiasm witnessed in to-day’s tree plantation program too reflected the concerns of teachers and students on the issue of conservation of nature.