Nashik/Satpur: ‘Aapla Paryavaran’ organisation and forest department had jointly planted 12,000 tree saplings on the hill at Satpur two years back. Their birthday was celebrated on Monday. Trees were worshipped in a traditional way. Nashikites in large numbers gave their response to this unique concept.
Environmentalists brought five litres of water as a gift to these trees. This unique programme was organised with the objective of showing the citizens the growth of these trees. A tree adoption scheme was also conducted. Mayor Ranjana Bhansi, MLA Devyani Pharande, Deputy Mayor Prathamesh Gite, corporator Dinkar Patil, Lata Patil, forest department’s Prashant Khairnar and ‘Aapla Paryavaran’ organisation’s Shekhar Gaikwad were present.
The volunteers of ‘Aapla Paryavaran’ organisation were making preparations for this unique birthday celebration since last two days. Awareness was created among citizens at various points in the city about this programme. Women drew rangolis and decorated these trees with garlands. This programme was organised to express gratitude towards trees which are maintaining the environment.
Sujata Kale, Suresh Nakhate, Gauri Gaikwad, Girish Kangne, Vinod Gujarathi and others took sincere efforts for this programme under guidance of Shekhar Gaikwad.
Meanwhile, on the backdrop of World Environment Day, tree saplings were planted on a vacant plot in Satpur colony. Satpur Prabhag committee chairperson Madhuri Bolkar, corporator Shashikant Jadhav, Sudam Nagre and Pallavi Patil planted the saplings. Tamarind, babool, banyan, peepal, gulmohar (Delonix regia) and neem tree saplings were planted. Tree guards were installed around them for their protection. Ganesh Bolkar, Swapnil Patil, Rajendra Chikhale, Sachin Gangurde, Subash Kedar and other citizens have taken responsibility of conservation of these trees.