Saturday, October 22, 2011

A step towards making the garden city greener

Inaugurating the plantation drive organized at Jade Garden, Sadahalli, Bengaluru, Sri Ramachandra Gowda, Deputy Chairman, Karnataka State Planning Commission said that planting trees was no more for the pleasure of the eyes or for decoration but for our survival. He appreciated the efforts of Jade Garden Plot Owners Association (JGPOA), Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) and Indian Development Foundation (IDF) and stressed that such initiatives should be replicated in good members by the people from all walks of life. 700 plants at one go was planted at Jade Garden by IDF and SCB Social Champions on 22nd Oct. 2011.

Talking on the occasion, Dr. S. Franklin, Manager - Southern Region of IDF said that the Plantation Drive was a pan India program jointly organized in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank. According to him the program aimed at impressing upon the urban elites towards creating greener cities across the country. He appreciated SCB team for spending useful resource for a green earth movement and involving its staff for the noble cause. He praised JGPOA for gracefully coming forward to allot a large space of its residential premises for the cause of green earth and a healthy environment.

Mr. A. G. Prakash, Principal of Sri. Ayappan High School, Jayamahal, Bengaluru lamented the gradual depletion of forests in India. Attributing the scenario to ignorance, he called for planting more number of trees towards good heath and well being of our people. He appreciated the wonderful humanitarian and nation building activities undertaken by IDF.
Neha, student of CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru talked on the importance of planting trees. IDF young social ambassador Karan Dravid (12), administered oath towards protecting the nature.

Earlier, Capt. Vikram Diesh, Hon. President of Jade Garden Plot Owners Association, welcomed. Mr. Ravi introduced the guests. Mr. Gururaj, Hon. Secretary of JGPOA made all the arrangements in a fitting manner.

Mr. Muthukumar, Mr. V. Narayan, Mr. Rajiv Nair, Mr. Rohit and several other important functionaries from Standard Chartered along with a good number of social champions from the bank, Students and staff from leading educational Institutions, Members of NGOs and JGPOA took part in the event with zeal and enthusiasm.

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