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A new way to celebrate birthdays!

June 14, 2005

The next time you celebrate your birthday or your child's achievement, or any joyous occasion, here's a cool idea for you: plant trees!

The Karnataka government and Parisara, a non-governmental organisation, have hit on a novel idea to promote planting and growing of trees, in a small way.

Under this scheme, you pay Rs 500 per tree, which will be utilised to plant a seedling, to rear and protect it till it becomes self-sustaining.

Parisara and the government have formed Spoorthi Vana (inspiring forest), a committee to take up the project.

The committee has proposed planting seedlings on a 300-acre land -- which belongs to the state-run Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board -- in and around the catchment areas of Tippagondanahalli on the outskirts.

Fifty seedlings are proposed to be grown in each acre.

How it works

Each tree would be uniquely numbered and a certificate (with all the details) would be issued to the person.

Some may want to plant a seedling, but may not have the time or the land.

You can also contribute to remember a solemn occasion, like the death anniversary of a near and dear one.

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Number of User Comments: 7

Sub: celebration of birthday

Please let me know the complete details to my id :

Posted by chandu

Sub: celebration of birthday

hai, Its a new way and a good thing.Every one knows that Deforestation is waxing from day to day.So it's a good method proposed in ...

Posted by chandu

Sub: Community Service

I would also like to contribute, but i am not an Indian Resident.How can i be assured that the seedling which has been planted in ...

Posted by Manisha

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please let me have the email or telephone of concerned person to contact . Is the schemme also in any other stae ? Regards, asif ...

Posted by asif

Sub: another novel idea

I am associated with a hospital called Salem Polyclinic in Tamilnadu. We have been giving small saplings when every newborn leaves the hospital with the ...

Posted by Sarda Mohan


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