MRPL conducted a programme of planting saplings as a part of Koti Vruksha Andolana, at Narayana Guru High School, Kaikamba, Ganeshpura and Ramachandra Higher Primary School, Bala on 7-7-2017. MRPL conducted the mass tree plantation programme with the support of Karnataka Forest Department and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).
Shri K Shridhar, Range Forest Officer, Shri Rajashekhar Puranik from KSPCB, Shri Sadhu Poojary, President of Shri Narayan Guru Education Trust, Shri Sanjay Varma, GGM-HSE & Safety, MRPL and Shri U V Aithal, GM (Environment), MRPL apart from other officials participated in the program.
Shri K Shridhar spoke on the occasion and appealed students to develop love for nature and to take care of plants around them. Only the trees have the capacity to hold back water, water is precious for us to survive, so protect trees, he remarked.
Shri Rajashekhar Puranik said that human beings consume oxygen everyday for their living, but only the tree provide us fresh oxygen. The value of a tree runs into crores of Rupees if we calculate the quantum of oxygen that gives out he said. Shri U V Aithal said that it is our duty to protect the nature and grow more trees.
After the stage programme around 100 saplings were planted in both the school premises.
Government of Karnataka has initiated an ambitious plan of tree planting called ‘Koti Vruksha Andolan’ all across the state. Earlier MRPL carried out the program at Pejavara Church High School, Kalavar on 19th June 2017.