Mangaluru: Despite there was heavy rain, over 15 members of a team ‘Hum Tum’ planted different verities of saplings in the city on Saturday, January 23.
The team members planted saplings at the surroundings of ELC (Early Learning Centre) school in Kottara Cross and KSRTC Depot at Kuntikan. It is the second Saturday in a row and second round of saplings done by this team. Previous Saturday, the same team has planted over 50 saplings near Ganapati temple near Urwa Store.
The ‘Hum Tum’ team was formed four years ago, wherein people from different professions like engineers, doctors, business, Information Technology (IT), students among others joined together in order to do some charity works. After its inception, the team has done different charity works like helping elderly people, destitute and for those who need financial support and medical aid.
As it is now the rainy season, the team has decided to plant different verities of saplings in different locations, thereby contribute little to conserve nature. During the onset of the monsoon, the team members decided to plant saplings in different locations on every Saturday after 2 pm. When all members of ‘Hum Tum’ consented for the same, they selected the area of Urwa Store near Ganapati Temple and started plant saplings on June 15.
Receiving a good response from the whole team and from the general public, the team members hold the same programme on its second round of planting saplings on June 22 also. They procure saplings from the forest department and planning to plant it different locations, until the end of monsoon. Along with fruit-bearing saplings like mango, sapota among others, they also plant teak, neem among others.
Speaking to Newskarnataka.com Tauseef Ahmed, who is also working for Animal Care Trust (ACT) informed that monsoons are the best times to plant saplings where nature nurtures and provides for them the best in their early days. “ Our team holds different charity works occasionally. As it is the rainy season now, we have planned to contribute little to nature and took the initiative of planting saplings. We are intending to plant at least 500 saplings before the end of this season”, he added.
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