3rd July 2016

A welcome break and a promise to keep….. Picking up saplings, digging pits, forming human chains and ferrying trees and water, carrying implements around, preparing the soil, watering the pit and clearing the area are habits that we have inculcated over the past few months and no Sunday is complete without the task. Greetings of warmth, travelling together, the antakshari on the bus ride, hi fives, selfies and some wonderful moments have added life to living. New members join and new smiles emerge while old ones continue to be present with the same enthusiasm. The commitment is growing with the passing of every week. The Green Saviours team planted 200 trees as part of their commitment to add to the greenery in and around the city of Belagavi, Karnataka, India. A group of around 150 members headed to the Desur Golf Course for the plantation drive at 7.15 in the morning and commenced plantation at around 8.15. Members from various walks of life, young and old alike walked around the golf course and planted saplings in previously dug pits that were waiting to welcome the prospective new inhabitants of the site. The drive continued until about 10.15 and the team had some wonderful moments with family and friends. At the end of the drive, the IGP of the region Mr Umeshkumar planted a sapling and the new members of the Green Saviours team along with members who celebrated birthdays and anniversaries in the past week, planted a tree. The Belgaum Golf Association was kind enough to serve some hot snacks for the tired members after the plantation. One of the members also chose to celebrate a birthday with us and the cake party topped the celebrations. The team wishes to thank Mr. N.J. Shivkumar, Captain of the course and Belgaum Golf Association for inviting us to undertake the task of adding trees to the golf course. The team will be planting thousands of trees in the region over the coming year. We also thank Mr Dilip Chindak for providing the JCB to dig the pits. The Department of Social Forestry provided us the saplings as they always do and we are eternally grateful for their cooperation. The Green Saviours team will be planting thousands of trees at the site on every alternate Sunday. We have almost touched a total of 1000 trees in our 12th plantation drive and look forward to continuing the same for what may seem like forever. Come join the The Venugreen Project- the first initiative of the Green Saviours team and be part of these wonderful moments.

 

 

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