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Mute testimony to the past

Mute testimony to the past
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The Neem plant opposite the fort in the old town was planted at least 100 years ago It grew into a magnificent tree in course of time and proving cool shade to those who gather under it when the Mercury rises

Tandur: The Neem plant opposite the fort in the old town was planted at least 100 years ago. It grew into a magnificent tree in course of time and proving cool shade to those who gather under it when the Mercury rises.

Going nostalgic, the tree was planted by the erstwhile Nizam rulers in 1911 at Tandur on the Hyderabad-Gulbarga route. The rulers got neem, banyan and other shady trees planted and employed workers to water them regularly. The Nawabs sometimes used to hold military conferences under the shade of the trees. A platform has been built around the tree so that the people gather around it and engage themselves in gossiping.

Another such plant is located on the premises of the R and B office here. A banyan tree on the premises dates back to more than 100 years. On Fridays, people worship the tree as they strongly believe that it will help them become rich, prosperous and healthy. People while relaxing under the age-old trees wish, “Maythe planters of the tree go to heaven”. Therefore, let us plant at least four saplings and carefully nurse them for the benefit of the posterity.

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