Tiny hands to protect saplings in summer

Tiny hands to protect saplings in summer
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It is normally who instill social responsibility in children. But here in Nalgonda, the children became role models to all, including the elders, in their dedication towards helping a green society.

Nalgonda: It is normally who instill social responsibility in children. But here in Nalgonda, the children became role models to all, including the elders, in their dedication towards helping a green society. The children living in Laxmi Nivas apartment at Miryalaguda road in the town voluntarily adopted the saplings and trees planted on the premises of their apartment and vowed to protect them in the summer.

Laxmi Nivas apartment was constructed in 2012 with 55 flats and presently about 200 people were living in the flats. Majority of the residents have village and agriculture background and planted as many saplings as possible in the available space in the apartment. They managed to plant 60 saplings.

In view of the ensuing summer, the apartment welfare association held a meeting to discuss various problems and took a resolution unanimously that the residents of each flat should adopt two saplings to protect them in the summer. The children of the apartment, who were present at the meeting, voluntarily came forward and informed the association that they will take the responsibility of protecting the trees and saplings.

Appreciating the children of their dedication, the association had handed over the responsibility to them. The children tied their name tags to the plants they have adopted. Every day they will remove litter and weed around the plants and water them both in the morning and evening. The children also spray organic fertilisers at the roots of trees with the help of their parents.

Besides protecting the saplings, the children are making useful items with waste paper and card boards under the guidance of a retired Hindi Pundit Lingamurthy. He also maintains a library in the apartment for the welfare of all residents of the apartment. The apartment welfare association president K Venkat Reddy and other members Koti, Goushika Chandramouli, and Pradeep Kumar said that the children were taking good care of the plants since one month.

They felt proud over their children’s sense of responsibility towards a green environment. Meanwhile, the children thanked the elders for giving an opportunity for them to protect the saplings in summer. They also thanked the retired teacher, Lingamurthy for guiding them in making items from paper and card board wastages.

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