School children plant trees

On World Environment day on 5th of June, members of Kuvempunagar Permanent Resident’s Welfare Association and the students of Green Pastures School participated in planting saplings in BTM layout. Around 300 students and 10 teachers from the School participated in this event organised at the Indian Water Works Association(IWWA) Hall at BTM layout 7th main.

The students rallied from NS Pallya to BTM holding posters and playing drums.
We have planted 100 saplings of Neem, Ashok and Champa, all provided by the Forest Department and BBMP,” said A Vidyashankar, President of the Association. BTM Environment day celebration

Green Pasture School students (pic: MM)

They also organised a panel discussion to discuss the impact of tree felling and the green house effect. The panelists included Ramalinga Reddy, MLA BTM  Layout  constituency, Dr. A N Yellappa Reddy, Environmentalist and Chairperson of BBMP’s Sustainable Development Empowered Technical Advisory Committee, Anantha Ramu, Chief Architect, ISRO and Dr. T M Ameer Ahmed, Former Professor, Bangalore University.

The discussion also covered the topics of cutting down trees for Metro Rail and road widening. While everybody had their own views, Yellappa Reddy said, “To compensate the loss we are planting trees where ever any public sector land is available”. The programme concluded with all the panelists urging citizens to plant more