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Pride Apartments Owners Association situated at Bilekhalahalli, opposite to State Bank of Mysore, Bannerghatta road planted 59 saplings on the way to their apartment and within their compound on January 9th, in collaboration with Trees for free, a non-profit that takes up tree planting initiatives, and sponsored by Yahoo, the technology firm, and the Rotary club of Koramangala.

59 tree saplings planted in front of Pride apartments. Pic: Sangeetha Ramakrishnan.

Each plant is adopted by a child of the apartment complex. This will make them “aware about the value of trees in our environment”, explains Minu Mehra, joint secretary of Pride Apartments Owners Association.

Janet Yegneswaran, the founder and president of Trees for free, says they have planted almost 17,000 trees all over Bangalore till date.

Sowmya Iyer, a volunteer for Trees for free and an engineer by profession says, “I  come to the events like this during the weekends and help them plant trees.”

Honge, Jacaranda, Akash Malige and Pride of India are some of the saplings planted. L Ramesh, a candidate for the upcoming BBMP council election was also present for the event. He said, “I request other apartments’ associations to follow the same for a greener environment”.