Members of Leaders for Tomorrow from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College organized a tree plantation event on 1st September 2014 in a park on club road of Punjabi Bagh with around 80 students present for the event. The event was held from 12 till 4 in the evening where in students had to plant a sapling each. The volunteers and the core team started working diligently for the event a week before to attain the maximum input. They commenced by addressing the students at the meeting and briefing about the respective event. Putting up the posters in and around the premises of the college helped in gathering a huge number. Distributing pamphlets for the event had a major role in indulging the new kids on block. All the necessary points were kept in mind while planning the event and for making it feasible for the students to appear for the event the venue was chosen near the college.
On the day of event, the core team reached the venue an hour before to make arrangements for water and tools and also the care takers of the area. A huge number of saplings were arranged by the team from the nearby nursery. A tattoo competition was also held during the event to indulge the participants more into the act, while the further preparatory measures were made. Later, saplings were planted on the area where there were no plants or lesser number of biennials were visible by the participants. Thereupon a slogan writing competition was also held on the topic‘environment’ and some beautiful and inspiring entries were made by the participants. And the best ones were given a LFT miniature too.
All the contributors of the happening took part effectively and had fun. Apart from slogan making and tattoo making competitions, another consideration took place where the willing ones discussed their attachment towards the nature and its resources and put forward their experiences and ideas of the event held. Few of the remarkable experiences shared by them were updated on the official page as well. This interactive side of the occurrence made these people even more sensitive towards our environment and saving it from further destruction. Few of them even pledged to plant a tree on the days of remembrance i.e. birthdays, anniversaries and other days of importance. Keeping aside the bigger picture, photographs were also clicked by students appointed to do the needful and the best ones were put up on the official LFT’s page. During the event the people wandering near the area also seemed to get inspired by the youth doing a wonderful job. Some of them, even came up and congratulated for the measure.
It was a great experience for everyone while adopting a plant. Members still go and check upon the saplings they planted, and are proud of doing it. For the team as well, it was a learning experience as they learnt how to organize events and on the other hand, learnt teamwork too. The place looks greener than before now.