Friday, June 24, 2011

A happy picture for you !

I suppose one needs a break from the depressing weather and grim stories which  spew out  from STH blog during the monsoons.
So here is a happy photograph for you!
SUMI, the largest and one of the oldest schools in Darjeeling district, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. As a part of this and in keeping with  World Environment Day theme this year ("Forests : Nature at your service"), the school undertook planting of over 5,000 tree and vetiver grass saplings at two landslide prone areas of Kalimpong.
On 20Jun2011, almost 700 students of the school planted 2,700 tree saplings at Bhamey gaon in Sindebung, an area which has been repeatedly featured on this blog.
On 23Jun2011, students of the school again planted 2,100 saplings in Lower Bong bustee, a village which has been featured here
I am glad to state that STH was involved with the school in this venture for acquiring the vetiver grass, selection of the areas for plantation and also liaising with the village people.

Praful Rao

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