Thirty years back, we were taken from our school to a barren piece of land to plant few saplings as part of a massive tree plantation programme in our township. Although I was a student of Class IX, I don’t think I would have realised the importance of that act then. For us it was just a break from the class and also, probably this was our first outing from our new school. Last year during a visit to my hometown, Bhilai after some 15 years, I decided to check out that place and was very happy to see a lush green and dense forest.
So friends, on this World Environment Day the message is very simple and clear – plant more trees. This is the best gift that we can give to our next generation.