Kids hug a tree this Children’s Day

Published: 14th November 2016 12:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2016 03:14 AM   |  A+A-


Children take part in a campaign against cutting of trees in city on Sunday | Pushkar V

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Drawing inspiration from the ‘Steel flyover beda’ activists, Mums and Stories, a publishing company, celebrated Children’s Day by organising a ‘hug a tree’ event at Cubbon Park.

Reshma Krishnamoorthy, the founder, says, “This Children’s Day, we intended to bring an initiative that is being discussed with enthusiasm by the city’s tree lovers, yet blatantly ignored by the authorities. We want our kids to learn that as they grow up, it is essential to move forward, but equally essential to preserve what we have.

Moving forward doesn’t mean we chop trees that have been a part of our lives. We don’t own this campaign as it has been done earlier too. Yet we do have an ownership to the city, to our kids and our trees.”
Children were seen hugging trees, drawing and colouring nature related art. This was followed by a story-telling session.

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