Tilak Raj Rana Ludhiana, June 13
Today, the Ludhiana children created a micro oxygen chamber (micro forest) that is “By the kids for the kids” by planting 750 tree saplings in 250 sq yards of area in Rakh Bagh, here today.
This micro forest has been planted under the supervision of the green couple Rohit Mehra IRS and Geetanjali Mehra. 10 school going children from Ludhiana namely Pratibha Sharma, Madhvi Sharma, Vaibhav Kapoor, Dhruv Mehra, Udhay Mehra, Diya Bharara, Lavanya Sehgal, Viraansh Bharara, Nitya Bassi and Dishita Bharara took active interest in this noble initiative. Rohit Mehra said that it is the first ever forest created by kids in the world, which is for the kids. This team is known as Indian green warriors and have 10 school going kids. He said that 60 different varieties, that are native of Punjab area, have been planted in this micro forest.
Madhvi Sharma, a class 11 student at Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana, said that in this pandemic, everyone has realized the importance of oxygen in our society. They said that we all know that trees are the only source of natural oxygen. Pratibha Sharma, class 9 student at Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana, said that the current weather is best for planting trees and urged everyone, especially children, to plant maximum number of trees. Vaibhav Kapoor, class seventh student at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, said that this micro forest has been planted so that our future generations can have a source of natural oxygen. All the participating children pledged to save this micro forest, manure it and irrigate it for a period of two years till it becomes sustainable. They said that this micro forest will host variety of flora and fauna and birds, who find it difficult to get safe adobe in urban areas.
They also urged everyone to plant maximum number of trees so that Ludhiana becomes oxygen rich city.