Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi Guwahati on Sunday undertook a tree plantation drive with all the Balvikas Students of different units of Guwahati at Guwahati Botanical Garden situated in Assam State Zoo, to commemorate Earth Day and ongoing Aradhana Mahotsavam Month Celebration.
This event was organized as part of samithi’s continuing efforts to raise the level of environmental awareness in the society , and to express the joy of being inspired by Sri Sathya Sai Baba through an act of benevolence to the society.
About 35 participants including Bal Vikas Students, Guru’s, Parents and Seva Dal members took part in it and planted about 30 tree saplings which included various trees and medicinal herbs.
Guwahati Samithi expressed thanks to the DFO, Assam State Zoo and all its staff and members for generous support and encouragement to the event. DFO personally encouraged the students about importance of trees and how they should be treated.
By involving Bal Vikas children in this Seva program , the adults have been able to demonstrate to them the importance of taking care of nature and the environment. A sapling can be helped to grow straight, but once it becomes a tree it is more difficult to guide in its growth. Similarly, a child must be shown the right way from a very young age.
Like the saplings we planted today we hope that the essence of the spirit of selfless service will take firm root in the children’s hearts. We pray that those saplings grow into big trees, bearing the fruits of love and providing the shade of forbearance to the very environment and the community of their upbringing.