Vrikshabandhan- A bond beyond festivity

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Why celebrate a festival the normal way when you can give it a whole new dimension? Vrikshabandhan by Pukaar was initiated with the tenet to create lasting bonds beyond festivity.
Social Media platforms were incorporated to receive plantation requests by the locals of Udaipur city. In this three day event, 50 volunteers went to different requested areas all around the city to plant 40+ species trees from Aravali that involved Mulberry, Moringa, Neem, kikar, Baheda, Kachnar, Karanj, Aam etc.
The endeavor did not just aim towards planting trees by volunteers but also made families partake to develop an emotional attachment. People vowed to take care of their trees like one would protect their sibling. And to take it to another level, some even gave their plants names like Varsha (rain) and Ritu (season) etc.
The number of tree plantation applications received by the Pukaar team was more than 500. Moreover, an ample number of organizations such as UdaipurBlog, MDS, Mercy league, Robin Hood Army etc. supported the event.
In Udaipur, around 200 trees were planted and safeguarded not just by tree guards but also by the ones responsible for their care. The event was made succesful from the combined efforts of more than 40 people from Udaipur who enrolled themselves to volunteer in it. Team of Pukaar at Banswara also celebrated the event in their city. It was delightful to see the response and involvement that people showed towards Vrikshabandhan. This was Pukaar’s way of connecting humans and trees with an indiscernible thread.
After the massive success of Vrikshabandhan, the citizens showed their love to mother nature by contributing volunterly as ‘VRIKSHDAN- Donate for Trees’ for Pukaar’s future endeavours.
Do you have any such story which you want to get shared amongst the citizens? Send it to me at juhee@udaipurblog.com.
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