This is the corner where we plan to plant a couple of saplings this Saturday. The idea is to celebrate the birth of Adit to Smitha and Arya Chakarborti of F-904. Adit is the first child to have been born in Mantri Synergy. Planting a sapling is the way Mantri residents community would like to take note of and celebrate its first-born. When we proposed this to grandpa Chakraborti, he expressed a preference for a flowering tree. My wife suggested 'chenbagam'. And PropCare chief, Mr Sivaram offered to fetch the sapling. It is a community thing.
Mr Sriraj of D-1202 has volunteered to be a one-man organizing committee , among the 18 flat owners who have taken up residence at Mantri's till date. What's more, he has persuaded a friend Ms Sumathi Ravi to line up some coffee and muruku , to be served at Mr Sriraj's D Block parking lot. Mrs Ravi who is in retailing welcomes the opportunity to showcase her coffee and other items.
Planting a sapling to mark a family occasion makes it a community celebration; and gives us a pretext to plant trees. Every family can find many occasions on which they sponsor a sapling - child-birth, your child's first day at school, his/her participation in a project, success in a contest.
I have requested Mr Sivaram to get us another sapling, a neem, to be planted in celebration of the participation of a Mantri schoolboy at a 'Space camp' organised by NASA at their Huntsvile headquarters.
The saplings we plant would thus have a story to tell. And each would have family identity. The chenbagam and neem we plant this Saturday as aliases for as Adit and NASA Srinivas.
The planting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at 5.30 pm.