It was a wash-out, if you go by the turnout. But then I wouldn't rate the success/importance of tree-planting by counting heads to see who came, and who didn't,for the planting. No community effort involves the entire community.
Security-man Maniratnam, studying for computer engineering diploma couldn't make it because he had an exam to write, and Aashik, our broadband/phoneline technician doing a certification course, was at work elsewhere.
Aadit (remember Mantri's first-born ?) made his presence felt. The presence of Mr D Venkatesh (A block), who has yet to move in, gave us a flavour of the community spirit we hope to develop, here in Mantri Synergy. Mr Venkatesh, who was on a visit to Mantri's to see the work in progress at A block,stayed on after his work was done, to join us at the community-planting, despite the prospects of a 90-minute drive back home.