Monday,Oct.17, 4.30 pm
Visitors' parking lot
Mantri residents, with PropCare support, have planted till date eight saplings under our community tree-planting programme. Our effort is to make community-planting a monthly feature. Early this month (Oct.1) we planted six neems to mark Gandhi Jayanti, and to celebrate young men on our security and maintenance staff who are pursuing higher studies.
The other three neems planted on Oct.1 were in celebration of the first Mantri resident, Mr Nambiar (he moved to Mantri's in February last); and, of my grandsons who started going to Montessori school in California. You don't need a cause or reason to plant trees, but it helps their nourishment and up-keep if we can relate a given sapling to a person or occasion.
At Mantri's we refer to a neem or shenbegum by their names - Aadit, NASA Srinivas, Nikhil, Sidharth, Nambiar, Vishnu, Ezhumalai etc.