Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Aadit, Mantri's first-born, completes Year One

Aadit,  Mantri's first-born, completes one year today.  We caught up with him when grandma - Champa Chakraborti - was taking Aadit around Mantri's on a  stroller. And on our request, the birthday boy and his grandma posed for a picture with the shenbagum plant we have named after Aadit.
The planting of the shenbagum in June last year  marked the start of our community planting programme. We have since planted 20 saplings in  Mantri Synergy apartment complex. We have planted another shenbagum , named after schoolboy Srinivas ; we have planted  neems named after Nitya and Aadhya ( driveway pot-painters), after my grandsons - Sidharth and Nikhil - when they started going to pre-school in California. Recently  a mango was planted in celebration of  Advik (the second child to be born at Mantri's).
Under our community planting programme we have had saplings planted to celebrate the first resident to move in at Mantri's - Mr Nambir - the first elected executive committee of our association; and to celebrate the visit of Santa Ujjal on the first Christmas at Mantri's.

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