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Tuesday, November 28 2023

Mangaluru: Rotary Club shifts trees and makes way for platform

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Mangaluru: Uprooting trees for construction purposes is very common in this modern world. Many cities have lost their beauty only because of this practice. They all have now become concrete jungles.

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On the other hand it is also impossible to live without development. Of course we need development but it should not destroy and disturb the nature. It should be a sustainable development.

As an example to this, while the Mangaluru Central Railway Station decided to construct the new platform, and wanted to cut the trees disrupting work, the team of Rotary Club Mangalore City including its President Basava Kumar, Environmentalist Jeeth Milan Roche and others gave an idea to shift the trees instead of cutting them down.

Speaking to News Karnataka Basava Kumar said, “When we came to know that the trees are about to be cut down, the Rotary Club Mangalore City decided to shift them. We have shifted 6 trees including two banyan trees. Contractors and labourers helped us in this work. It was all done with the Rotary Club Mangalore City’s expense.”

Speaking to News Karnataka Jeeth Milan said, “I got to know about this tree shifting idea from abroad. I have shifted many trees in Mangaluru. Though there are lack of machines to shift the trees, we use crane and JCB here. I don’t charge for tree shifting. I just recieve only expenses incurred for the same and not more than that. I have tried to save as many trees as possible. In future too I would like to spread awareness regarding the environment and tree shifting.”

This team in the City has set an example to the others who uproot trees for the sake of development by literally taking care of nature through protecting trees.

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Raksha Deshpande

The author is a postgraduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from Karnataka University, Dharwad. Her interests range from literature, history, travel to politics, and is keenly interested to write human interest stories and articles relating to literature, travel.

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