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I am glad to be a part of beautiful tradition of 'one baby one tree' being practices by Thatta Kedona in remote Punjab village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka (aka Dolls' Village) located at the bank of River Ravi near Gogera. The NGO AFA presents one fruit tree on the birth of a baby and one flower tree on a wedding. Results: almost every household in Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka has a fruit and flower tree in their yards (in addition to their own kitchen garden). And it looks so good; refreshing.

This year the beautiful ceremony of handing over fruit and flower trees and celebration of 18 years of tradition was held in BHU on March 25, 2011. Here are some of the images of the event. Everyone missed Dr. Senta Siller, the originator of the tradition, who could come due to her engagements in Germany. Thanks to Dr. Norbert Pintsch who is still carrying on the work and traditions in the village.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ Friday, April 01, 2011,


At 13:01, Blogger jalalHB said...

This is a good approach - I wish post plantation care is also provided.

At 13:04, Blogger S A J Shirazi said...

It is provided JalalHB. You can see 18 year old tress blooming in spring. Thanks.


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