Protecting Trees with Rakhis by LEADer Aaliza Naseem

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2016 by LEAD

LEADer Aaliza Naseem from SHEPA College took initiative to celebrate this Rakshabandhan in a different way. People were cutting trees in a massive number in her village, Sihabeer, Ramnagar. Along with a team of her classmates Prashant, Krishna, and Avinash, Aaliza wanted to bring awareness to villagers about planting and saving the trees.

She tied more than 100 rakhis to the trees and more than 50 rakhis were distributed to her villagers to tie on trees in order to save the trees. 

She also tied rakhis on the wrists of police, doctors, and government officers. They were all asking, "why are you doing this?". Aaliza and her team wanted to thank those who still do their duty on the days of the festivals, and wanted to show their appreciation. The team also distributed chocolates to these regarded individuals. 

Aaliza and her LEAD team also got a promise from government officials that they will not cut trees, will try save trees and do the plantation. They spread awareness to over 300 people and more than 50 people did tree plantings in their home. She saved more than 150 trees by tying up them with rakhis. The community was very happy and appreciated her initiative. 

"I am very thankful for the LEAD platform which has given me an opportunity to utilize my skills for solving social causes. This platform not only helped in building my leadership skills, but also time management, convincing skills, and appreciating team members for their hard work in order to motivate them." She continues to motivate other students to join LEAD program and to take up new challenges.

“Plant a tree, plant a tree, so that next generation can get air for free”.

“One tree can make a million matches; one match can destroy a million trees”.

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