VRIKSHAK – Tree Plantation drive


He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
~Lucy Larcom, “Plant a Tree”


SAMATVA, the ISR cell of SCMHRD, strongly believes in advocating for the Protection and Preservation of the environment.  

The first event of the current academic year, ‘VRIKSHAK’ – Plant Your Roots, a Tree Plantation drive was organised on 14th August 2019. The Plantation program was to drive the idea to students that they play an important role in responding to Climate Change and Environmental Emergency. 

Considering the manifold benefits of planting trees, Team SAMATVA along with the MBA students of Infrastructure & Development Management and Business Analytics came together to plant 100 trees of various species (native to the State of Maharashtra), in the surrounding areas of the college premises. Additionally, the Director, Dr. Pratima Sheorey, along with Deputy Director, Dr. Netra Neelam, Colonel Kiran Kanade and Colonel P. L. Kadam graced the occasion and contributed to the drive by planting a few saplings. Furthermore, the event was guided by Committee faculty, Madam Gauri Joshi, who provided invaluable guidance.

In view of the event, the members had worked on a Tree Planting design and Tree inventory with the assistance of Mr. Gurdas Nulkar and the location of the event was mapped accordingly for the plantation. On the day of the event, active participation was observed from the Batch of Infrastructure & Development Management along with Business Analytics! The morale of the students was impressive! The event enabled the students to take responsibility for the environment and make sustainable decisions.  Furthermore, Colonel Kiran Kanade appealed to the students to ensure the sapling’s healthy nurturing.

On the whole, the event was a truly enriching experience for the entire team. The response of the students was truly encouraging! The work that was carried out gave us a sense of satisfaction as it is imperative and an urgent moral duty of every individual to work towards effective solutions to environmental issues.  2019 is off to a great start for SAMATVA!

Below are a few glimpses of ‘VRISKSHAK’:


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