On a sunny morning of July 23rd, a remarkable event took place at Block 460A, Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 in Singapore. The Abdul Kalam Azad Vision Society, a dedicated group committed to environmental sustainability, organized a tree plantation drive that not only added to the city’s greenery but also fostered a sense of community and camaraderie among the participants.
With the objective of enhancing Singapore’s lush landscape, the society collaborated with NParks, Singapore, a government organization responsible for the city-state’s parks and green spaces. The NParks team provided 60 trees for the event, carefully selected to thrive in the local climate and contribute to the area’s biodiversity.
Before getting their hands dirty, the participants were fortunate to receive a basic training session from NParks officers. This training covered essential planting techniques, proper care and maintenance, and the importance of trees in mitigating climate change and enhancing the environment. The expertise shared by the NParks team ensured that each tree was planted correctly, setting them up for a healthy growth journey.
Around 80 individuals, hailing from diverse backgrounds and age groups, came together to partake in this meaningful endeavor. The event wasn’t just about planting trees; it was also an opportunity for like-minded individuals to bond over their shared passion for a greener future. The tree planting was followed by a series of engaging activities that brought participants closer. From ice-breaking games to team challenges, these activities fostered a sense of unity and collaboration among the attendees.
The President, Mr. Ameerali Abdeali, thanked all the members for taking out time in their busy schedule and for coming forward for this noble cause. He also thanked the organizing committee lead by Vice President, Mr. Perumal Arumai Chandran and General Secretary, Mr. John Ramamoorthy.
Recognizing the importance of nourishing both the body and soul, the association also sponsored a hearty lunch for all participants. This simple act of kindness reinforced the idea that acts of generosity can help build stronger communities and motivate individuals to contribute to positive change.
The tree plantation initiative led by the Abdul Kalam Azad Vision Society at Block 460A, Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore, serves as a shining example of how collective efforts can make a lasting impact on the environment and community spirit. With the guidance of NParks and the generosity of John, the event was a success, resulting in the planting of 60 trees that will undoubtedly flourish and contribute to Singapore’s natural beauty for years to come. This endeavor not only added to the green cover of the city but also left an indelible mark on the hearts of all those who participated, reminding us that small steps can lead to significant positive change.
– Mr John Ramamoorthy
Photos credit: AKVS