An ‘Elanji’ sapling was planted on the premises of VJT Hall by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Manav Ekta Mission founder Sri M, as part of launching ‘My Tree’ initiative. The chief guests left the venue without speeches exhorting others to protect the environment.
MyTree is inspired by the Sanskrit word – Maitri – meaning amity. Amity conforms to the concept of Manav Ekta (oneness of humanity) propounded by Sri M, which is being implemented through the various programs of the Mission.
It is envisioned that by encouraging an individual/community-led partnership to plant trees, a natural human alliance will be formed to ensure a sustainable relationship with nature. This amity or Mytree (derived from Maitri) will become the crux of the proposed initiative. The ‘Elanji’ was planted in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.