How More Than 50 Kids Watered A Local Garden That’s Been Neglected By The Authorities

Posted by Ramneek Aulakha in Environment
February 5, 2018

Sunday is a beautiful day to stretch out of slumber and experience the mild heat at dawn. The Charkop kids woke up enthusiastically to leave home for a green trek at the Charkop garden.

The kids were requested to bring water bottles along with them. Not less than 50 kids, along with their grandparents and parents, came to the Charkop garden opposite plot number 829. This controversial garden is the only garden needed for the locals. Since it’s in a mire between the MHADA and the BMC, that shirk their responsibility, several efforts in getting the garden cleared for the residents have been unsuccessful.

This Sunday was a day for empowering kids with knowledge on nature and its importance. An awareness on why trees are important to mankind was emphasised upon by the environmentalist, Mili Shetty.

The garden has more than 400 trees planted by nature lovers of the locality. These trees have now taken root and stand firmly to see new heights. Bu the main cause for concern, is that these plants do not receive water from any authorities. Various follow ups by Mili Shetty have proved to be futile. The civic authorities clearly shrug their shoulders by proclaiming that the area is under the MHADA jurisdiction and they could be sued for trespassing.

But this Sunday, all the kids gathered to give their share of water to the withering plants at the garden. People should be made aware that a garden is their right to greenery and free breathing space. Parents need to get their kids to gardens and various nature treks, and teach them to value our nature.

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone will save it” , said Mili Shetty.

Every Sunday Nature Care is scheduled for citizens to come and nurture the garden at Charkop Sector 8, opposite plot no 829. All are welcomed to come and enjoy the experience between 10.00 AM and 12.00 noon. For details you can call 9323 942388