Grow Green- Tree planting programme

Trudging up the Kelani kanda early in the morning lagging our sleepy heads, heading for the 8 am lectures is a sight that everyone would witness surpassing our university premises. However, some days waking up at 6 am and fiercely ascending the Kelani kanda for a better cause, which is definitely not the 8 am lectures, is a day that everyone would wish for. The 30th October 2019 was a day as such where everyone vibrantly showed up at the Cyber grounds not merely for deriving pleasure but also for a better cause.

The ongoing climate change in Sri Lanka has been resulted due to the causes of deforestation and many other disastrous manifestations that man is responsible of. However, we may not be able to change the whole world but we can take one step to prove that we can. The project, “Grow Green” which was initiated as a requisite step for the deforestation and predominantly for the celebration of 50 years of Rotaract in Sri Lanka and for the celebration of a decade of service rendered by our club to our country, the Special Events Avenue with the leadership of Rtr. Temalka and Rtr. Mihiravi organised this tree planting programme.

The tree planting campaign started at 7 a.m with the help of our Rotaractors and ended at 9 a.m. We planted Mango, Cherry, Mangosteen, Guava, Pomegranate, Soursap and Cranberry fruit plants. One of the highlighted factors was that the trees were contributed by our very own Rotaractors who volunteered themselves for the benefit of our own university undergraduates.

The programme ended with admirations and of course with enjoyment. The event would not have been a success without the help of our Rotaractors and also our university officials who gave us the permission to plant these valuable trees in our university. Hence, we would like to thank each and everyone who helped us including our Vice Chancellor for giving us this opportunity!

Viva la Rotaract!

Co – Editor- Rtr. Ravindy Siriwardane

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