Wednesday, 29 September, 2010

Mission India: ‘Shade of love’ to instil love for trees

Kerala leg of the national endeavour will have a segment for conservation of trees, too.

Thiruvananthapuram: A programme for instilling love for trees and environment among school children, presented as part of his national endeavour ‘Mission India’ by magician Gopinath Muthukad, will be held in one school in each of the districts in the State.

Named, ‘Snehathanal’ (Shade of love), the awareness magic show is brought out by the Magic Academy with the support of the Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department. ‘Shade of love’ heralds the ideal of growing communal harmony for achieving social amity just like planting trees for getting cool shades. There will be a magic item presented with the participation of school children. Children will plant ‘trees of communal harmony’ one in each school where there is a performance. The Forest Department will provide protective nets for growing trees.

Statelevel inauguration of the event will be performed by the Minister of Forest, Binoy Viswam at 9.30am tomorrow (on 30th of September) at SMV Higher Secondary School. Opposition Leader, Oommen Chandy will preside over the function. Minister of Youth Affairs, V. Surendran Pillai will deliver keynote address. A green plant produced on the magic stage will be handed over to children by poetess Sugathakumari.

Time and venue of the programme from Kollam onwards will be: Kollam (04 October 9.30am), Pathanamthitta (05 October 9.30am), Alappuzha (06 October 9.30am), Kottayam (07 October 9.30am), Idukki (08 October 9.30am), Ernakulam (09 October 9.30am), Thrissur (10 October 9.30am), Palakkad (11 October 9.30am), Malappuram (12 October 9.30am), Kozhikode (13 October 9.30am), Wayanad (14 October 9.30am), Kannur (15 October 9.30am), Kasaragode (15 October 9.30am).

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