Thursday, 30 September, 2010

'Shade of love' starts spreading

For growing magical trees: Minister for Forest, Binoy Viswam (fourth right) holds the young plant produced on the magic stages of Gopinath Muthukad (fourth, left) at S.M.V. Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram, today. Opposition Leader of Kerala, Oommen Chandy (third left), Minister for Youth Welfare, V. Surendran Pillai; poet, Sugathakumari and Conservator of Forests, Mohammed Noushad are also seen. Th occasion was the state-level inauguration of the 'Shade of love' awareness programme jointly undertaken by the Magic Academy and the Department of Forests and Wildlife for instilling love for trees among school children. The event will be held through schools, one in each district, as part of the Kerala leg of the Mission India endeavour of Mr. Muthukad.

Plant for the planet: Sarath (sitting left), Hidayathulla and Tony, students of the S.M.V. Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram plant a tree produced from thin air by magician Gopinath Muthukad on the yards of their school. Protective nets for growing the tree is provided by the Forests Department. Like this, awareness programme led by Mr. Muthukad will be held all along the districts, but in one school each. In this photograph the Minister of Youth Welfare, V. Surendran Pillai (left); Opposition Leader, Oommen Chandy; Minister for Forest, Binoy Viswam; Poet, Sugathakumari and Mr. Muthukad are also seen.

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