Trio on countrywide tour plant saplings on the way

Trio on countrywide tour plant saplings on the way
Amal Krishna, Akhil Subash and Shibin Gopi with C B Mohan of Delhi Malayalee Association.

New Delhi: Three youths from Thrissur spread the message that trees are a boon and they do it in style. After having travelled to various places in the country spreading the message of afforestation, the trio are gearing up to cross the country's border.

The young men plant tree saplings, which will be eventually reared by local people, at places they visit during their remarkable journey. They reached New Delhi on Monday and are planning to travel to the neighbouring country, Nepal.

Amal Krishna, hailing from Koduganlur, Akhil Subash and Shibin Gopi, both from Cherpu, started their journey with around 100 saplings from Cherpu in Thrissur district on December 28.

The saplings were first planted at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu with the support of Isha Foundation. From there, they touched Salem in Tamil Nadu, Bengaluru and Hampi in Karnataka, Jaipur and Ajmer in Rajasthan, Manali in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab, and now the youths are in Delhi.

They, with the help of Malayalee Association member Chandran, have planted tree saplings at R K Puram in Delhi. Till now, they have planted 240 saplings.

The trio source tree saplings from the places they visit and plant them not only on roadsides but also on school premises and even near to dhabas, wayside eating outlets. And their worthwhile travel continues to reach out to more people.

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