Monday, February 11, 2008

Go Green ,Mysore!

Of all the cities in South India, Mysore is lucky to have a mushroom of well laidout gardens throughout the city. The wodeyars and 'let's-think-ahead' Dewans made Mysore what it is today.MUDA and MCC from time to time have developed new Parks.

What is lacking is the initiative of citizens to improve the greenary in the City.'Salumarada Thimmakka' showed what one person could do to bring an awarenes which created a revolution of sorts. An uneducated ( formal eduaction), village woman had such forsight nearly 25 years back is amazing in itself.That she strove, all by herself, nurture the plants, guard them till they could look after themselves is a piece of history. It's a pity Our Government doesn't think of honouring her with Padmashree when The Nobel prize is awarded to Al Gore and Pachuri for their warning on global warming!

There have been some individuals who have planed saplings in the road they live and take care of them.These are our real heroes who need to be saluted.

Come - Let's make Mysore the greenest city in India!

Let's join FORT - Friends of Roadside Trees!

E.R. Ramachandran

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