Mysore is lucky to have a number of colleges affiliated to the Mysore University. It has also a number of institutions such as Institution of Engineers, CII and KSIDC.Further there are number of cultural organizations such as Nada Brahma, Raaga Vaibhava, Sree Krishna Gana sabha , to name only a few.
These organizations and Institutions conduct various functions in which the chief Guest inaugurates a function by normally lighting a lamp. While this is a good practice, how about planting a sapling to commemorate the function? This will be especially applicable to Silver jubilee or Golden Jubilee functions or visit of a leading leader/ scientist / industry’s titan etc. If we cultivate the habit of Tree planting to mark an event and this practice catches on, it could indeed spark a movement of sorts wherein Kalamandira, Rangayana, CII, University, Krishna Gana Sabha can have trees planted by famous musicians, scientists, leaders in their surroundings while participating an event.The visit of the dignitary and the function itself has an everlasting impact. It is much easier to maintain such plants under the care of reputed organizations.
This is an area wherein FORT sees a good possibility. Even the hosts organizing an event and guest of honour would not be averse to the idea. FORT could play an important buffer in this regard.