Our country’s natural resources are slowly depleting. We need to realise that planting trees is really important.
Since last year, an NGO has been doing outstanding work in our town by planting trees in residential areas. The interesting part is how they go about it. The volunteers find the best place where trees can be planted, seek the house owner’s permission, ask them the tree of their choice, plant it and cover it safely away from the reach of animals.
A tree was planted in front of our house in March last year and soon we found a nest that belonged to a sparrow and its nestlings.
Plant a tree — not just for us, but for other living beings also. It is a small step to a greener India.
The writer is a student of class IX in Akshaya Academy, Palani, Dindigul