I am a tree speaking from heaven. Like me, many other trees had to face untimely death in the cruel hands of humans who mercilessly chopped us for improving their own comforts — construction of roads, dams and houses.

Even without having any formal education, thousands of years ago, people were aware of the importance of preserving nature.

They even worshipped nature. I fondly remember how children used to climb on me and play. Years passed … people forgot that their survival was linked with our survival and started destroying us mindlessly.

As time progressed, people did not even listen to the advice of learned persons who asked them to stop cutting trees.

Instead, they continued their wrongdoings, which resulted in more people and fewer trees, culminating in global warming.

Dear Friends! When I was on Planet Earth, you did not allow me to speak. Please take the campaign forward to grow more trees.

Remember the golden words of poet, Rabindranath Tagore, “Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven”.

If you follow my advice — you will see heaven on Planet Earth in the days to come, otherwise you will see only plastic trees.

R. Subhiksha, IX, Holy Innocents Public School