Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP)
Bantwal, Jul 1: “People are coming to know that destruction of forests is dangerous for human beings. Some people were thinking that planting saplings is the work of the forest department. It is joyful now that organizations such as Lions Club are joining the forest department in growing trees,” said MLA Rajesh Naik.
He was speaking after inaugurating the programme of planting saplings second stage on both sides of the road in line from Karinja cross Vagga till Punjalkatte by the international Lions organization and the forest department.
“It is natural that people will be troubled when development works are conducted. But people will benefit from them in the future if they extend support. May Bantwal receive new projects from Lions,” he said.
Lion’s district governor S Sanjith Shetty who presided over the programme said that district governor Vasanth Kumar Shetty had set in motion the programme of planting the saplings beside national highways last year. “We are continuing the work this year also by obtaining inspiration from it. It is our responsibility to protect the saplings,” he said.
Lions multiple district president Vasanth Kumar Shetty, Bantwal zone forest officer Rajesh Balegar conveyed their wishes. Environment protection board officer Keerthikumar, Lions district first lady citizen Pragati Shetty, second deputy governor Bharati B M, Kavalapadu gram panchayat president Rajani took part.
District secretary Anil Kumar P V, treasurer Ram Mohan Alva, project convener Santhosh Kumar Shetty, environment protection convener Madhava Ullal, former governor K C Prabhu, regional president Laxman Kulal Agrabailu, district governor’s convener Srinivas Poojary, Bantwal Lion club elected president Umesh Achar, Tapodan Shetty, Prashanth Pai, Manoranjan K R and others were present. Environment protection district president G Pooja Pai compered the programme.