India, Karnataka, Bangalore, 29 Aug 2017
Inspired by the popular saying — "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.", employees of EVRY India organized a tree plantation ceremony called “Vanamahotsava”. In Kannada, the official language of Karnataka state, “Vana” means forest and “mahotsava” means festival. So “Vanamahotsava” literally means “the festival of forests”. It spreads the awareness of tree plantation among people and stresses the importance of trees to reduce the bad effects of global warming and pollution.
Vanamahotsava was celebrated by EVRY India in Bangalore on 29th August 2017. A large number of employees had gathered for this occasion. Umesh Mukouth, Director, Human Resources, EVRY India welcomed Ms. Yashoda Lakshmikantha (BBMP Councillor) and Mr. N. Lakshmikantha (General Secretary, BJP, Bangalore City) — the chief guests for this event.
After this Mr. N. Lakshmikantha addressed the gathering. He told the significance of Vanamahotsava and how he had been actively involved in the tree plantation drives since a long time to create environmental awareness among the people of Bangalore. He explained that planting trees plays a vital role in eliminating environmental pollution supported by statistics that we need one tree for one person whereas we have only one tree for seven people. Hence the severe shortage of trees. He further motivated the gathering to plant maximum number of trees so that we can contribute in saving nature as well as keep our city green. Later, Ms. Yashoda Lakshmikantha and Mr. N. Lakshmikantha planted a sapling outside EVRY’s campus. The remaining saplings were planted afterwards.