Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky

AAI, GRIHA launch tree plantation drive

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 01 : "I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree." ― Joyce Kilmer, Trees & Other Poems

Airports Authority of India (AAI) I In association with GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Council, an autonomous body jointly set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), AAI organized the launch of "Chhaya" - a tree plantation drive at Kendriya Vidyalaya AAI, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi on 30th November, 2017. The plantation drive was organized to create awareness about providing natural shade in open spaces by increasing green cover which will help in reducing Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) and improving air quality.

"The tree in the field is to be treated with respect. It is not to be romanticized as the old lady romanticizes her cat (that is, she reads human reactions into it). . . . But while we should not romanticize the tree, we must realize that God made it and it deserves respect because he made it as a tree. Christians who do not believe in the complete evolutionary scale have reason to respect nature as the total evolutionist never can, because we believe that God made these things specifically in their own areas. So if we are going to argue against evolutionists intellectually, we should show the results of our beliefs in our attitudes. The Christian is a man who has a reason for dealing with each created thing on a high level of respect." ― Francis A. Schaeffer, Pollution & the Death of Man

AAI has always been committed towards its social responsibilities along with its primary objective of ensuring safety for air travellers

At this event, saplings were planted by officials ofGRIHA Council, TERI and AAI. Around 150 children from five different schools participated in the event and visited the paper recycling unit of AAI.

On this occasion Mr Rakesh Kalra, Regional Executive Director(NR), AAI, Mr Sanjeev Jindal, GM (CSR), AAI, Dr Ajay Mathur, DG (TERI), Mr. Sanjay Seth, CEO GRIHA Council, Principal K.V AAI, Rangpuri, Mrs Shabnam Bassi, Secretary, GRIHA Council and other senior officers of AAI were also present.

The event was a prelude to the upcoming 9th GRIHA Summit to be held on 18th& 19th December, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Mr Rakesh Kalra, Regional Executive Director(NR), AAI, Mr Sanjeev Jindal, GM (CSR), AAI, Dr Ajay Mathur, DG (TERI),Mr Sanjay Seth, CEO GRIHA Council, Principal K.V AAI, Rangpuri, Mrs Shabnam Bassi, Secretary, GRIHA Council and other senior officials of AAI along with students at the launch of "Chhaya" - a tree plantation drive organised by AAI at Kendriya Vidyalaya AAI, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi .

"Whoever said nothing is impossible obviously hasn't tried nailing Jell-O to a tree." ― John Candy