BBMP Hasiru Santhe a big success with public

More than 15,000 saplings sold in 12-hour exhibition

ENCHANTING: Girls admiring an Ikebana arrangement at the Hasiru Santhe in Bangalore on Sunday. DH Photo

As many as 5,000 saplings of medicinal herbs and 10,000 saplings of “Shade trees” were sold in the 12-hour long exhibition and sale organised by the BBMP Horticulture and Forest Department along with green organisations at Sankey Tank bund in the City.

While the Palike sold the saplings at a discounted rate of Rs 2, the green organisations sold them at the market value.

Children and environment activists displayed placards and banners to create awareness about the hazards of plastic, chemicals and importance of green cover and environment protection.  Experts distributed literature about global warming.

Useful information about  segregating plastic from paper while throwing garbage out of houses, to avoid bio-non -degradable  materials “suffocating” the earth, was also imparted.
Ikebana

Demonstrations of Ikebana floral arrangements describing how they help in keeping the surroundings cool were also held.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Minister of IT-BT, Katta Subramanaya Naidu stressed upon the importance of green cover and protecting the environment.

He also spoke on the need for rain water harvesting that was the “need of the hour” for Bangalore, reeling under acute water shortage.

Present on the occasion, BBMP commissioner, Bharath Lal Meena stated that the Palike had every intention of  emulating such exhibition in other parts of the City as well, as it will prove useful in spreading awareness about environmental preservation among the citizens.

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