June 19, 2009

ಆಲದ ಮರದ ಅನಾವರಣ





This was a day of keeping up the promise, a day of rejoicing in the accomplishment of restoring the life of a charming garden!

The Big banyan tree at Basaveswaranagar has made way to its kin!

You must have read in my musings of 15th instant of May, how disturbed I was and so also the people of the place when all of us saw the Big Banyan tree at Basaveshwaranagar Monkey Park laying down its life. The sentiments attached to this tree were beyond the words to express.

I went pensive, as to how fast and how effectively I should function to soothe the ailing hearts of the people of the locality who were all missing the tree’s presence. Although nothing can replace the legacy of the tree, all that I could do was to plant a banyan tree in the same place which could definitely bring some kind of merriment on the peoples’ faces.

My search for a tree ended when we found a sapling of around 15 ft height with a circumference of around 2 ½ ft near BHEL Circle on Mysore road. This tree was about to be axed for the Metro rail work!

The preceding one was a day of 24 hours and beyond for the forest officers and my party workers who were successful in removing the remaining of the old tree and transporting the sapling (!) right from Mysore road to the place.

Flower lit, the atmosphere resembled a grand ceremony. Every one’s mood was festive! I could see the excitement in the eyes of those people of the area who were gathered to see the re-birth of their old friend! It was a grand birthday party in its literal sense! Sweets distributed, Reverences uttered, prayers held.

Finally when the sapling got its place on the soil, the moment and the feeling was as comforting and ecstatic as for a mother giving birth to her progeny.

My gratitude to everybody who had made the day memorable!


- S.Sureshkumar

5 comments:

Raghavendra said...

Sir only great people do great things. Whatever we do should bring smile in the face of the last person in the society and you are doing exactly the same thing mico raghu

Puneeth said...

Dear Sir,
While you are so disturbed for one BANYAN tree is humane and very appropriate,its disappointing to see that the BANGALORE TURF CLUB is been converted to sky scrapper.
Dear Sir,
1.Is bangalore is in short supply of COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS?
2. Does the proposed commercial construction make economic sense when the rentals are failling.new investments have slowed down and the commercial proprties are lying vacant all over Bangalore?
3. Should we not think about making good for the the green cover for METRO rail expansion?
4. would the future generation of Bnaglore remember the present leadership for expanding the concrete jungle in Bangalore?
5. Politically would not people vote if you would convert BTC into another "LAL BAGH"?
I still expect economic and environmental and political sende prevails on the leadership our BJP governement
regards
Puneeth kumar

Puneeth said...

Dear Sir,
Its more than two months since u have blogged!!!!i understand u must be busy with your ministry!!!

Regarding the above comment of me about converting BTC to another LALBAGH,Its heartening to read in yesterdays TOI that,the manthana meeting also suggested BANGALORE should have one more LAL BAGH
REGARDS
PUNEETH

Puneeth said...

Dear Sir,
I wish u all the best for MANTHANA at Suttur Mutt,hope this would provide radical and innovative ideas for governance .
regards
Puneeth

Puneeth said...

Dear Sir,

I completely agree with your views expresses in your intervies with VICKY NANJAPPA of REDIFFMAIL.The rebellion is really suicidal,but please dont give in to the WEALTH and ARROGANCE OF POWER by the REDDY BROS...PEOLE ARE WATCHING and also expressing angusih and disgust at their nasty acts
regards
Puneeth kumar