Mangaluru, Aug 28: Centre for Environmental Studies of Yenepoya University undertook a sapling planting campaign during the months of July and August under its Green Community Project headed by Dr. Bhagya B. Sharma. The objective of the programme was to create awareness of environment and encourage people’s participation in preserving the ecology. School children and teachers, as well as local citizens, community leaders and government officials were invited to participate in the campaign. Yenepoya Medical and Ayurveda college students too participated.
About 300 saplings were planted at various educational institutions and rural local bodies. Munoor Govt. School, Bagambila Govt. School, Babbukatte Govt. School, Hira Primary School and Hira Degree College were some of the educational institutions which participated in the drive. Saplings were also planted in Belma Panchayath, Mangala Seva trust and along the roadsides at Bagambila, Madoor, Madanthar, Pukalakampa-Permude by the staff of the University.
Wide variety of saplings like Neem, Mahogany, Mandara, Hole Dasavala, Rosewood, Kokum, Red Sandalwood, Golden Shower, Badam, Jackfruit, Badam, Nerale, Pride of India, Wild Jack and Indian Blackberry were planted at different places depending of the suitable conditions. Seeds of vegetable like cucumber, cowpea, brinjal, bitter gourd, snake gourd, bottle gourd and Vermicompost were also provided at some places.
Yenepoya University undertakes sapling campaign under Green project