On Van Mahatsav, the Tree Planting week, on Sunday, 02/07/2016, Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner Dr. K. Vijayakarthikeyan I.A.S. has inaugurated the first FutureGarden in Ondipudur.
With the support of the NGOs OSAI and its founder Syed, Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) and Kovai Vergal, the Coimbatore Corporation and the Kasthuri Nagar owners association, this “long-term gift for Coimbatore” was realized on a reserved site. Passionate students of SBOA School conducted an environmental street play. About 20 different varieties of mainly fruit bearing saplings have been planted by the more than 50 volunteers.
The Coimbatore-based NGO “Foodbank” will overtake responsibility for maintenance together with the nearby living citizen (Kasthuri Nagar owners association). Foodbank distributes homemade food to the homeless people and the fruits which are grown in this garden will especially be used for distribution to the roadside needies.
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