Tree Plantation Program at Aarey Milk Colony

On the occasion of 73rd Birthday of His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, Burhani Foundation (India) organized a Tree Plantation Program at Aarey Milk Colony, on 20 August 2017, under the guidance and leadership of BFI Trustee Taikhoom Bhaisaheb bin Shahzada Huzaifa Bhaisaheb Mohiyuddin. It was organized with the support from Anjuman – e – Ezzi Jamaat Marol and Burhani Guards Mumbai.

Yuva Sena President Shri Aditya Thackeray was the Chief Guest for the event, and the program was chaired by BFI Trustee Taikhoom Bhaisaheb bin Mohiyuddin Saheb and saw the presence of Assistant Operating Trustee of BFI Al Aqmar Bhaisaheb bin Zoeb Bhaisaheb Nooruddin. Other dignitaries included Yusuf Bhaisaheb bin Mukarram Bhaisaheb, Ammar Bhaisaheb bin Dr Juzer Bhaisaheb, Marol Aamil Saheb, Marol Corporator Smt. Priyanka Sawant, Shakha Pramukh Shri Raju Mane as well as Government Functionaries and local leaders of Shivsena.

On the stormy Sunday afternoon it was pleasing to see a gathering of like - minded environmentalists including people from Dawoodi Bohra Community, members of Burhani Guards, members from Marol Jamaat as well as School Children’s and members from Aarey Milk Colony.

In his introductory speech Al Aqmar Bhaisaheb Nooruddin Saheb said, "The entire tree plantation drive is carried out with the objective of uplifting the livelihoods of the local tribal community. This drive of planting 1,000 trees in Aarey neighborhood is a part of His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin's TUS tree planting initiative encouraging community members to plant at least 2,00,000 trees worldwide as a means of conserving the environment and raising awareness of environmental issues."

Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray addressed the audience and appreciated the fact that the weather had not dampened the spirits of the people dedicated to the cause. He spoke of the need to maintain Aarey's green pasture as well as other spots in the city that are rich in flora and fauna.

As per the teachings of the founder of BFI His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, and under the guidance of His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, BFI has tried to lend a helping hand towards the cause of saving our environment and the betterment of our society.

This plantation drive will not only benefit the environment but also help the local people earn their food and livelihood by consuming or selling the fruits of these plants. Out of the 1,000 trees planted, 600 of them are species of indigenous forest trees, while 400 are grafted fruit trees which are seasonal and cyclic in nature such as Mango, Guava, Chickoo, Jackfruit and Jamun. The trees, of height ranging six to eight feet, were tagged with a barcode to keep track of their growth and also ensure regular upkeep by the local communities.

Photos from the event