Guest post by Ankita Joshi on planting with schools – 29th July

Finally I’m here to express my gratitude to the amazing opportunity IAG bestowed me with. I had been postponing my writing because I found it so difficult to express what a wonderful job the IAG team is doing for Mother Nature. Luckily I had the opportunity to be a small part of the daily IAG activities; I got the chance to volunteer at the Biodiversity Park last Wednesday with school kids.

Getting into the woods with the breezy weather, the enthusiastic environment and the lovely company made my day. I had such a tiring yester night, I wondered if I could give myself fully to planting, but once you are there at the Biodiversity Park, you wouldn’t want to miss a single chance to get astounded with the beautiful landscape emerging around; the Aravalli forest never failing to outshine your expectations. Planting with the school kids was so exciting; I could visualize a change in thinking and the scope of everything going back to being good for Mother Nature.

These emotions are straight from my heart, I wish more and more people who read this post could realize how great it is out there at the Biodiversity Park. Making a change, step by step, that could really last till the end. I would like to conclude the following with a quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt, “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”