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Why I Celebrated Rakshabandhan with Trees

By: Krishnakanth Pawar

Raksha Bandhan centers around tying of a thread on the wrist, symbolizing bonding between brothers and sisters, and a sense of protection and caring for each other.

But, I celebrated Rakhi with trees this time to tell their importance.

While taking a pledge to protect the environment, I tied a biodegradable Rakhi to the trunk of the tree.

The problem of global warming and climate change being witnessed in the present world until we stop deforestation we will be victims of these adverse effects.

I have a great bonding with trees since childhood. The trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, underground water, preserving soil quality, all of it sustain life on planet Earth.

There has to be balanced progress with the protection of the environment and what better could be the method than to tie Rakhi to these trees and promising them protection.

I am also working to minimize the carbon footprints as a member of FridaysForFuture Karnataka.

I am also worried about the controversial Hubli-Ankola Railway Line which is going to cut down 2.2 lakh trees of the Western Ghats of India if approved. I even signed the letter written to Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Union MoEFCC, appealing to the National Board for Wildlife to reject the proposal for the Hubli Ankola Railway Line.

The Environment Impact Assessment 2020 draft has been criticized by scientists and ecological experts diluting ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION will be a threat to many species, which can cause great damage to living beings. I urge the government not to bring it into force.

(The views expressed in the article are the author’s own. Let Me Breathe neither endorses nor is responsible for them.) 

    Krishnakanth Pawar

    Author is 17-year-old Environmentalist, Columnist, Poet and Photographer. Member of Fridays For Future Karnataka.

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