Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Green Knot Project

The Green Knot Project by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

As the cities are turning into concrete jungles, there is a need to raise awareness on the importance of trees that stand amidst pollution and population surge. We are asking you to participate in an event being organized to mark the World Environment Day 2010. This silent awareness raising campaign will be held on Saturday, June 5.

On this day, we ask you to join us at New Road Pipalbot at 7 am sharp. The programme will be launched by tying a green knot around the historic papal tree. Through these green knots, we are airing our silent voices on behalf of all the trees within the valley and against rampant pollution, which is far too apparent in the roads, rivers and streams of this holy city.

After the initial knot tying ceremony, the participants will tie green knots on the roadside railings that run from Juddha Salik to New Road Gate. Then they will head to Tripureshwor and tie knots on lampposts on either side of the road leading to Thapathali. The process will be concluded at the Bagmati Bridge.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

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