smiling tree

Smiling Tree in collaboration with KR Mangalam University, Gurugram, planted over a thousand saplings during the “Van Mahotsav Week” from 3rd July to 7th July. The plantation drive was held at the following five villages of Haryana adopted by them – Ghamraj, Abhepur, Lakhuwas, Zakupur, Garhi Bazidpur.

Smiling Tree has a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KR Mangalam University, Haryana (KRMU). The primary objective of this MoU is to carry out plantations in villages adopted by KRMU and do periodic assessment of trees planted. Together they will be educating farmers about crop rotation and organic way of farming. Besides, they will also explain the harms of pesticides and chemical based fertilizers. They also undertake to jointly conduct programs for students, farmers and others to lead an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.

SMILING TREE’ is an eleven year old green initiative by Dr Mukesh Kwatra which has thus far planted nearly seven lakh trees in and around Delhi-NCR besides spreading awareness to inculcate habits of using clean, renewable energy and avoid use of plastics as much as possible.

Dr. Mukesh Kwatra said, “It is a welcome step forward to collaborate with KRMU and adopt these villages in Haryana. Our focus will be to educate farmers together with students of KRMU sustainable environment practices like energy saving, water saving, reduced use of single-use plastic, sustainable food systems, waste reduction and adopting a healthy eco-friendly lifestyle.”