HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SAPLING :
- Dig the planting hole for each sapling deeply enough that the roots will not curl.
- Put manure into the planting hole to enrich the soil with nutrients. Simple leaf manure works well.
- Protect the sapling from white ants by using an appropriate insecticide available in the market.
- Put in your sapling – Don’t forget to remove the plastic covering.
- Tamp the soil into place as you back fill the hole to prevent air pockets, which can lead to root death for lack of nutrient absorption.
- Water it.
- Water it regularly for one week (not if it has already rained.)
- Turn the soil around the sapling after two days.
- After four days put the insecticide once again to protect against termites.
- Once your sapling has grown a bit, pluck the leaves from the lower half of the plant, leaving the top leaves intact. This will ensure quick growth.
- You may have to give support with a bamboo stick to keep the plant straight.
- Protect your plants from animals.
- Make your sapling your friend. Give it a name. Look after it and experience the joy of watching it grow with you.
- Happy Planting!
Princess Diya Kumari together with Samarpan Foundation appeals to the citizens of Jaipur to join hands for a tree plantation drive.
Over the years there has been a growing concern at the alarming drop in ground water level in the city of Jaipur. Everybody talks about doing things; discusses about the grim scenario; some take to the streets to voice their anger – yet little is done to counter this problem. Here is an opportunity for you to do something for your city. BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
Let us take the first step towards replenishing the dwindling ground water resources by joining us in a world wide tree plantation drive. Help us to identify spaces which need to increase the green foliage; areas in the city which do not get much rain or where the ground water is known to have crossed the dangerously low level mark. Help us plant saplings in such areas. More trees. More rain. More ground water. This is the first step. In the next step we shall move towards minimizing wastage of rain water and maximizing recharge of ground water.
If you cannot adopt a patch of land to nurture the saplings, atleast plant one sapling per member of your family and look after them till they become trees.
A JOURNEY OF THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP. Let us all take this first step towards making our environment a better place to live in. Help plant saplings and nurture them.
We would be very happy if you keep us informed about the number of plantations you have undertaken. For more information, enquiries and reports about your plantation kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thankyou for your support.
Princess Diya Kumari
Greetings to all of you on the 63rd Independence Day of our country.
So what relevance does this day have for us today? For some of us, it is just another national holiday, for others it’s the day when one would rather stay in the comfort of our homes than go for flag hoisting in schools, colleges and offices and for some it’s a day to make cynical comments on the government and the state of the country. I think we need to do a lot more – not by merely having cultural programmes, not by unfurling more flags, singing patriotic songs or delivering more speeches – but by instilling a sense of belonging and ownership in the common man – especially children as they are still in the age where their psyche can be moulded accordingly.
It is important to teach our children to take up responsibility towards giving themselves and their neighbor a better life; and the first step in this direction would be to guide them to take responsibility for their own emotions, speech, actions, failures and success. It is important not to let them develop a ‘CHALTA HAI’ attitude, not to let them foster a fatalistic view of life and not to get into a blame game when things go wrong. Teach them that honesty and generosity are the basic tenets which will go a long way in creating peace, harmony and success in their lives and all around them. Remember you are their role models. They are watching you every moment and emulating every action and speech. So you as parents have a much higher responsibility to give the correct exposure to your child.
Let us start working on these simple, basic principles with these young ones who are the inheritors of the world to come.