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President’s Service Blog: Helping the Environment With 3.4 Million Trees, India

September 13, 2011

Working together, we can reach amazing goals. When I challenged Lions to plant one million trees this year, I believed we could achieveIP Tam Planting Trees it together. In India, I saw that anything is possible when you believe. There, Lions worked with other organizations, including the government, schools and a police academy, to plant a reported 3.4 million trees.

Lions also partnered with local youth to help nurture these young trees for a year, which is important for growing the children’s volunteering spirit as well as the trees. Through this project, Lions have taught countless young people in southern India about ecology and how they can make a difference using their two hands.

I believe that this is just one example of how Lions are improving their communities by planting trees.

21 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink
    October 3, 2011 5:57 am

    We planted 218,210 tress on 25 August 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm. around 1,000 schools and other institutions were selected by 92 clubs.100,000 childdren,social workers, lions and public men participated in the project.international President Dr Wing Kum Tam recognized four members for their exemplary work Regards Ln Dr T A Varkey, District Governor Dist 324 E 4.

  2. October 1, 2011 9:16 pm

    Dear President,

    Preserving nature by Planting millions of trees is realy a wonderful achievment.
    Good social work.
    ” TREE GROWS AS CHILD GROWS “. Involvement of Children and youth in the
    project ensures a lasting bond between mainkind and the enviroment. It is a Win
    situation for the future of the planet as well as for human beings.
    Congratulations to all the Lions for standing up to our International President’s
    belief in our abilities.
    We also believe that you can do miracles with regards to service in near future.

    With Regards.

    Lion Pramod Kumar Saxena
    Chairperson Tree Plantation
    HC. Lions Club LUCKNOW OUDH PRERNA, LUCKNOW
    DISTRICT 321-B1
    INDIA.

  3. Lioness Sushil Bansal permalink
    September 25, 2011 10:02 am

    As the president of Lioness Club Chandigarh Panchkula Diamond in India we have planted 250 plants in schools because they have less space.Our lionesses go every week to see the plants we have planted how the growth is. I believe after planted a tree care is more important. We also planted trees on the road side Gulmore. We are glad all the plants are coming up. We believe trees are just like our children.
    President Ls Sushil Bansal (Sheel Didi )

    • wingkuntam permalink
      September 26, 2011 8:02 am

      I agree, Lion Shushil, that we must nurture our youth in the same manner we do these trees in order to ensure a strong and healthy future for both.

    • Lioness Sushil Bansal permalink
      September 28, 2011 8:34 pm

      Thank you very much for entertaining my message. My drive for environment is “Go and see, water the plants where we have planted’ and take care of baby plants on the road side.
      Respected President, as you are in India, I really want to meet you and hand over my project reports with media coverage and photographs.

  4. Lion Bodh Parkash Sahni Secretary LIon Club Kartarpur Distt 321-D Punjab India permalink
    September 24, 2011 11:10 am

    Lion Club Kartarpur Distt 321-D Punjab India planted trees in different areas. Chief Guest of this project is Lion Wayne A Madden, First Vice President, and Lion Lady Linda Madden, with many International Dignitaries and District 321-d Governor Lion Harish Banga. This project is done in the presidential guidance of Lion Surjit Singh Walia.

  5. T.S. Vijayakumar permalink
    September 23, 2011 12:26 am

    What a fantastic achievemnt by the Lions of India. We thank our leader LIon. G.R. for his wonderful motivation and guidance in achieving our goals.

    Lion. T.S. Vijayakumar
    LIONS CLUB OF ANNUR TOWN, DISTRICT 324 – B5

  6. Anonymous permalink
    September 23, 2011 12:22 am

    What a fantastic achievement by the Lions of India. We thank our leader Lion. G.R. for his wonderful motivation and encouragement

  7. V.Ramesh Babu permalink
    September 20, 2011 6:48 am

    Dear President,
    I am proud to be part of Lions District 324 A 8 which stands second in the world for the most number of saplings planted.
    I had the honor of shaking your hand at the banquet held on 25 August in Chennai.
    We plan to follow the growth of the saplings we planted.

  8. ricchi permalink
    September 17, 2011 9:38 am

    GOD bless you and your team, you are so generous.
    Thank you a lot .
    RICCHI

  9. September 16, 2011 6:50 am

    I am proud and happy to say that we, Lions have not strayed even a little bit from the original objective, from our motto WE SERVE. We 324 b5 lions marching behind GR were able to plant more than 300,000 trees.

    P.SASIKUMAR
    SVDG-324 B5

  10. September 15, 2011 10:08 pm

    We send a warm greeting from La Paz, Mexico! We are ready and willing to grow and strengthen as lions quality and value.

  11. September 15, 2011 1:40 am

    Preserving nature by planting millions of trees is really a wonderful achievement. Good social work.

    • wingkuntam permalink
      September 15, 2011 7:45 am

      Thank you. It is through the work of our millions of Lions throughout the world that we can achieve this goal. We Serve!

  12. ANTONIO CESAR RAMIREZ permalink
    September 14, 2011 2:56 am

    Que lindo ojala que todos cumplamos el mensaje del Pte de plantar arboles felicicitaciones a los co mpañeros leones de todos el mundo.

  13. September 13, 2011 11:39 pm

    “Tree grows as the Child grows.” Involvement of children and youth in the project ensures a lasting bond between mankind and the environment. It is a win-win situation for the future of the planet as well as for human beings. Congratulations to all the Lions for standing up to our International President’s belief in our abilities.

    Lion Dr. Pavan Baldava
    Secretary,
    Lions Club of Hyderabad East

  14. LION A..KOTI REDDDY permalink
    September 13, 2011 4:44 am

    Dear president,
    We believe that your vision for preserving nature by planting millions of trees is really a wonderful achievement. We also believe that you can do miracles with regard to service in near future.
    Lion Koti Reddy
    District 324c4

  15. September 13, 2011 2:35 am

    I believe that this is just one example of how Lions are improving their communities by planting trees especially 3.4 million saplings planted in South India.
    Hats off to all the Lions who joined the hands in Tree Plantation and their dedication in protecting them as they grow.
    -Lion Vakkalanka Nagendra Pratap pmjf
    District 324C6 (District Chairman ALERT)

  16. Lion Kapil Mehra, Lions Club Amritsar, District: 321-D, India. permalink
    September 13, 2011 2:14 am

    Yes, it is possible. Lions International, being BIGGEST NGO of the World, should act in a Leadership position as an Organisation, and should co-ordinate other Local NGOs for its Big Ticket Projects like Tree plantation, Sight Programs and Youth Programs also.

    • wingkuntam permalink
      September 15, 2011 7:46 am

      Even the most optimistic goal is possible when we believe. Thank you for supporting my presidential theme.

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