Sapling tambulam

By Ergo Correspondent

The practice of sending off wedding guests with a tambulam bag comprising betel leaf, coconut, banana and other things auspicious is a tradition no Hindu household would break. But, Chennai Mayor R. Subramanian went a step ahead by turning environment-friendly at the wedding of his son Dr. Ilancherizhiyan, which was solemnised on Thursday at Kalaivannar Arangam.

Around 25,000 bags of saplings were distributed to the guests in the morning, and we hear another 5,000 will be handed over at the reception. About six varieties of saplings, each measuring between one and two feet, including those of neem, teak and naval, was the Mayor’s style of sending off guests.

Apparently, the Mayor had been working on this initiative for the last six months. No prizes for guessing the message he was driving through each of his guests. Make the city green!


9 Responses to “Sapling tambulam”

  1. Nandakumarge on July 29th, 2009 10:22 am

    Its a Great initiative for Making the Environment Green(Green Chennai ) - 25000 + 5000 Sapling not a simple thing - Hats off to Chennai Mayor R. Subramanian - god Bless his son Dr. Ilancherizhiyan

  2. RanjitKumar on July 29th, 2009 10:44 am

    Old days the leaders where realy leaders who act as roll modal. And today our Mayor is becoming a roll modal. Hats of to u Sir.

  3. sudha on July 29th, 2009 12:19 pm

    v innovative idea. Hope others ll also follow it in their marriages

  4. Shalini on July 29th, 2009 1:13 pm

    Hats off Sir!!!! for this new initiative which would create an awarness to all.

  5. Krishna on July 29th, 2009 1:25 pm

    If each and every human being takes this as a responsibility to his mother Earth, the planet will be back to green in a few years

    Great initiative!!!

  6. Thiru on April 6th, 2010 2:12 pm

    Not only just handing over samplings. Mayor has informed every one that in the visit surprisely visit some of the houses to know the stats of the sampling/tree. Really he is a visionery and a statesman

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