Holding umbrellas and braving a light drizzle, about 40 people, including 8 children, attended a pre-Independence day event organised by the Nature Lovers of Hyderabad (NLH) near a few heritage banyan trees on the Hyderabad-Chevella road.
The event began with putting up hearts and posters on the trees. Participants then stood along the road, holding placards and shouted slogans in support of the banyan trees.
Naturalist Kobita Dass Kolli used a model of a banyan tree that she made, to demonstrate why translocation does not work. Participants then read out poems on nature after which a quiz was conducted on India's national tree - the banyan. Prizes were distributed and refreshments served.
|Supporters of the banyans of Chevella|
|Ira Vangipurapu who worked with children on nature art|
|Kobita Dass Kolli demonstrating why translocation doesn't work for large banyans|