Events at the Pre-Independence Day at the banyans - 14 August 2022

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.
The nature lovers then sang Vandemataram and Hum honge kaamyaab (in Hindi, Telugu and English). Children did some nature crafts with jungli badam and gulmohur pods.
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.
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Supporters of the banyans of Chevella

Children working at the art table

Ira Vangipurapu who worked with children on nature art 

Kobita Dass Kolli demonstrating why translocation doesn't work for large banyans 
Poetry reading