“Adding trees is adding life”. We all, somewhere or the other, will find our minds falling in line with the above statement. This is why JOY conducted a Plant-a-thon at lower kandoli region which saw over a ton of participants and other communities like Wanderers, Behbood and SPECS. Plants of Jarkanda, Kaner, Amaltas, Gulmohar and Kachnar were planted 300 in numbers along a stretch of 3 kms. The activity started by painting the participants in a tinge of patriotism and evoking responsibility – through the National Anthem which was followed by a brief talk by Mr. Brijmohan of SPECS which included the introduction of the chief guest, Mr. Surrendra Aggarwal, OSD of the C.M of Uttarakhand. He went to express his delightfulness as he mentioned that it was the first time that the 18 – year old, SPECS, was participating in a plantation drive. With the helping hand of the Respectable Chief Guest, the people got a chance to speak to Honourable Chief Minister, Sh. Harish Rawat ji and putforth their concerns and ideas. Other than Mr. Surrendra Aggarwal, we had Ms. Reena Singhal, State Treasurer Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee. The enthusiasm of the participants was matched by the nature mother as she kept the weather cool and pleasant. A special thanks to JOY for having us at the event.