Smiling Tree is signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KR Mangalam University, Haryana (KRMU).
The primary objective of this MoU is to carry out plantations in villages adopted by KRMU and do periodic assessment of trees planted. Together they will be educating farmers organic way of farming and explain the harms of pesticides and chemical based fertilizers. They also undertake to jointly conduct Anti-Plastic Drives, environment awareness programs and motivate students to keep their surroundings green and clean.
Vice Chancellor KRMU, Professor CS Dubey said, “Youth has the power to reshape the world, and for that, we need to continuously teach them an effective and efficient way to protect our planet. Green education should be a mandatory part of the curriculum so that students can easily adopt the habits to conserve and protect the environment. We are fortunate to be associated with Smiling Tree who are actively involved in endeavors benefitting the environment.”
Founder of Smiling Tree Dr. Mukesh Kwatra said, “It is a pleasure to be associated with KRMU. We will focus together with students of KRMU to educate farmers about sustainable agriculture and it’s advantages. How it helps in protection of the environment, reducing erosion and natural resource degradation, improving air and water quality, increasing biodiversity, as well as decreasing carbon emissions. Sustainable agriculture also advocates not to use hazardous pesticides and fertilizers.”
Smiling Tree in collaboration with DC Office Gurugram, Haryana Government and KRMU conducted a Plantation Drive at Village Lakhuwas, Gurugram on 13th August, 2022, and planted 500 saplings to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on the occasion of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’. Lakhuwas is one of the five villages adopted by KRMU.
Mr. Jitendar Garg, SDM Sohna, Professor CS Dubey, Vice Chancellor KRMU and Dr Mukesh Kwatra, founder Chairman Smiling Tree, graced the occasion along with other dignitaries, staff, students of KRMU and farmers.