While most of us our complaining about the pollution in #delhi , a few are aware of ways to curtail it , a fewer in number are actually doing ‘something ‘ about it.
And then there is JILE SINGH, a retired Army officer who decided to plant trees in #sanjayvan 15 years ago, and make the park accessible to people , animals, birds and pet dogs.
Jile Singh belongs to a family of farmers. Soon after the government took away his farmland , Jile Singh decided to retire from the Indian Army and follow his passion. Starting from his residence, to areas around his residence, Mr. Singh would planted various trees.
One day, while walking around Vasant Kunj , he noticed the Sanjay Van forest park and decided to make it not just prettier but also accessible to everyone . He started this by planting trees in the park. With limited supply of water, Mr. Singh would carry buckets of water from home, to water each tree in the park. He continued this exercise relentlessly and his friends also joined him in this initiative. As on today , Jile Singh has planted over 200 trees in Sanjay Van.
I spotted him during one of my doggie walks when he was planting new grass for people to walk. He now has access to a well and along with his friends, he waters all the trees and plants everyday. The best part about him is that he is doing all this without any expectation or recognition in return it’s pure passion and dedication.
With a constant smile and an infectious laugh , Jile says ‘ my wife calls my trees my first love , and I laugh and tell her - we will die one day but the only thing that will keep others alive once we are gone, is TREES.’
JILE SINGH IS THE HUMANS OF CANINES JULY 2018.
Humans of Canines is collaborating with Jile Singh in a tree plantation event ( last weekend of July). We will be planting trees at Sanjay Van , in the name of our dogs. Let me know if you wish to participate. We will begin the registrations soon. Stay tuned to my page for more details.
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