Environmental protection and preservation has been one of the focuses of BAPS community outreach activities. On Saturday, 5th July, volunteers of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s Adelaide centre participated in the “Million trees program”, a South Australian government initiative at Highbury Aqueduct reserve. This event was a part of larger exercise to return about three million local native trees and associated understorey plants to Greater Adelaide.
Inspite of adverse weather conditions, , BAPS volunteers successfully planted more than 1000 trees at the Highbury site in less than 5 hours. Dani Boddington, Project manager for the Highbury Aqueduct Programme said, “I really thank the BAPS team for their fantastic contribution at this event, you were 30 of the total 52 participants on this day which helped us plant about 2000 native trees. I was really impressed with everyone’s approach and willingness to help, you are welcome back anytime.”
The day instilled each volunteer with pride and satisfaction in helping the local community and our environment, with the inspiration of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.