Nature’s wonder and a gift to mankind, trees are priceless and the valuable assets necessary for the very existence of any living creature. They are essential to life and form the ground troops of food chain. As a part of the green drive of the Kochi Municipal Corporation a tree census programme was coordinated by c-hed along with Rajagiri School of Social Science. During the survey, details of each tree located in public places in the city was recorded along with its approximate age and scientific name.

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The program focusing on building an environmental-friendly culture and enhancement of the social responsibility of the youth, saw participation from 1,700 students and 300 teachers from various schools and colleges. The event was also marked by the planting of tree saplings by the students.