This year we are celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was a great environmentalist. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” 

Following his teachings, on World Environment Day on Wednesday, June 5, the High Commission of India, Wellington organized a Tree planting drive in collaboration with the Wellington Indian Association. Mr. C Doss Jeyakumar, Chargé d'affaires, Mr. Paramjeet Singh, Second Secretary, High Commission of India, Mr. Nanubhai Ranchhod, President, Wellington Indian Association and Mr. Jupudi Tirupati Rao, Branch Manager, Bank of Baroda, Wellington along with members of community and officials of High Commission planted 12 trees in the compound of Bharat Bhavan, Wellington.