Nagalinga for Gandhi, Arayal for Nehru; Nakshatra Vanam inaugurated in Athachi

Nagalinga tree for Mahatma Gandhi whose birth star is Ayilyam, Arayal for Jawaharlal Nehru whose birth star is Puyam, Karingali for Bhagat Singh whose birth star is Makeeryam, Kanjiram for Rani Lakshmibai whose birth star is Aswathi and Elanji for Valabahai Patel whose birth star is Anizham were among the saplings planted in ‘Nakshatra Vanam’ at Athachi Biodiversity farm at Elappully as part of the Independence day celebration. Kerala electricity Minister K Krishnan Kutty inaugurated the ‘Nakshatra Vanam’ by planting a sapling of Ambazham for his and freedom fighter Rajagopalachari’s birth star Rohini. At the function, Palakkad MP V K Sreekandan planted a sapling of Vayyankatha for his and Sarojini Naidu’s birth star Visakam and MLA Shafi Parambil planted a sapling of Erukk for his and Abdul Kalam Azad’s birth star Thiruvonam. All those who attended the program planted saplings of their and freedom fighters’ birth star.

K Krishnankutty has said that, while doing any work, it should be done with the thought that it must benefit others as well. The minister also stated that Athachi has been functioning with these objectives. During the inauguration, the minister said at a time when the country is celebrating its 75th year of independence, many challenging areas have been left resolved. About 30 percent of the population still does not get three meals a day. 15 lakh children are not going to school.

“Democracy in its truest sense can only be realised when programs have been implemented that benefit even the poorest of the poor in the country,” he said. The agriculture sector is facing a crisis. The income from agriculture is very meager. We also need to remember the farmers who are the backbone of the country,” the minister said. MP VK Sreekandan, MLA Shafi Parambil, Chittoor block panchayat president V Murugadas, Elappully Panchayat president, Revathi Babu, Vice President S Sunil, member KV Punyakumari, Athachi Group MD N S Viswanath, CEO N H Kalyana Krishnan and Chief Consultant E M Babu were among those who spoke on the occasion. Athachi Biodiversity Farm, which aims at the conservation of nature and endangered trees and plants, has created different products from the legacies of agriculture and Ayurveda of our country. Athachi Trust Nature also conducts various programmes to inculcate the love of nature in future generations. Athachi is also being recognised for its efforts to present the ecosystem of the Palakkad Gap, the geological wonder of the Western Ghats, to the world.