RAIPUR: A Chhattisgarh gardener gifted a potted plant to each of his daughters’ wedding guests. This was a great way to show love and concern for the environment.
Bholaram Sinha, a Rajnandgaon resident, about 100 km west Raipur, remembers Kusum as his bride. It was both a joyous and a heartbreaking experience. He celebrated her wedding, a new beginning, by giving the guests the plants he had always loved in his life. 1051 plants total were gifted.
He said that the plants were just like daughters who bring joy to a family. The plants were often an emotional support system during difficult times. A daughter brings beauty to the family, just as plants bring beauty and grace to the natural world. I was inspired to give plants to our guests.
Gardening is a wonderful career. Every plant that I grow is precious to me, just as a child is to a father. He said that I made peace with my feelings and gave one of my plants to each guest on the first day of the marriage.
Sinha only presented plants that he grew in his own garden and nursery. They included mangoes, malabar plums (jamun), blackberry, papaya and banyan as well as guava, guava, guava, guava, guava, papaya and rose.
His gesture was a big hit with environmentalists. The Sinhas act recalls a popular saying, “A tree is known for its fruit, but a man for his deeds.” Nitin Singvi, an environmentalist, said his actions were enough to demonstrate how plants can be viewed as a magnificent part of nature.