You can pay a green homage to late H N Ananth Kumar through tree plantation pledge right now!

Contributions of late H N Ananth Kumar are many, one of them is the cause of Adamya Chetana, in that too, greening the Bengaluru is just one agenda. One can pay homage to this great soul, especially by doing something good, planting the trees is just one of them, but that is the most apt option for this forum to recommend.

I was part of the Shruddhanjali for this soul by Garden City Farmers trust today at Kengeri. I was there not just a long term friend of Garden City Farmers, I was also representing the Basavanagudi OTG group, Paint Bengaluru Green and More (ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಹಸಿರು ಓಕುಳಿ) initiative, and the latest  this Billion Trees and Beyond global initiative. 

Common sentiment emerged out of this solemn meeting was that we need to continue to do and support the good things Mr. Ananth Kumar and his wife initiated, and especially the need to support Smt. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, his bereaving  beloved wife, to bounce back and fill the void his demise has created, and to pounce back on the good causes with further fervor and passion.

I too spoke about this, mentioned about the symbolic act of planting trees across his home with the help of Smt. Pushpa Karanth (see A Basavanagudi OTGian neighbour bids green farewell to Mr. Ananth Kumar, a green loving people's true leader! - Episode 517 thru 528), the initiative of "Ananatha Paathagalu" ("ಅನಂತ ಪಾಠಗಳು" - Infinite Lessons) - a necklace of thousands gems, of life time lessons learned by all kind of people across the globe presented as a collection of small piece of YouTube videos. (see ಅನ೦ತ ಪಾಠಗಳು - ದೃಶ್ಯ ಮಾಲಿಕೆ ಲೋಕಾರ್ಪಣೆ - ದಿವ೦ಗತ ಅನ೦ತಕುಮಾರರಿಗೆ ಶೃದ್ಧಾ೦ಜಲಿಯಾಗಿ ಸಮರ್ಪಣೆ)

I also invited the small gathering of attendees to join the Billion Trees and Beyond pledge drive, as this occasion was the best moment to do so, if not already done so. 

The response to this pledge plea was very humbling, as we generated a pledge for 26,420 tree plantations pledge, with just 5 of a dozen of people gathered there. Noor Fatima alone pledged for 20,000 trees. 

This quick and enthusiastic response on the spot at Garden City Farmers office alerted me that I need to make this pledge open to the global friends and fans of late Mr. Ananth Kumar H N, so that thousands have an opportunity to make a green homage to the departed great soul.

The pledge accounts for the trees already planted by you. This pledge is a positive affirmation on your behalf which will generate the right energies and moments to eventually fulfill your desire and passion around planting trees. 

Please write to with the following details about your pledge as follows:

As on option, you can print the pledge certificate yourself, fill the information, sign it and keep it as a memento that reminds you of the good deed you have done and will keep doing to fulfill the pledge. 
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Pledge Certificate - Ppt version to print

Will update this blog and create a new blog to report your enthusiastic response to this pledge plea globally.

Please note that it is very important that you report your pledge to us by writing to, else we will miss to count it to build the global momentum around your generous and bold decision that will help to make a difference to the humanity ahead.


Nataraja Upadhya
Billion Trees and Beyond
Paint Bengaluru Green and More (ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಹಸಿರು ಓಕುಳಿ)


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