Tree Carnival 2011

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Shrikant Ingalhalikar

Jan 10, 2011, 10:04:42 AM1/10/11
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Tree lovers of Pune greeted the new year by celebrating 'Tree Carnival 2011' on the first 3 days of January 2011. The event included 'Poet-tree', an audio-visual recital of famous poems on trees, 'Artist-tree' an exhibition of paintings and crafts on trees and an unique competition 'Tree-sure Hunt' of locating and identifying 100 rare roadside trees of Pune.

In the Tree-sure Hunt competition the participants were given a list of 100 rare trees of Pune with a clue on their location .A trail through the city was designed to cover all the 100 trees from 9 am to 6 pm on a single day (2 nd Jan 2011). These trees had to be located, identified and photographed for proof of visit. A team of 2 was allowed to use vehicle, books and on-line help for ID. The competitors included 52 amateur tree lovers, 16 garden supervisors of Pune Municipal Corporation and 2 Forest officers.

The team that secured the first prize of Rs. 10,000 scored 76 points ( correctly identified and photographed trees) out of 100.
The second position went to the team that included ITP member Mr. Ajinkya Gadve with just 1 point short of 1 st place. The event was greatly enjoyed by participants and judges equally.

Shrikant Ingalhalikar
12 Varshanand Society
Anandnagar Sinhagad Road
Pune 411 051.
Tel 91 20 2435 0765.
Fax 91 20 2438 9190.

nabha meghani

Jan 10, 2011, 11:40:15 AM1/10/11
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Hallo Shrikant ji,
a great initiative and a great event. Hope similar festivals will take place every year. Are there more fotos of the exhibition?  Audio recital available somewhere?
It is really great! Wish you success in your future similar plans

J.M. Garg

Jan 11, 2011, 12:05:30 AM1/11/11
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Thanks, Shrikant ji.
For bringing this to everybody's notice.
It really needs to be popularised across all the cities of India.
Thanks, Ajinkya ji for getting the 2nd prize. 

With regards,
J.M.Garg (
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