Tree Plantation at Kirtipur

Posted On: December 05, 2017
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As SONA has already made an agreement with Kirtipur Municipality to construct an ‘Earthquake Memorial’ one of the project under SONA Committee on Social Responsibility (SCSR) as a Friendship project between two institutions, a good start off was just in need. Initiation of the project with the tree plantation on the construction site seemed very appropriate and hence, SONA organized the tree plantation program on November 5, 2017, in already developing memorial park of Kirtipur Municipality. The program, apart from helping to inform the general public about the friendship project, also provided an opportunity to inform about the role of architects in society.  
Along with the SONA’s Executive Committee members, the tree plantation program held in the presence of Ar. Bibhuti Man. Singh (Chairperson of SONA Committee on Green and Sustainable Architecture), Ar. Swarup Gurung (Past President), Mr. Ramesh Maharjan (Mayor, Kirtipur Municipality), Ms. Saraswati Khadka (Vice-Mayor, Kirtipur Municipality), Ward Chairpersons, representatives of Kirtipur Municipality and the general public. Besides, the presence of international guests from ARCASIA Council meeting made the event even more happening. Ar. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed (ARCASIA Zone A vice-president) humbly accepted the invitation of SONA as a Chief-guest for the event.
The program formally started with the brief introduction of the project by Ar. Sudeep Sharma Paudyal (General Secretary, SONA) followed by the short notes from guests and Mayor of the municipality. Prof. Suman N. Vaidya (President, SONA) concluded the formal program with his vote of thanks to Municipality and all the helping hands. After the formal program, all the participants along with special invitees participated the delight of tree plantation.