Indore: A social organisation has hit upon a novel green idea to keep memories of departed loved ones alive. They have launched a campaign Ansh Ropan to encourage people to immortalise loved ones by planting saplings with their mortal remains.
Talking to Free Press, Kadam Sanstha’s city head Kamta Prasad Tiwari said, “In Ansh Ropan, we take mortal remains from family members of the deceased and mix it with the manure used while planting a sapling. The family takes responsibility of plant’s conservation and growth. In this way, plant symbolises the memory of the departed soul.”
There are several ways to immortalise memory of loved one. Planting a sapling is the best way as it also protects the environment, which is need of the hour for better future.
Tiwari said that that they have already planted as many as five trees in memory of loved ones of five families and will continue the same as it helps spreading greenery.
“It is a state wide campaign which is led by the organisation from Jabalpur. The Ansh Ropan campaign is running in various cities including Indore, Jabalpur, Damoh, Rewa, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra and in few cities in Maharashtra and Gujarat,” Tiwari said.
More than 10 lakh members are associated with organisation which was founded by Vishwanath Dubey, in 1995 at Jabalpur and is currently headed by Yogendra Ganore.
Sanstha has been getting a good response all across the state for their campaign and many of the people calling them for taking part in the drive.
“We are getting calls from many places across the state for taking part in the campaign and this all because of the words spread from our members. The campaign is helping people to have their loved ones always with them in the form of trees and to the nature as it helps in increasing greenery,” Singh added.