On the occasion of Makar Mela B.S. 2066 (AD 2009), Nepal Heritage Society with collaboration with Panuati Tourism Development Committee and Panuati Forest Users Committee organized a tree plantation programme on 15th August 2009, Saturday at Gorakhnath Forest, Triveni Ghat, Panuati, Kavre District. Alliance for Responsible Tourism – Nepal and Dream Nepal Alliance members, executive Memberas of Nepal Heritage Society – Nepal, Women Group of Panuati, Nepal Environment & Tourism Initiative Foundation (NETIF) also participated in the tree plantation programme.
The plantation programme was organized to create awareness amongst the locals to protect the environment around Panauti (culturally preserved area). There’s a plan for planting hundred thousand trees around Panuati area this year on the occasion of Makar Mela 2066 (2009).
Report Prepared by Mr. Bijaya Pradhan, Coordinator of Dream Nepal Alliance and Alliance for Responsible Tourism – Nepal.