Meet the Green Santa of Snehodiya, Kolkata who's spreading a message of planting trees
This Christmas Santa Clause has a very different gift for you - the power to make the planet green. With the motto of ‘Go-Green’ and ‘Make the planet greener’, the Father of Christmas at Snehodiya, a new age co-living space for the senior citizens, distributed saplings for spreading the message of forestation among young and old.
At the Artist’s Corner at Eco Park, the residents of Snehodiya celebrated the yuletide spirit with ‘Green Santa’ and a group of children. The senior residents dressed up in green caps, gifted saplings to the children so that they can make the world greener and a better place to live in. Debashis Sen, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, IT & E Department, Government of West Bengal and Chairman, HIDCO who was present on the occasion says, “We should always ensure to provide a better future to the next generation. But instead of catering healthy future we are snatching the greenery from both their mind and sight. Our motto is to encourage the kids for tree plantation to save our planet. ‘Green Santa’ concept is to spread the message of sustainability among the kids at a very formative age so that they can become responsible citizens of the future.”
The event ended with Christmas carols and Rabindrasangeet filling the air. A senior citizen’s zone was also inaugurated at Eco Park.