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IIM-L students plant green love!

IIM-LUCKNOW celebrated its 22nd foundation day on Thursday in a very different way this year. In line with IIM-L director Prof Devi Singh?s vision of involving the entire IIM community on the day, regular lectures by prominent people that were the case till last year was done away with.
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PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2006 12:18 AM IST

IIM-LUCKNOW celebrated its 22nd foundation day on Thursday in a very different way this year. In line with IIM-L director Prof Devi Singh’s vision of involving the entire IIM community on the day, regular lectures by prominent people that were the case till last year was done away with.

Instead, a cultural show was held in the evening in which along with some prominent bands from the city, IIM students too performed making the show a memorable one. Earlier in the day, under the guidance of chairman, students’ affairs, Prof DS Sengar, the IIM students launched the second phase of ‘adopt-a-tree’ campaign.

The eco-friendly campaign in which among others Prof Devi Singh, Prof Sengar and Prof Vipul also took part by planting saplings saw IIM students—both from post graduate I and II, enthusiastically participating in the plantation drive and taking a pledge to ensure that they would take care of the plants till their stay on the campus. 

The director after planting a couple of saplings then urged the students to maintain every sapling that they have planted. “Your duty doesn’t end by merely planting saplings. Take care of them too. Also, give some name to the plant that you planted,” he advised the students who nodded in approval.

The entire area behind the newly built hostel 13 was cleaned and prepared for the plantation drive by the students. “We would first try to spread the already brilliant green cover further on the campus and then we also have plans to do something outside the campus as well,” Prof Sengar said. Last year too Prof Sengar had initiated a similar campaign that was inaugurated by Governor TV Rajeswar.

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