Aheer family plants trees at Wembley

2018-01-31 06:02
D.R. Aheer with his children and grandchildren, planting trees at Wembley College.

D.R. Aheer with his children and grandchildren, planting trees at Wembley College.

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SINCE 1979, Jadav Payeng, an environmental activist, has been planting thousands of trees on an Indian river-island threatened by erosion.

Payeng’s home is the largest river-island in the world. He has turned an eroding desert into a wondrous oasis of forest reserve.

India as a nation is committed to planting trees. Last year, volunteers in India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours.

Planting trees is also part of our Wembley culture and each year the school plants indigenous trees to honour founders, staff and pupils.

Last year, D.R. Aheer, one of the lucky winners at the annual Duck Derby, requested the money he won be spent on purchasing trees to plant on the Wembley grounds.

The trees will be a remembrance to members of his family who have attended Wembley and serve as a reminder of the Aheer family’s close association with the founders of the school.

Wembley has been privileged to have 15 members of the Aheer family attend the school.

On December 5, 2017, Mr D.R. Aheer, the executive chairman of The Aheer group and his family, planted six, indigenous Celtis Africana, commonly known as white stinkwoods, next to the Wembley tennis courts.

The school would like to encourage other families to plant trees on the school property to increase our tree numbers and remember our pupils.


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