Tata Power has strived to be an avid advocate of environment conservation. In line with its vision, Club Enerji, the resource and energy conservation initiative, organised a plantation drive in the premises of Saboo Siddik Polytechnic and Seva Niketan, Byculla with a participation of 60 students from Queen Mary School, Grant Road and Sir Jacob Sassoon High School, Byculla.
With an aim to promote green and healthy living practices amongst the young minds of tomorrow, the drive witnessed the students planting various medicinal herbs such as Tulsi, Adulsa, Aloe Vera, Lemongrass and Mint. The intent was to educate students on the benefits of the vast repository of medicinal plants that are used in traditional medical treatments. About 100 saplings were planted by the students.
Commenting on the drive, Ms. Shalini Singh, Chief-Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power, as an environmentally responsible organisation, has been passionate about building a sustainable future by educating the young minds of tomorrow. The growing shift to organic treatment for improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the motivators for us to organise such a drive. We would like to thank Saboo Siddik Polytechnic, Queen Mary School and Sir Jacob Sassoon High School for their enthusiastic participation.”
Through the drive, the students were also sensitised about the changing lifestyles and its impact on individuals’ well-being and with the use of basic herbs common ailments can be treated. For e.g. relieving headaches, tummy trouble and even irritation from bug bites. Some of the herbs can also be consumed in form of teas, used as garnish, applied topically as essential oil or consumed as a pill.