• Sujal Pradhan, NET Correspondent, Sikkim

The Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj (SNS) is striving to protect a 100-years-old heritage Banyan Tree, which falls throughout the development web site of multi-level automobile parking-cum-shopping Hub.

This PPP mission is been erected on the decrease facet of previous STNM Hospital complicated, the place the “100-year-old” Banyan tree is positioned.

Moreover, the involved authorities have already obtained the approval and granted to translocate the involved tree, throughout onset of wet season to a delegated spot (decrease altitude) in coordination with GSCDL officers.

As per official assertion, the method is prone to be initiated on June 30.

Previous to the procedures, the State Coordinator of SNS – Sonam Gyatso Sherpa expressed grave concern over the felling of the “heritage tree which has been within the area for greater than 100 years, and what we would like is that the involved authority ought to attempt to save this tree with environmental-friendly engineering concepts because the banyan tree is taken into account to be sacred in Hindu faith.”

Its worthy to notice that earlier this 12 months, SNS additionally provided a prayer to the talked about tree as mark of respect and had lodged an FIR with Sadar Police Station to instantly cease the elimination of religiously and environmentally important tree.


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