Mero Rukh Mero Santati is a novel green initiative conceptualized by Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim to strengthen the connect between parents, children and nature by planting trees to commemorate child birth. It aims to plant 100 trees for every newborn child born in Sikkim. Watching the tree grow, as the baby grows, is a symbolic way of commemorating their arrival and is good for the planet as well.
Sikkimese society has had an intimate association with nature since time immemorial. We not only revere our mountains, lakes, rivers, caves and springs, but venerate the entire landscape as sacred. This initiative aims to reinforce this age-old bond of our society with nature. It aspires to co-create an ecosystem where both the tree and the child are able to reach towards the sun, a brighter tomorrow that promises vitality, health and happiness.
To ground this initiative various departments of the Government of Sikkim will converge to facilitate seamless service to the new parents right from enrollment to planting and after care. ASHA, Anganwadi workers, gram panchayats, urban local bodies and forest staff will facilitate the onboarding of the parents.
Watch the video snippet of launching programme graced by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Prem Singh Tamang on February 2, 2023 at Manan Kendra, Gangtok.
Launching Event News
Gangtok, Febraury 2, 2023: Mero Rukh Mero Santati, a novel green initiative conceptualized by Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim to strengthen the connect between parents, children and nature by planting trees to commemorate child birth was officially launched in a grandeur programme organized by Forest and Environment Department at Manan Kendra, Gangtok