In celebration of 150 years of Hindu immigration, 150 trees were planted at the Indian Embassy on Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat. This is done to honor nature and to remember the grandparents who toiled in the fields. It felt sensible to plant additional trees in light of climate change as well. Because farming brought us all together and because we have loved the environment, it is now time to return the favor. The Indian Embassy, the Ministry of Public Works, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries are working together on this initiative (LVV). The trees must be maintained subsequently in order for Suriname to continue to benefit from them.
Riad Nurmohamed, the minister of public works, claims that they are pleased with it and totally support it because it mostly relates to green policy. The minister said, “I would like to encourage everyone to follow the example.” Along with other things, Public Works will contribute so that more can be planned through the schools. Dr. Shankar Balachandran, the Indian Ambassador, claims that India places a high value on the environment and that as a result, giving back is crucial. The LVV’s Minister Parmanand Sewdien says he is very pleased with the plan and will support it wholeheartedly.