Chennai, 7th June 2023 – MGM Healthcare, a leading multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in Chennai, proudly inaugurated the “New Tree for New Life” initiative today, in collaboration with the environmental sustainability NGO, ‘Seerakku.’ The initiative aims to plant one tree for babies born in MGM Healthcare and In this first instalment about 300 trees are being planted. These tree saplings were planted in the vacant land belonging to Chennai corporation on Greams Road, BSNL Office. Through the ongoing initiative more tree saplings will be planted in the areas which are suitable for creating green spaces in the city. Thiru. Ezhilan Naganathan Thousand Lights MLA, graced the occasion and inaugurated the plantation drive along with Dr. Urjita Rajagopalan, director, MGM Healthcare and Ms. M A.Nandhini, B.A.B.L.M.C, Councillor, Greater Chennai Corporation and Thiru. C.V. Vinod, Chief General Manager, BSNL, TN Circle.
Parents of each child born in MGM Healthcare planted the tree saplings in their designated pit, around 300 tree saplings were planted in the open ground in Greams road (Income Tax Office BSNL, No.16, Greams Rd, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights, Chennai – 600006).
Each sapling represents a different native tree species carefully selected to thrive in the local ecosystem:
- · Malai Vembu (Melaleuca leucadendron)
- · Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni)
- · Vembu (Azadirachta indica)
- · Senbagam (Mimusops elengi)
- · Vilvam (Aegle marmelos)
- · Pala Palam (Manilkara hexandra)
- · Puvarasam (Thespesia populnea)
- · Gulmohar (Delonix regia)
MGM Healthcare believes in the profound connection between human health and a sustainable environment. The “New Tree for New Life” campaign aligns with our commitment to not only provide exceptional medical care but also contribute to the welfare of the community and the planet.
Speaking about the initiative Dr. Urjita Rajagopalan, director, MGM Healthcare, said, “It is necessary to understand what actions would change or offset our carbon footprint. There are several, but one of the most influential is the planting of trees, since it reduces the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Through this initiative, we are sowing the seed of responsibility in every child for whom we are planting the saplings today. We hope to drive the message of creating a carbon neutral generation.”
“We are thrilled to launch the ‘New Tree for New Life’ campaign in collaboration with ‘Seerakku’ NGO,” said Mr. Harish Manian, CEO, MGM Healthcare said, “By planting tree saplings for every new life born in our hospital, we aim to create a greener and healthier future for generations to come. We are happy to collaborated with ‘Seerakku’ for making this initiative a reality.”
By nurturing these trees, MGM Healthcare aims to make a positive impact on the environment, mitigate climate change, and enhance the overall well-being of the community. The “New Tree for New Life” campaign symbolizes the hospital’s commitment to sustainable practices and its dedication to giving back to society.