Tree Planting Programme of KDU Rover Scouts

“He who plants a tree, plants a hope”

– Lucy Larcom –

With the direction of Major General MP Pieris RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil (Ind) PGDM, the Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and the Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scout Association, the Rover Scouts of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University conducted a tree planting campaign on the university premises on 22 February 2021 under the guidance of Commodore JU Gunaseela, a president scout and the Dean of Faculty of Computing, and Captain VD Saluwadana, the Officer in Charge of KDU Rover Scouts in commemoration of the International Mother Language Day and Scout Founder’s Day.

This programme was affiliated with a nationwide programme of tree planting, and as the initial step, 100 plants were planted by 100 Rover Scouts of KDU. The event was successfully promoted by the mobile application, ‘THURU’. The young rover scouts showed their enthusiasm in protecting the nature by actively taking part in this campaign.