Kutubuddin Khan: Devoted to Making the World a Greener Place
Kutubuddin believes that it is important to ensure that he passes the skill of growing trees for plantation, to others too.
Kutubuddin Khan, a 45-year-old engineer, is passionate about trees. His world begins and ends with trees. A resident of Murarai village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, Khan’s nickname is ‘Gach Pagol’ (‘Tree lover’)—and rightly so. He has devoted his life to the cause of making this world a greener place.
Kutubuddin’s passion, which started from his village, has now spread to other parts of Birbhum. He has a seed farm in Sarkardanga village, where he nurtures all kinds of saplings. Kutubuddin, who has so far planted more than 30,000 trees, says,” I wish to plant more than 35,000 trees in 2016. I am also trying to approach every Gram Panchayat of West Bengal to encourage tree plantations, and have already covered 500 villages.” He grafts these plants in the villages free of cost.
Kutubuddin believes that it is important to ensure that he passes the skill of growing trees for plantation, to others too. So, he ensures that he assists as many people as possible in planting trees. “Some people donated land to help me grow trees for plantation, while others help me take good care of these plants,” he says with a smile.
(extracted from twocircles.net)