Taru Milan Festival
A Pan India Initiative by Integrated Volunteers Network
Why Taru Milan Festival (TMF)?
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, rise in temperature and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and will continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Unfortunately, the overall green cover in all urban cities and parts of the country is reducing and as a consequence, pollution is increasing at an alarming rate. Increasing the green cover by tree plantation is one of the easiest yet effective measures towards reducing this imbalance of the environment. The involvement of people, volunteers and agencies both within and outside the Government, particularly at the grassroots level, is crucial for improving this environmental situation.
Integrated Volunteers Network has taken up this initiative of TARU MILAN FESTIVAL by dedicating 100 days out of 365 days to motivate and take up tree plantation drives to try and correct this imbalance. It strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and plants that are appropriate to the local environment and also to generate sustainable livelihood. Important functions of this drive are raising consciousness towards importance of A Tree, Plantation and biodiversity for our well-being and well being of the environment. Taru Milan Festival is being promoted to enjoy the Monsoon period by taking up plantation drives, National Level competition, Talent search, documentation of holistic efforts and encouraging multistakeholders participation to passionate tree planters. Taru Milan Festival will ensure in bringing an new friend every year who stand to help and save us in our need.
Period of Observation
Taru Milan Festival is observed every year for 100 days starting from World Environment Day, 5th June to 12th Sept (100 Days) to strengthen the core believe (Core Commitment-I) of each India Volunteers in the Integrated Volunteers Network, simultaneously creating an festive environment during the entire monsoon period to enjoy the Rain by adding more green to the mother earth land for successfully get carbon neutrality, focusing on the forestry, organic agriculture management, natural resource management, reducing greenhouse effects, promoting bio-fuels production by planting on degraded lands, encourage common public to use solar energy, developing new innovative systems, promoting mangroves restoration in order to get risk reduction, including other ways of environmental preservation.