Saturday 10 February 2024

Green Wisdom - Nishan Karki

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 “If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees". ― Hal Borland

Hello everybody, 

I am a tree, your green friend. Look around, and you will find me: green, dry, old, young, tall, and short. I provide your cattle with a cool breeze, fruits, wood, shelter, and fodder. I give shelter to many animals and birds. I am a joy to climb and play on. I am the chief supplier of oxygen and also a regulator of the water cycle. My roots prevent soil erosion. I also act as a noise barrier, carbon sink, temperature controller and protection against various things.

I make up the whole forest with my other friends. We perform the functions mentioned above, and I am sure they are of great importance to you.

Now, I want to ask you a fundamental question. 

Have you ever wondered what would happen if there were no trees at all? 

Well, here is the answer. There would be no greenery on earth. Earth would be a hot or cold planet like other planets with no life. There would be no water, greenery, beauty, or life. There would be climate change, loss of biodiversity, lack of oxygen, drought and no life. All the humans, animals and other living creatures would lose their lives. 

This may have made you think about the importance of trees in everyone's life. 

Here are some lessons you can learn from me:

Help and Protect 

I protect living creatures from high and low temperatures, rain, and strong winds. Like me, you should also protect people and animals and help them in need. You should have a kind heart and warm feelings for others.

Learn to give 

I give you oxygen, fruits, medicines, fodder, wood, and other necessary resources. Likewise, you should always learn to offer something to needy people. 


Stay patient to get success and other things in life. Always learn to wait. I also patiently wait for my fruits and leaves to grow.

Have Hope and Faith 

You must develop a sense of hope and faith in yourself. With firm hope and trust in your goal, you can achieve it. I also hope and believe that I will live a long life and that people will not cut me. 

Never give up

I had to face many problems when I was growing up. I  endured heavy rains, drought, frost, and high and cold temperatures. I never gave up, and now I have grown to withstand such conditions. I am the epitome of never giving up in life. You should never lose hope and faith and never give up. You must stay focused to achieve your goals. No matter how many challenges push you back and make you fall, you should have the courage to get up and move ahead.

Challenge the challenges. 

Be Green ( Happy) 

You must be happy in life like we are green. Happiness motivates you to achieve your goals, and happy people tend to live longer. At last, I would like to present you with a poem about me written by Henry Cuyler Bunner.

The Heart of the Tree

What does he plant? Who plants a tree?        
He plants a friend of the sun and sky;  
He plants the flag of breezes free;
The shaft of beauty, towering high.
He plants a home to heaven anigh
For song and mother-croon of bird
In hushed and happy twilight, heard —
The treble of heaven's harmony —
These things he plants, who plants a tree.

What does he plant? Who plants a tree?          
He plants cool shade and tender rain,
And seed and bud of days to be,
And years that fade and flush again;
He plants the glory of the plain;
He plants the forest's heritage;
The harvest of a coming age;
They joy that unborn eyes shall see —
These things he plants, who plants a tree.

What does he plant? Who plants a tree?          
He plants, in sap and leaf and wood,
In love of home and loyalty
And far-cast thought of civic good —
His blessing on the neighbourhood
Who in the hollow of His hand
Holds all the growth of all our land —
A nation's growth from sea to sea
Stirs in his heart who plants a tree.

Nishan Karki
Pestalozzi Children's Village Society

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