Isha Blokhra recently learnt about global warming and the importance of trees at her school. When she asked her father what he wanted to do for his birthday, which he eventually left to Isha to decide, it was concluded that the family will celebrate living on earth by planting trees.
"On your birthday, you are actually celebrating living one more year on planet Earth. So what can we do to thank the planet? Let's grow a tree, my teachers told me that one tree gives oxygen to 6 people for life," Isha told her father. To make up for all the lost years, the family calculated that they owe the planet 750 trees for their each life year.
Isha and her family are travelling to India in June for her grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, and they have decided to start their plantation drive here.
The Blokhra family reached out to their friends and family members for help, and one of them helped the family to connect to singer Daler Mehndi through Facebook. The Daler Mehndi Green Drive has planted over 800,000 trees in the Delhi-NCR region and continuously promotes and advocates taking care of the earth. Daler Mehndi Green Drive got together friends who would be planting 250 trees, mainly Neem, in one day to boost Isha's morale. This green drive has been named the 'IDO' drive - The Isha Daler Oxygenate Drive.