New Delhi, April 26: About 1,000 trees in the Delhi University’s North Campus have been marked for felling.
The trees will be cut in order to expand the university’s sports complex, enabling it to host rugby matches there during the Commonwealth Games 2010.
These trees are being felled as the existing ground is not big enough for rugby — therefore the need to remove the trees from around the ground has arisen.
The ground has been earmarked by the Commonwealth Games 2010 Committee for rugby.
According to the Sports Director DU, Jitendra Singh Naruka, the trees had been marked for felling but he will compensate the loss by planting more trees.
However, the organisers of the Games will need the permission of the forest department before the axe falls on these trees.
The students have protested the way the trees have been marked, calling it as unscientific and callous and that even if they are not cut, they will not survive.
Previously on DelhiGreens:
The same news was also reported on Sahara NCR news channel in which the Sports Director’s interview was aired and he had said, “Ped to katenge hi, (sports complex ke liye) katne bhi chayiey. Par humein baar baar ye nahi bolna chayiey ki ped katenge, sunne mein acha nahi lagta” [The trees will be cut (for the sports complex) for sure. But we should not repeatedly say that trees will be cut as it doesn’t sound good.]
We respect the concern of the Sports Director. Atleast he accepts the fact that ‘cutting’ of trees is music to NO ONE’s ears.
Besides, the Commonwealth (Games) maybe important but our Common-Wealth is definitely MORE important ANYTIME.
Source: News from Sahara Samay