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Theresa Villiers joins the Hindu community to plant trees in honor of the Queen UK News

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers helped plant fifteen trees at Whalebones in High Barnet to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

At a ceremony earlier this month hosted by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), Ms Villiers joined HSS supporters Veer Sumaria and Sujal Depala to plant the saplings on the grounds of Whalebones House , the home of Paddy and Helena Shanahan.

The trees will grow alongside fields that Ms Villiers and locals have fought to keep as part of a long campaign to stop new homes being built.

The saplings were from the Queen’s Green Canopy project to mark 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign.

Prior to planting, a colorful Hindu ceremony was held to thank mother earth (Bhumi) through the scattering of red-colored fragrant holy powder and rice. Vedic mantras were chanted and Vishal Shah from HSS UK welcomed the guests on the auspicious day of Varsh Pratipada – Hindu New Year.

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Ms Villiers said: “The planting of these trees will be a positive legacy and a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s unwavering service to this country and the Commonwealth for 70 years.

“It’s wonderful that HSS was able to organize the event. I very much enjoyed the ceremony and tree planting on a cool but bright spring day.

“It will be a pleasure for everyone involved to see the trees grow and become part of Barnet’s natural world.

“Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen, especially Paddy and Helena, who generously allowed this planting to take place on their land.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-15 15:41:00

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