Septuagenarian keeps planting trees, nurturing them due to love for nature
Kadalundi (Kozhikode): Even at 75, Kozhikode Alungal native AT Velayudhan keeps planting trees and nurturing them. A retired KSEB overseer, Velayudhan has been planting trees for a long time. He said that Covid affected his mission of afforestation. After planting the saplings, he also nurtures it by watering regularly.
Velayudhan has already planted trees in memory of poet Sugathakumari, KR Gouri Amma, MP Veerendra Kumar, Thayyil Muhammed Haji and other prominent personalities in socio-cultural field. After planting trees, he surrounds them with a protective fence and takes care of them.
He has dedicated his free time for taking care of nature. He has already planted hundreds of trees along the road. The love for nature from childhood led him to this activity. The locals fondly call him ‘AT’. Velayudhan is still active with cultural activities. He is planning to continue with afforestation after Covid times.