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Link Natural distributes Nelli, Rasakinda plants for World Environment Day

Vignettes of the event.
Vignettes of the event.

Two key medicinal plants that have dominated the ayurvedic milieu for centuries are Nelli and Rasakinda, known for their useful goodness in health, longevity and relief from aches and discomforts.

However, due to rapid urbanization and deforestation, these medicinal trees are slowly dying out like many other plants in Sri Lanka, preventing our children and the future generations from enjoying life in a healthy green environment. Being the core ingredients of Swastha Amurtha, the 100% natural herbal drink by Link Natural Products (Pvt) Ltd., the brand has initiated a CSR project to coincide with World Environment Day, titled ‘Thuru Wawamu, Gatha Niwamu’ (Let’s plant trees to heal our bodies not just externally, but internally as well).

The aim of the campaign is to encourage the public including children, to grow Nelli and Rasakinda trees for the betterment of the environment and the well-being of all living beings. The first phase of the programme was held at the Siyane National College, Dompe, with the participation of its principal, teachers and students, several Nelli trees were planted within the school premises. The event served as a means of educating the children present at the occasion about the initiation of such social causes and the benefits of planting trees .

This was followed by another special educational session at the Sanasa Conference Hall in Palugama with volunteers from different Grama Niladhari divisions in attendance. A large number of Nelli and Rasakinda plants along with packs of compost were distributed on this occasion.

Participants were encouraged to plant them in their home gardens. Dr. J. T. R. Jayakody, a Senior Lecturer at the Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute of the University of Kelaniya, conducted a session about the priceless benefits and medicinal values of Nelli and Rasakinda.

The implementation of this programme was supported by M.D.J. Prasad, the Divisional Secretary of Dompe and its officials, Lenard Perera, the Deputy Director of Planning, Economy Development Officials, Police Officials and the members of the Youth Federation of Dompe.

“We are glad that we were able to initiate a CSR project of this kind for World Environment day from our brand, Swastha Amurtha, as we believe in setting an example to the society during a time of need,” said Niroshika Perera, the Brand Manager of Link Natural Products.



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