A Tree Planting Marking event was held on the 9th of March 2021 at Bishop Justin Estate, Nonguvil, Eluthumadduval, in Jaffna District. 13 Diocesan centres and Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC, the National Centre made arrangements to collect plants from 12 Dioceses and transported to HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna. 1500 saplings of Coconut, Cadju, Pepper, Guava, Lemon, Orange, Katu Anoda, Mango, King -coconut, Jack fruit and Pomegranate were brought to Bishop Justin Estate, Eluthumaduval. The project was launched in accordance with the encyclical, “Laudato Si”, issued by His Holiness Pope Francis, to protect nature, our home.
. Rt. Revd. Dr. Justin B Gnanapragasam, Bishop of Jaffna, Chairman Justice Peace and Human Development Commission was the Chief Guest. His Lordship unveiled the visibility board of tree planting event.
Revd. Fr. S. Eugene Francis, Director HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna presided over the Tree Planting event. Religious leaders from Buddhist, Hindu, Christian & Muslim, 13 Diocesan Directors and staff, Assistant Government Agent, Security Force Commanders, Grama Sevaka Eluthumaduval J/333 and HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna participated.