With the continued farmers’ protest at Delhi borders in opposition to the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines being termed as ‘historic’ in some ways, a gaggle of volunteers from Ludhiana have taken a ‘inexperienced’ initiative to go away behind a legacy for the approaching generations.
Volunteers from the crew of ‘Tractor2Twitter’ — an internet platform encouraging the youths to make use of Twitter and take the voice of the farmers to social media — have planted saplings at Singhu border.
They’ve additionally given a name to farmers who’re arriving to hitch the protest, to convey alongside at the least one sapling, and plant it on the protest spot the place they park their tractors.
Chatting with The Indian Express, Amandeep Singh Bains, one of many volunteers from Tractor2Twitter (@Tractor2twitr) mentioned that they’ve already planted 10 saplings at Singhu border as a symbolic gesture and work has begun to encourage farmers to do the identical.
“This agitation by farmers of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the central authorities, is historic in some ways. It’s a nice act of resistance and an ideal instance to indicate our coming generations that peaceable demonstrations are probably the most highly effective in a democracy. Our motive is to go away behind a legacy which lives eternally. In future, at any time when folks particularly youths ought to go from this web site, they need to see one thing which ought to remind them of the agitation which began from right here at Singhu border and the best way it bought scripted within the historical past of our nation. Singhu border is witness to a historic farmers agitation and it needs to be preserved ultimately,” mentioned Bains.
Ten saplings had been planted within the presence of aged farmers on the protest web site.
Bhavjit Singh, an IT skilled from Australia and co-founder of Tractor2Twitter, mentioned saplings being planted at Singhu border would change into ‘morche di nishaani’ (a logo within the reminiscence of the protest). “Reasonably than establishing any memorial or a concrete construction, we considered planting bushes as a result of nothing could be higher than a inexperienced memorial which might reside for many years to come back,” mentioned Bhavjit.
On the necessity to begin a platform like ‘Tractor2Twitter’ which raises the voice of farmers on Twitter, Bains mentioned, “In present occasions, Twitter is among the strongest on-line mediums and we considered making a Twitter account (@Tractor2twitr) the place youths can increase issues of the farmers. Presently our account has greater than 26,000 followers and day by day we put up a hashtag for farmers to observe.”