GREEN FINGERS

Ram Singh Hundal motivates others to indulge in gardening

Wheelchair-bound 76-year-old Ram Singh Hundal loves to stay in ‘green company’

Ram Singh Hundal motivates others to indulge in gardening

Ram Singh Hundal sits near his companions and sums up what role do these plants play in his life in one line: Eh mainu khushi dinde hai, meri jaan enna vich vasdi hai. Sarabjit Singh

Aakanksha N Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 13

For 76-year-old Ram Singh Hundal, the plants at his home are his ‘zindagi’ as he loves to call them. Hundal is a great admirer and an ardent fan of gardening. Such is his love for the plants that he even motivated others in his life to indulge in gardening.

Some years ago, Hundal, a postgraduate in horticulture, suffered a paralysis attack, and since then he is wheelchair bound. But even at this condition and age, Hundal doesn’t forget to sit near his companions, i.e., plants and flowers. He retired as Chief Manager from IIFCO, Hyderabad.

Satinder Hundal (68), his wife, said everyday he insists her to take him near to the greens. “He can sit there every time. I never had this inclination towards gardening, but when it was only last year, I started doing this work too, as I wanted to help my husband in maintaining the area,” she said. “Ohna di te jaan vasdi e, enna vich’, Satinder said. “His health has improved because of these greens,” she adds. Now she has also developed interest and she brought around 250 plants of various varieties this year.

Front garden at Hundal’s home is so mesmerising. There are several perennial plants, night flowering jasmine, roses, plumeria alba, bamboo, ixora etc in the house making the environment serene and attractive.

“People tell him that he has green fingers. Wherever he goes, he gives everyone motivation to grow plants and often provides saplings. I have seen him giving plants to around 10-15 households near our home and prompted them to contribute to mother nature,” said Hundal’s wife.

Ram Singh Hundal sums up what role do these plants play in his life in one line: “Eh mainu khushi dinde hai, meri jaan enna vich vasdi hai”.

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