Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Street

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » October 16th, 2013, 11:58 pm

Our people have no sense. Plant annuals out side when come into flowering you will find so many plants missing.This is our nation.

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 17th, 2013, 12:03 am

Very right Umar sb.

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by newton » October 17th, 2013, 4:33 am

Amaltas tree

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as an Amaltas tree.

An Amaltas tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

An Amaltas tree that looks at heaven all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

An Amaltas tree that may in summer wear
A nest of bulbuls in her hair;

Upon whose bosom frost has lain;
Who intimately lives with sun, wind and rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only my Khudaa has made an Amaltas tree

Ifzaal

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by newton » October 17th, 2013, 5:58 am

Farhan Ahmed wrote:We have long way to go :-). We lack not only basic amenities but also civic sense as a nation.
UMARKHANMARDAN wrote:Our people have no sense. Plant annuals out side when come into flowering you will find so many plants missing.This is our nation.
Mustansir Billah wrote:Very right Umar sb.
Some powerfull yet passive emotions here, :cry: :cry: :cry: Hey what is this nonsense anyway ?? - Empowered ignorance, apathy or internalising of impossible happiness?? Here are some quotes to make one think.

“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.” - Empowered ignorance?

"Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really.... Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn't care as long as it's not personally inconvenienced." - Apathy?

"Stop thinking the grass is greener on the side. The grass is greener where you water it. STAY FOCUSED" Impossible happiness?

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Ifzal - "to every action there is a reaction"

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by jdashraf » October 17th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Ifzal Sb - while we cannot force govt to start with "best village of Pakistan" competition, we can start a small, like we can start to have clean and "green" environment in our houses, streets, colonies, office/ business areas, etc. I have seen people in my street encouraged by my little interest in gardening and have started to have few plants in their houses. In fact one lady from my street came to me other day with couple of plants saying that she was leaving for Lahore and that his son was not likely to take care of those plants and she wanted to gift those plants to me. She also informed me that she liked my interest in gardening and that she was very impressed with how I have kept my lawn etc.
So we may start with our own houses, streets, colonies, office/business areas, etc, people will start to join us, slowly but surely..
Gardening Pakistan is one example of such efforts .. I, for one, was motivated by this forum and every now and then we have a new gardening lover adding to our family ..
Keep it up, Gardening Pakistan and its members ..
Javed Ashraf.

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by M Farooq » October 17th, 2013, 11:32 pm

jdashraf wrote:Ifzal Sb - while we cannot force govt to start with "best village of Pakistan" competition, we can start a small, like we can start to have clean and "green" environment in our houses, streets, colonies, office/ business areas, etc. I have seen people in my street encouraged by my little interest in gardening and have started to have few plants in their houses. In fact one lady from my street came to me other day with couple of plants saying that she was leaving for Lahore and that his son was not likely to take care of those plants and she wanted to gift those plants to me. She also informed me that she liked my interest in gardening and that she was very impressed with how I have kept my lawn etc.
So we may start with our own houses, streets, colonies, office/business areas, etc, people will start to join us, slowly but surely..
Gardening Pakistan is one example of such efforts .. I, for one, was motivated by this forum and every now and then we have a new gardening lover adding to our family ..
Keep it up, Gardening Pakistan and its members ..
Javed sb, you have said a remarkable thing. Start good things on your own and little steps count.

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by newton » October 18th, 2013, 4:22 am

Javed sahib that is exactly how it works in practise, when one improves ones garden or street outside others slowly but surely follow. With us Pakistanis its a well known trait anyway as we almost always follow one another.

Secondly when the environment around is improved by the community, social problems of graffiti, vandalism and crime are genuinely minimised. People take pride and visitors/travellers respect and appreciate it (generally)

Thirdly when a small area or district like this is improved, in particular the streets outside, the property value and residential desirability increases bringing with it real tangible economic and social benefits. People often buy up the worst, cheapest house on the street and improve it thus slowly but surely removing the anti social element.

If ever you pass a house and street to namaz/wedding and your clothes/shoes get filth or sewage you would blame the residents regardless of how nice their house or content be, however if you pass through a street then surely you wont curse but blessings instead if its clean dry and lined with amaltas trees.

As they say in Punjabi "puy puy sey thlaa ban jahta hey" Ou governments and administrators in Pakistan dont have the resources like in the uk for many social needs least of all beautification of the streets. little projects like yours which are important in their own right are noted and appreciated far more than perhaps you are made aware. (very often us Pakistanis are quick to criticize but slow to give credit)

Regards
Ifzaal

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by Munir » October 18th, 2013, 10:10 am

Newton, there can't be any disagreement with you,on the spirit of espousing this cause.We all can contribute our bit by putting up the best - of course within means,for people to see. Slowly & gradually some will surely start to pick up.
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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by Farhan Ahmed » October 18th, 2013, 10:19 am

Idealism Vs Realism :P

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Re: Beautiful Amaltas (Cassia fistula) flowering in my Stree

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » October 18th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Ha ha ha Ifzal sb i am planting annuals on the road side for so many years.So many are missed & i plat new one thinking Akher kitne pude le jaen ge. But even then it hurts me. I bring seedlings from Islamabad & plant them. The other day you see some are missing.The same problem is at Islamabad.Every time i plant some annuals the very next week some are missing so the strong emotions are natural my dear.But still i keep on planting annuals Akher kitne chra ke leke jaen ge.

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