The staffs of the Rice Research Institute of Iran celebrate the March 5th, National Tree Planting Day
March 5th has been marked as a national tree planting day in Iran, it is 15 days before the beginning of Nowruz, Iranian New Year, and it is meant to respect the earth and welcoming the beginning of spring. Iranians have always had a special interest in nature and this has made this day important among the people of our country.
Planting trees has been considered a sacred ritual in ancient Iran and has always been appreciated by Iranians from a long time ago. Today, Iranians plant young seedlings, flowers, and grass in parks and other suitable areas of the city they live in. Some environmentalists take part in collecting waste from mountains or forests to show respect for nature on this day.
The staffs of the Rice Research Institute of Iran celebrate the March 5th, National Tree Planting Day by planting some trees in the yard of RRII.
At the End of the ceremony, Dr. Hossieni, Director General of RRII stated that according to long-time Iranian history we appreciate nature by planting trees. Therefore, the staff of RRII organizes a special program yearly to participate in planting trees event to play their role in protecting and raise attention to save nature.