Bakti organises tree-planting programme

Feb 26, 2017
Rosmah (third from right) at the tree planting ceremony. Photo by Bernama

The prime minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor today participated in a programme to promote the conservation of nature, which saw the planting of fruit trees, in conjunction with ‘Retreat Kepimpinan (Rekep) Perdana Bakti 2017’ (Bakti Premier Leadership Retreat) in Bentong.

The initiative, known as Morning Recreation and Conservation of Environment Programme was held in the vicinity of the Umno Empowerment Training Institute in Janda Baik.

At the event, Rosmah, who is also president of Bakti (Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers), planted a ‘Musang King’ durian sapling.

The leadership retreat was attended by about 50 Bakti members and 300 student leaders from 20 public universities.

The participation of the student leaders was aimed at instilling in the next generation, an appreciation of the environment and to foster closer relationship between Bakti members and the students.

Besides durian, other trees planted were lime, rambutan, longan, mangosteen, ‘kelapa pandan’, ‘dokong’ and soursop.

The three-day leadership retreat ended today.-Bernama