“Forests are the lungs of Mother Nature, death of forests is the end of our life”. The student volunteers of NSS and YRC unit of Maratha Mandal’s NGH institute of Dental Sciences and Research Center took up an initiative called “ Taru Nirmiti Abhiyaan” – A seed ball initiative, which aims to replenish the green belts lost due to deforestation. Our student volunteers enthusiastically participated by making around 1300 seed balls in month of march/April. Each ball consists of different varieties of seeds mixed with soil, ash/neem powder and cow dung powder. On 31st of August 2023, these balls were thrown in jamboti khanapur stretch, where they will germinate and grow to form trees. Students also collected the trash that was thrown in forest area and carried out swachata Abhiyaan. The event was participate by total of 26 student volunteers and also by NSS and YRC committee staff members Dr Ramya Pai, Dr Umesh Bhosle, Dr Sachita Naik, Dr Anuradha Bandiwadekar, Dr Kishor. This initiative is inspired and guided by renowned environmentalist Mrs Bharati Hardi, also with constant support from our president Dr Rajshree Nagraju and Principal Dr Ramakant Nayak.