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[Ambassador report] Free Report - Ghaf Tree

by Sainath Manikandan | 06-08-2019 16:03 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Why our treasured National Tree was chosen as the symbol for the Year of Tolerance?

The Ghaf tree was chosen as a symbol of the Year of Tolerance because of the great significance that the tree bears as an indigenous tree. It is associated with popular and environmental heritage. It is a symbol of the stability of the desert and a witness to old customs.

The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has given the Ghaf tree a great importance and has issued laws and regulations prohibiting the cutting of the Ghaf tree throughout the state. The majority of the community practiced most of their social behavior under the trees of Ghaf, as it was a focal point for gathering and diversity.

This was seen as a manifestation of communication and solidarity, and tribal meetings were held to discuss matters of their lives. According to some historians many leaders took council under the Ghaf tree to receive their citizens and listen to their demands directly.

SIGNIFYING STABILITY

Ghaf trees are a source of stability in the middle of the desert. Human settlements can often be found around them.

A SYMBOL OF GIVING

It is a symbol of generosity and sustainability. It is a source of food for humans, domesticated animals and wildlife alike.

THE SPIRIT OF COEXISTENCE

It can adapt and coexist with the arid desert environment.

A PLACE OF CONVERGING

Tribes came together around these trees to hold traditional meetings and discuss various issues.

 

Photo Source: Ministry of Finance (Twitter)

 

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6 Comments

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Sainath !

    I hope you are well today my fellow ambassador!

    It's amazing how the Gumtree has stood around to be resilient and to be a symbol of tolerance thank you for this wonderful report in in lightning us about how this tree has been a symbol for your Nation.

    Thank you so much for the effort that you have put in writing this report I enjoyed reading this so much and I hope to read more of your work in the coming future!

    Keep on holding the Fort Sainath !
    With gratitude,
    Ms Domingos
    Posted 12-08-2019 20:16

Dibya Bhatta

  • Dibya Bhatta says :
    keep wring the great reports!1 :)
    Posted 10-08-2019 18:48

Chitwan C

  • Chitwan C says :
    That??s a very informative report, thank you for your efforts!
    Posted 08-08-2019 12:52

Nishan kc

  • Nishan kc says :
    Hello Sainath,

    I have never heard about Ghaf tree and this is my first time I am reading about it. The tree is so beneficial.
    Thanks for your share.

    Cheers!!
    Posted 08-08-2019 01:41

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Sainath!

    I enjoyed reading your report as I've learnt so much about Ghaf tree. I didn't know that Ghaf tree is symbol of tolerance and stability. Neither had I known its great significance as an indigenous tree. The recent prohibition on cutting the Ghaf tree will not only preserve the cultural value it has but also biodiversity. I look forward to reading more reports from you : )

    Wonhee Mentor

    Posted 07-08-2019 20:32

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sainath

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Ghaf Tree. I didn't know about this tree before. This is an well written report.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 06-08-2019 20:39

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