11:36 AM 8th November 2020
Sikh Tree Planting Took To Facebook Live
The planting of a tree in Roundhay Park to commemorate the birth date of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
The planting of a tree in Roundhay Park to commemorate the birth date of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was broadcast live on Facebook, ahead of the other 550 trees planting date, now postponed due to the new COVID-19 Lockdown.
The ceremony brought a small crowd of people - all spaced apart from one another - to witness the planting.
Leeds City Council planted the tree, and members of the Sikh Community took turns pouring soil onto the foot of the tree as a sign of respect and blessings.
A spokesman for the ceremony on the Facebook live video said: “The location (of the tree) is just off Mansion Lane.
“We welcome you to come and visit, and we will be getting in touch about the planting of the 550 trees very shortly.”
He added: “The just giving page has just a little more to go so please keep giving your donations, and we can meet the target and do the full project.”
On the Guru Nanak Woodlands Leeds Facebook page, the group left this message:
“Due to COVID-19 and Lockdown 2 we are having to postpone the ‘Bring A Spade Day’ event (originally scheduled for 21st November) until further notice.
“We are doing everything possible in our power to ensure a safe event in the very near future!
“We are so close to hitting the target and this does give us time to reach it. We thank you for your continuous support and as soon as we have a date approved by Leeds City Council, you will be the first to know!
“Please continue donating via Justgiving and we hope you remain safe and healthy through this second lockdown.”