2nd- Project , 03/18/2011 Elmwood Elementary School Clacksville, TN
After Mayor of Clarksville, Ms. Kim McMillan was informed about the YGG program. The Mayor became very interested in the program, invited Hatsanda’s father to meet with her and explain the project in more detail.
When Dr. Millatmal, Hatsanda ‘s father described the program and how it can help the city, the mayor, and the children; the mayor became very excited and wanted to do the project in a much larger scale involving many other children, public officials and the media, which required more time. Unfortunately, the family couldn’t wait that long, as they have to leave Tennessee back to Virginia in a week. Therefore, the family implemented the first project in Bristol Park community. A dozen of children from the community participated in the event and the community management staff helped implement the project.
However, within the same week, the mayor was requested to participate in a tree plantation program as the “The Guest of Honor” in Elmwood Elementary School, Clarksville, TN. As the mayor could not attend that program due to another engagement, she suggested Hatsanda to be invited as “The Guest of Honor” to represent her, the mayor. Therefore, the school contacted Hatsanda’s father and invited Hatsanda to the program to participate as “The Guest of Honor”, as advised by the Mayor, in the school tree plantation program to be held on March 18, 2011.
Hatsanda’s parents were shocked by the surprising news and the profound impact the program made on people so quickly. Though the family was leaving TN on the day of plantation; however, they accepted the invitation, went to the school and participated in the program.
As Hatsanda was very young, only two and half years old, her father offered the speech in her behalf , and explained the YGG program to the children at Elmwood Elementary School.
Hatsanda planted the first tree along with the school principal. It was a joyful moment for everyone, Hatsanda, her family and the school students. The principal give us two trees to take it with us to Virginia and plant them there. We brought those two trees and plant them in Alexandria Virginia.
In 2016, we contacted the school to check on Hatsanda’s tree. The school staff still remember the event and recognized Hatsanda’s tree and send us the following pictures from the tree.