Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the Gandhi Peace Garden on September 26 during his visit to New York, sources said.
Some 150 trees will be planted in the garden to represent the different states in the US in an event that celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
A variety of trees from flowering to evergreen ones will be planted in September at an open site within the 600-acre campus of the State University of New York’s Old Westbury campus.
Ahead of the event, the SUNY-OW, Shanti Fund and the Consulate General of India in New York, have begun inviting people to participate by adopting trees to be planted in the campus, in the memory of their loved ones or as a symbol of love and affection.
The Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty has already adopted a tree in the memory of his parents and there is talk of the event getting interest from even Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher.