No more ice bucket: Superstar Mammootty begins 'My Tree Challenge'
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 12:40
My Tree Challenge (MTC), started in Kerala (India) is now going global, with the South Indian superstar Mammootty bringing the initiative to the UAE.
Mammootty planted a tamarind tree in the premises of Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, on Tuesday evening.
“This is the first international launch of ‘plant a tree’ challenge that I have taken up in India. It is not a challenge, rather a request to accept the challenge of planting more trees. The idea has been in other states like Tamil Nadu where the school students are challenged by superstar Vijaya to plant 25,000 trees.
“Here in Dubai, a green city, the officials at the Grand Hyatt Hotel offered me a challenge to plant a tree, which I completed now. I am happy that the idea has been accepted outside India and more trees will be planted all over the world,” Mammootty said.
Planting a sapling he challenged other star to take up the cause (an idea developed from ALS Ice Bucket Challenge).
Mammootty, nick named as Mammootree, due to the growing popularity of My Tree challenge, had earlier challenged Tamil superstars Vijay, Suriya and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to plant a tree to make the world greener and a better place to live.
The campaign has been spreading like wildfire with schools, colleges and Universities accepting the challenge.
While Shah Rukh is yet to take up the challenge, Vijay and Surya have already completed the tree challenge.
Surya completed the "My Tree Challenge" posed by Megastar Mammootty to him. Now Suriya challenges Aamir Khan, Mahesh Babu, Sudeep and their fans to take up this challenge and be a part in this wonderfull course.