"The exhibition was started 10 years ago when I became a trustee, says Shaina adding, "I asked Salman to inaugurate it because he and his family love nature. Their Panvel farmhouse is nature at its best -- it's a profusion of beautiful colours and vegetables. Salman is a really good human being.
I hadn't expected him to readily agree but the moment I asked him if he could do it, he immediately said yes. Salman and his dad Salim uncle take care by looking after their garden. Last year, when I Love Mumbai had given 1000 saplings they had planted them at their farmhouse and Panvel. It's amazing how they take care of their plants!"
Shaina adds that the green exhibition in ILM is a part of an initiative started by her father 20 years ago. "Now we try to have it at least twice a year. ILM is about keeping Mumbai clean and green. In this way, we can contribute our bit towards combating global warming.
After the exhibition, we will have another green event where we will distribute two lakh saplings across 33 centres in Mumbai. Our exhibition has various types of plants -- including medicinal plants. People from all over including hospital and school folk pick up plants. Some are give free to the needy and some at a price to those who can buy. I Love Mumbai is a non-profit making NGO."
Animal lover salman khan also has a green thumb. He will be inaugurating Shaina NC and her father Nana Chudasama's NGO I Love Mumbai's plant exhibition at Islam Gymkhana, Marine Drive, on January 7.