The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai launched a novel initiative of ‘student custodian’ for the trees planted in the office campus in connection the Nation-wide campaign on plantation and awareness on the eve of ICAR’s Foundation Day, the 16th July, 2021. Launching this intiative Dr. K.P. Jithendran, Director, ICAR-CIBA urged the staff and scholars on ‘green campus’, conservation of natural resources and ecosystem. He stressed upon to everyone to create awareness among the public to protect the plantations and enhance tree cover in their neighbourhood. The programme was organized with the theme, “Har Med Par Ped” as part of the “Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav” to commemorate 75 Years of India’s Independence. Tree saplings such as Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), Aththi (Ficus racemosa L), Naval (Syzygium cumini), Nelli (Phyllanthus emblica) and Sapota (Manilkara zapota) were planted at the institutional premises adhering COVID-19 guidelines.