In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Long before the dawn of modern environmental awareness and the stress on recycling, our forefathers developed the practice of eating off banana leaves. It is a timeless practice (1) ______ in every Vedic ritual. The Vedas refer to (2) ______ sacred properties of the banana plant, (3) ______ uniquely bears fruit without pollination, the fruits containing no (4) ______ . The plant thus (5) ______ fertility and plenty.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1.
Identify the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required, select No substitution. The shoebill stork can be recognise from its long legs and broad wings.