On the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’ Bitwise Foundation collaborated with Vasundhara NGO for a ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ at Pashan Hill. Around 35 to 40 volunteers came together to participate in this initiative. Prior to the event quite a few visits were made to the location, where we had planted the saplings last year and we were happy with the way Vasundhara team had taken good care of the plants throughout the year. Seeing the positive results Bitwise Foundation sponsored 158 saplings to Vasundhara NGO for the initiative this year. It was really amazing to see many children accompany their parents for the plantation drive and they were actively helping the volunteers with their small but impressive efforts. Also, after the plantation the volunteers offered ‘Shramdaan’ (voluntary labour) by building as many contour bunding structures (watershed) at a distance away from the plantation location that would help retain rainwater and also solve the issues of watering the plants on the top of the hill throughout the year to a certain extent.
It’s a great initiative as my daughter got the opportunity to spend her weekend in the lap of Mother Nature and also learnt how to work in a team collaboratively. She enjoyed participating in the ‘Shramdaan’ segment the most as she got a chance to get her hands soaked in mud to create the contour structures.
Sr. Front Office Coordinator
Had a great time being part of this initiative, as it is one of my favorite initiative organized by Bitwise Foundation every year. Especially when we work in teams collaboratively to have maximum saplings planted on that day.
Manoj Patil (IT Infra)