- Blood Donation Drive January 27, 2020
Our bi-annual blood donation drive held on 24th Jan, had 141 Bitwisers from all three of our facilities come forward to donate blood. At World, we had Acharya Anandrishiji Poona Blood Bank, organizing the camp where we had 60 volunteers donating blood. This blood bank mostly provides for patients detected with Thalassemia, and also to those below poverty live. Armed Forces Medical College organized the donation camp at Terra Tower, and 81 volunteers donated blood. The blood collected from this drive is provided to armed forces and their families that are admitted in the Command Hospital.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Kite Flying Activity at DoorStep Schools January 27, 2020
At an open patch near at Equilife Homes, Mahalunge construction site, we took along approximately 10 children from The DoorStep School, to celebrate Makar Sankrant by taking part in the popular ritual of kite flying. Some of the Bitwisers, well versed with the necessary skills, helped impart them. The children were thrilled as they aimed as high as possible to reach new horizons (whenever the wind favored them)! Post all this excitement, we proceeded to go back to their school to spend quality time with all the children, and finally the tilachya wadya were brought out. What made this event special was the presence of three of our founders who visited the school and even partook in the kite flying activity.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Cricket Tournament with Vanasthali December 31, 2019
Last Sunday of the year, 29th December 2019, brought out the Virat’s and Dhoni’s in 35 children from one of our partner NGOs, Vanasthali as they played two friendly matches of 12 overs. The warm up game was played within themselves. In the second match, we had players from Champions and Doomsters who joined in happily. They coached, helped strategize the play and cheered them on.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Painting a Shed with SwaCH December 20, 2019
14th December was a ‘chill’ Saturday morning – temperature-wise and activity-wise. Nearly 15 Bitwisers came together – some with their children, some with their spouses to Paint a Shed for one of our partner NGOs, SwaCH. The activity helped turn a regular plastic collection center into a vibrant place to work at, for SwaCH Workers. The shed was painted in their distinguished Quilt pattern that symbolizes recycling – the very core of the work they do. Afterwards, we had an impromptu awareness session by one of the SwaCH workers, and ended with us chatting with some more workers and the PMC Officials working at that shed, who expressed their happiness with the colorful outcome.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Heritage Week Celebration with Vanasthali November 26, 2019
UNESCO celebrates the World Heritage Week from 19th – 25th November across countries. This year, along with our Partner NGO – Vanasthali, we took along 51 young minds to some of the prominent heritage sites of Pune on 22nd November 2019. We began the day at Aga Khan Palace, to learn about the palace’s close links to the Indian freedom movement – For two years Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, his secretary Mahadev Desai and Sarojini Naidu, were imprisoned here, and this was followed by the launch of the Quit India Movement. We then proceeded to Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum to admire this single owner collection of around 15,000 objects in the heart of the city, Shukrawar Peth. We ended our day at the Light & Sound show explaining the Peshwa history at Shaniwar Wada.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Breast Cancer Awareness Session November 25, 2019
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to observe this, we at Bitwise Foundation organized for an awareness drive for all our women Bitwisers. Breast cancer accounts for 25% to 32% of all female cancers in all these cities and almost 48% patients are below 50 years of age! On learning this, we invited Pune’s leading Gynecologist & Obstetrician, Dr. Vaishali Biniwale, to talk about the various genital cancers affecting women, its signs & symptoms, self-examination techniques, tests and management etc. Nearly 260 Women attended the session, proudly wearing the pink ribbon expressing moral support for women with breast cancer.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Children’s Day Celebration @ Center for Special Education November 20, 2019
14th November, Children’s Day, brought out the child in our volunteers who visited our Partner NGO, Centre for Special Education, where they joyfully played along, enjoyed a storytelling session and a magic show. We even had one of the children sing to us in her melodious voice, while the other children slowly but enthusiastically joined in. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and the volunteers too had a fulfilling experience.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Chart making activity for Doorstep School November 11, 2019
Bearing in mind that no work is too small or big, 39 Bitwisers got together to help our Partner NGO – Doorstep School to cut 20,000 charts to make into sets and cover study books. This study material was created for teachers to use at the schools adopted by Doorstep School that run programs for children of families employed at construction sites, brick-kilns and children of communities engaged in their traditional occupations such as street performers, artisans etc. Sometimes a task that may seem inconsequential, has a rather large impact on you – was the reflection a Bitwiser had, who participated in the event.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Diwali Celebration @ Spandan Care Center October 29, 2019
This year, Bitwise Foundation not only spread the festive cheer among children of all ages, we extended this to the Seniors at our Partner NGO, Spandan Care Center. On 24th October, a few of us earned some Aashirwad points by bringing a smile to the faces of 70yr old Ajjis & Ajobas by starting the Diwali celebrations with them. We lit up the center with the Diyas painted by children from our Partner NGOs (The Doorstep School), designed a rangoli at the center and put up the traditional lantern to mark the beginning of festival of lights. A few residents broke into an impromptu jig as we sung together some retro 70s tunes. We were glad to have managed to bring some festive cheer to all the folks there!(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Diwali Celebration @ Aapli Mule, Aurangabad October 25, 2019
Over the last few months, we have been running the ‘Sponsor a Child’ campaign along with Sree Sai Gramin Punarrachna Sanstha, Aurangabad. So, with the advent of Diwali, we at Bitwise Foundation decided to celebrate with our newly adopted NGO. The students were just as excited to meet us Bitwisers as we were to meet them. On 19th October 2019, Saturday, we travelled to Aurangabad for a meet and greet with nearly 250 children. We organized a Diya Painting activity for them, and carried along Diwali Faral but the celebration felt complete when the children gifted us beautiful Diwali Greetings Cards they had made themselves. It was a warm and fun beginning to the festivities.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Painting of Diyas @ Doorstep School October 22, 2019
15th October 2019, Bitwise Foundation began its Diwali Festivities by Painting Diyas along with the children of our Partner NGO, The Doorstep School. Bitwisers came back with colorful hands and joy in their hearts, as they were gifted paper diyas that the children had made themselves. Photos below reflect this engagement activity brought as much fulfillment to the volunteers as the children.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Joy of Giving October 16, 2019
Joy of Giving was possibly, the largest Volunteer-driven Bitwise Foundation Event!
Nearly 100 Bitwisers got together from three facilities, World, NextGen & TerraTower, to partake in this funfair with a social cause! The excitement had started a few weeks before as teams planned the food and games they would be putting up. 10 such stalls at each facility were finally put up, a sense of comradery ran high with Bitwisers helping each other’s teams. Overnight the venue was changed into a vibrant and lively place with colorful decorations – the place looked so captivating! The in-house Bitwise Band, 404, pumped up the energy a notch higher. It was an incredible experience, as we surpassed the expectations of the funds we had calculated to raise. Kudos to the team spirit, Kudos to being Bitwisers!(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Painting a Govt. School Classroom September 24, 2019
On 21st Sept, Saturday, from 7.30am, armed with brushes and paints and limitless enthusiasm, 24 Bitwisers painted an entire classroom at a PMC School in Pashan, up until 5pm. The preparation of the activity had started over two weeks ago with scrapping – whitewashing – base painting the classroom, followed by the team getting their artistic minds together to create stencils and artwork that matched the Std. 7th syllabus. Below are a few glimpses of the team working tirelessly to bring the classroom to life with their vibrant and colorful designs.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Exposure Visit @ Bitwise World September 16, 2019
On the 10th Sept, we had 16 bright minds from the Doorstep School, an NGO we have been partnering with for a long time now – visit Bitwise World for an Exposure Visit. This was an attempt to reach out and help with the overall development of the children by exposing them to office culture, introducing them to the IT World and the typical profiles in an office set up, providing them information on digitization thus pushing their aspirations a notch higher.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Western Maharashtra Flood Relief Activity September 3, 2019
Majority of Western Maharashtra – Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts, have been adversely affected with the heavy rains in mid-August. A group of Bitwisers, acting from their value of Compassion took it upon themselves to tackle this problem. Through Bitwise Foundation, they raised awareness by running a relief collection activity and traveled to the affected village of Herwad (in Shirol Tehsil, Kolhapur district) to personally handover the collected items to those in need. In total, 187 kg of Groceries, 338 units of Essential Items and 12 big Gunny bags of Clothes were collected in just 2 days, which helped 30 families. This shows what a small group with good intentions can achieve! Kudos to these Bitwisers!(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Eco Friendly Ganesha Idol making Workshop August 26, 2019
With only a week to go, to gorge onto everyone’s favorite ukdiche modaks with tup — here is a look at how Bitwisers spent Thursday, August 22, 2019. Bearing in mind the environment, over 30 Bitwisers consciously chose to make murtis with shaadu maati, using a mould, few tools and some guidance from Spark Foundation team. These intricate idols – 100% eco-friendly as even the paint used was natural pigments – easily dissolve in a bucket of water and can even be used to water plants.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Rakhi-making Workshop @ Doorstep School August 13, 2019
On the morning of 9th August, Bitwise Foundation in collaboration with Doorstep Schools, set out to organize a Rakhi workshop for the children of construction workers. The workshop was held at Castel Royal Towers, Range Hills where Bitwisers came together to interact and make Rakhis with the children, aged 6-14years. The event was a great blend of fun and learning as we all felt a multitude of emotions and shared wonderful memories.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Pledge your tribute to the Indian Army August 6, 2019
As Independence Day is around the corner, the Bitwise family decided that we owe our humble respect and gratitude to the real heroes of the nation. Therefore, on 2nd August, around 60 Bitwisers took the initiative to send out Thank You wishes and prayers in the form of Cards & Letters to our Indian army. Seva Sahayog team had set up stalls to sell rakhis and other gift, all made by women from marginalized backgrounds. Since both the auspicious events – Raksha Bandhan & Independence Day – lie on the same date, a lot of Bitwisers sent Rakhis bought from these stalls to our protectors at the line.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- NIO Vision Marathon 2019 August 2, 2019
On the 21st of July 2019, at 5 o’clock in the morning, our fellow Bitwisers geared up and put on their running shoes to participate for the fourth year in the ‘NIO Vision Marathon’. The aim of the run was to spread awareness about avoidable blindness and the importance of measures one can take for the same. With a top-notch stamina and inexorable spirits about 40 Bitwisers ran 5km, 10km and 21 km distances. The highlight, however, was the participation of nearly 30 visually impaired children who, along with fellow Bitwisers, ran the buddy marathon (2kms) to break the world record for the largest blindfolded run. This exemplifies the fact that if you are resolute to complete the goal, the distance is just a number.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Blood Donation Drive 2019! July 10, 2019
On 14th June, ‘World Blood Donor Day’, the Bitwise Foundation held a blood donation campaign, in collaboration with Acharya Anandrishiji Poona Blood Bank, as a part of our pre annual day activity. This deed of kindness and generosity revolved around one of the Bitwise’s core value, ‘Compassion’. We were thrilled to have 160 Bitwisers this year who stepped up for the selfless cause and presented themselves as the true bearers of the Bitwise value.
The blood donation drive was a perfect way to celebrate ‘World Blood Donor Day.’ Donating blood was an immensely gratifying experience for me and knowing that someone out there is going to benefit from my contribution was very comforting. Helping out others just has a different kind of satisfaction attached to it, I would love to do it every year from now.
Sr. Systems Executive (IT Infrastructure)
Every blood donation can save 3-4 lives. Once I read this, I knew I had a responsibility to fulfill. The donation camp was very well organized, the set up was hygienic, the blood bank staff was reassuring and finally proper nourishment was provided post the donation. Thank you to the Bitwise Foundation team for having given me the opportunity to help in this a noble deed.
Programmer(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Seva Sahayog School Kit Assembly 2019! June 24, 2019
Keeping up with the tradition, the Bitwise Foundation participated in yet another Seva Sahayog’s “School kit Assembly session”. Seva Sahayog is a Foundation that aims at enriching the lives of poor children by providing them with basic school supplies and every year Bitwisers volunteer to team up with them and participate in this event. Children coming from economically weak backgrounds are provided with basic supplies like pencils, crayons, notebooks, bags and colouring books. As volunteers, we help out the Seva Sahayog team in assembling and assorting all of these supplies in a neat package to be given away. This year, around 20 volunteers from Bitwise got together and assembled various supplies and set up school kits along with the Seva Sahayog team. It was a heartwarming experience for the Bitwisers to help out the kids who lack the means to support their aspirations and achieve their dreams. Our team was fortunate to get a chance to spread happiness amongst these children and give a token of encouragement to their pursuit of education.
“It was my first time experience with the Seva Sahayog’s School Kit Assembly event. Sometimes a small good deed can bring about a smile as well as hope in someone’s life and I have done the same thing by giving my time for such a great cause. The Seva Sahayog team is doing a great job to meet the educational needs of the needy children and help them make their future shine. I am grateful to Bitwise Foundation for making me a part of this great initiative.”
I would like to thank ‘Bitwise Foundation’ for giving me an opportunity to connect with ‘Seva Sahayog Foundation’. Seeing the new and colourful story books, school bags and drawing books made me nostalgic about my school days. I feel glad to be a part of this great gesture and contribute to our nation’s promising future.
Tejashri T Bhilare
Systems Analyst(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Paani Foundation—Water Cup Initiative! May 14, 2019
Bitwise Foundation collaborated with the Paani Foundation to participate in the people’s movement to fight drought in the villages of Maharashtra. Around 45 Bitwise Foundation volunteers offered Shramdaan (voluntary labour) at Chilewadi village in Koregaon taluka, Satara district on 4th May, 2019. We as a team through our collaborative efforts were able to create five huge CCT (Continuous Contour Trenches) and lend villagers a hand in building maximum watershed structures that would help them to find solutions to their water problems this year. We also realized that our efforts would help them to save upon the expenses made on the water tankers due to the water scarcity in their village. We were highly motivated to see the hard work and determination of each villager who, despite all odds and challenges stood strong, this encouraged our team to go that extra mile and create as many CCT for them on that day. Kudos to the Bitwise Foundation volunteers
I want to congratulate ‘Paani Foundation Team’ for really proving that if we build a coalition together nothing is beyond reach. I worked hand in hand with the villagers and learned that the best philanthropy is to empower people to solve their own problems and also provide your own contribution. I hope this movement brings prosperity to all the drought prone villages soon. Big thanks to ‘Bitwise Foundation Team’ for providing this valuable opportunity to me.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. We had gone to Satara district to experience it first hand to give a bit but actually ended up taking away a lot… The scorching sun, hard labor was nothing when we started working together. And yes collaboratively we achieved a small bit of this big battle against drought. Thankyou Bitwise Foundation for giving me this opportunity.
Tejashri T Bhilare
Systems Analyst(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Fulfill A Wish! December 24, 2018
Like every year, we shortlisted a few sites for our Christmas wishes event, where a Bitwiser opts to fulfill a wish of an underprivileged child and makes their wishes come true. We shortlisted a few new construction sites, street children sites this year and in total we gathered 110 wishes of the children. The children requested different wishes like a school bag, tiffin box, toy car and animal story book etc. The Bitwisers loved clicking on the wishes uploaded on our internal Bitwise platform. In a short span of 30 mins all wishes were fulfilled. All those who clicked on the child’s wish wrapped the gift and placed it near the Christmas tree in their respective facility cafeteria. We formed three teams and decided to distribute all the gifts with our volunteers on the four sites on the same day. Receiving the gifts the children were really happy and eagerly waiting to unwrap their gift. After the distribution we distributed the refreshments (cake pieces, frooti) and had christmas party with the children. Thanks to all Bitwisers who showed an amazing response and helped Bitwise Foundation to fulfill the wishes of the 110 underprivileged children through their contribution.
Thankyou Bitwise Foundation for giving me an opportunity to bring smile on the faces of these young minds. It was a great moment for all volunteers to handover the gifts that the children had wished for. Looking forward to many more such activities in the future.
Every year I celebrate Christmas with my friends, so I decided to make this years celebration a bit different by sponsoring a few students wishes and supporting Bitwise Foundation in their ‘FulFill A Wish’ initiative. It was a great feeling to meet these students, interact with them and also to see their excitement, as they received the gifts. Thankyou Bitwise Foundation for making my Christmas so special.
Programmer Analyst(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Celebration At Centre For Special Education ! December 10, 2018
Bitwise Foundation team got together for a celebration at Centre For Special Education (CSE) like every year. To make this event really special for these kids, we decided to have the puppet show with the animal story that the children loved watching. Since Christmas was round the corner we decided to have the puppeteers team member dressed as a Santa Claus. The children got excited seeing the Santa Claus and they all loved interacting, shaking hands with the Santa. We also asked the Santa to distribute the chocolates and crayon boxes that the volunteers had arranged. Towards the end, the refreshments arranged by Bitwise Foundation was distributed to the CSE students, teachers and the volunteers present there. It was a really a special moment for all of us, when we saw the smiling faces of the children.
Children love stories of animals with a moral as they easily relate to such enactments. Especially the puppet show is a favourite of all the ‘Centre For Special Education’ (CSE) students. Thanks Bitwise Foundation for this wonderful opportunity as it helped me learn a lot from these youngs minds on how to be happy in all situations.
Thanks Bitwise Foundation for arranging such events. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to contribute and share my time with the kids, and people who are actually in need of service. This celebration with ‘Centre For Special Education’ (CSE) students was really touching and inspirational. The arrangement and planning of the event was ‘spot on’ the highlight being the puppet show and the kids being really agreeable on enjoying and sharing their time with us. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience is still driving me forward in my life.
Consultant(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Diwali Celebration At Spandan Care Center November 27, 2018
Diwali is a time for celebration where we come together to light a spark in the lives of our near and dear ones. This year our Bitwise Foundation volunteers had celebrated Diwali at the Spandan Care Center. Our team of volunteers decorated the center beautifully with paper lanterns, paper wall hangings and diyas. Few of the volunteers made beautiful and colourful rangolis at the Spandan entrance using natural materials like flower petals to create the rangoli. Seeing our efforts and gestures the patients were really happy and it also made them feel really special. The patients loved interacting with each one of us and also a few of them shared their past Diwali memories during their conversation with us. The best part of the celebration was to see their excited faces when our volunteers lighted the sparklers and fireworks. The patients also relished the ‘Diwali Faral’ arranged by Bitwise Foundation. Cheers to Bitwise Foundation Volunteers:)
It was my first visit to ‘Spandan Care Centre’. Had heard a lot about the patients from my colleagues. When I met them they were so happy and excited to meet us. They loved sharing their memories and stories related to Diwali with us. Thankyou Bitwise Foundation for this wonderful opportunity. I feel we should meet the patients more frequently and give more time as this would really make them happy.
Manager – Process Excellence
This Diwali was really special for me, as I started the celebration by being part of this great initiative. I joined my team for the ‘Diwali Celebration’ at Spandan, what I saw was that the Bitwise Foundation volunteers and the patients shared a great bonding. I too feel, we should plan more such visits frequently. Thanks Bitwise Foundation:)
General Manager – IT Infrastructure(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- International Day Of Older Persons Celebration At Spandan October 15, 2018
Bitwise Foundation volunteers celebrated the ‘International Day Of Older Persons’ at Spandan Care Center. As this was our third year of celebration, we made it really special and different. We started the session with an interaction with all patients, where the volunteers gave the patients an opportunity to express themselves and create a great bonding with us. To help them do something new out of their routine, we had a djembe session organized by one of our Bitwise volunteer. The patients really loved the djembe drums and also a few of them tried playing the beats of their choice. While the other patients sang a few folk songs of their era. To make the day more exciting, we surprised them with a birthday celebration by having a common birthday cake-cutting done for all the patients. They relished the cake and also blessed our team for our kind gesture. We also distributed the refreshments organized by Bitwise Foundation to all members. Cheers to the volunteering team
It was an amazing event! The happy faces of the patients made my day. Thanks Bitwise Foundation for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
I love communicating with the Spandan patients, as every visit teaches me how to take life positively and live in the present. They really look forward to our volunteering team and are very excited to participate in the activities that we plan for them. Thanks Bitwise Foundation in helping us leave a positive impression on so many lives.
Programmer(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Nirmalya Collection 2018! October 3, 2018
Bitwise Foundation had collaborated with SWaCH Cooperative Society for the ‘Nirmalya Collection Initiative’ this Ganapati festive season. Our team of Bitwise Foundation volunteers opted to support the SWaCH team by educating the people on the ghats about alternative eco-friendly methods and also encourage them to handover the nirmalya to our team. As this was our third year of volunteering for this initiative, our volunteers were able to encourage a lot of people to immerse their POP Ganapati idols in the artificial tanks created on the ghats and prevent the water bodies from getting polluted.
We must focus on initiatives that can reduce negative impacts on our environment and thanks to Bitwise Foundation for giving us the platform to do our bit towards the environment. This was my first experience being part of the ‘Nirmalya Collection Project’, I realized the importance of educating and encouraging the people on the ghats to handover the Nirmalya and immerse their POP Ganapati idols in the artificial water tanks to protect our water bodies from getting polluted.
This was my first time experience volunteering for a Bitwise Foundation initiative. Had a great time encouraging the people on the ghats to use eco-friendly ways for the Ganapati Visarjan this year. Look forward to participate in more such events in the future.
HR Consultant(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Eco-Friendly Ganapati Idol Making Workshop September 15, 2018
Bitwise Foundation in collaboration with ‘Heart For Art’ NGO and ‘eCOexist’ organized an Idol making workshop to encourage Bitwisers to worship eco-friendly Ganapati idols this festive season. The workshop was conducted by a renowed sculptor from Pen Maharashtra, Sri Shrikant Deodhar, who made the process of sculpting really simplified and interesting for the participants. Around 10 Bitwisers along with their family members participated in the workshop. It was a great experience to see the family members excited and actively involved in sculpting the idols. A few participants opted to create the idols without using the molds, while the others decided to use the molds to create the basic structure of the Ganapati using natural clay. The entire workshop was so engaging that the Bitwisers have requested to conduct more workshops in the near future.
The thirst to do something innovative every year is what motivated me to participate in the eco-friendly Ganapati idol making workshop. It was a great experience learning to sculpt our own Ganapati idols using natural clay. I look forward to participate in more such activities that helps us to become nature lovers.
Sr. Front Office Coordinator
I loved participating in the workshop, as it gave me an opportunity to collaborate with my sister and create an eco-friendly Ganapati idol for my home using natural clay. As we both are art lovers, we took the challenge to create the idol without using molds. We would like to thank Shrikant Sir for guiding us and giving us tips on how to create the Ganapati idol as per our imagination. Thanks Bitwise Foundation for making my Ganapati festival a memorable one.
It was a great experience being part of this workshop. It was the first time, I tried sculpting and that too with family. Thank you Bitwise Foundation for organizing such a wonderful event. We should do more workshops in the near future.
I was looking for few Ganapati Idol making workshop near my residence, when I came to know that Bitwise Foundation will be arranging a workshop in the office, I was really happy. Bitwise encouraged our family members to participate with us in this activity. Together we managed to create a perfect, eco-friendly Ganapati idol. Later we painted it and even performed puja. Thank you Bitwise Foundation for arranging this wonderful workshop!
Test Analyst(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Independence Day Celebration! August 20, 2018
Bitwise Foundation celebrated this year’s Independence Day with a few of our NGO partners (Doorstep School & Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Kirkee). Having the two initiatives planned on the same day, our volunteers decided to split themselves in two teams. One group visited the construction site at Balewadi, where they teamed with the ‘Doorstep School’ construction site coordinator. On that day the Bitwise Foundation volunteers, Doorstep coordinators, parents and the children hoisted the national flag and sang the national anthem together. Towards the end of the event our volunteers educated all present their about Swaachh Bharat and how through each ones efforts together they can make a difference. Simultaneously, our other team of volunteers visited the ‘Paraplegic Centre, Kirkee (PRC)’ where they were part of the celebration planned by PRC. Our volunteers were really excited to experience the Independence Day celebration with the Ex- Army officials. The surprise element of the celebration was the basketball match played by the Paraplegic teams that everyone present there enjoyed. We look forward to more volunteers being part of such celebrations.
It was an amazing experience to celebrate this Independence Day with the ‘Doorstep School’ construction site children. The children were really excited to share their experiences about ‘Swaachh Bharat’ and they also took a pledge to keep their surroundings clean.
I was really excited to celebrate this Independence Day with the Ex– Army officials and also witness the flag hoisting ceremony. We really enjoyed the basketball match played by the Paraplegic teams. I look forward to participate in more such events.
Programmer Analyst(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- NIO Vision Marathon 2018! July 27, 2018
It was a great experience for Bitwise Foundation team to be part of the ‘NIO Vision Marathon’ 2018, especially participating in the largest blindfolded buddy run where our volunteers teamed up with the visually impaired students and Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Kirkee participants to encourage them & make all participants aware about the importance of eyesight and how simple measures and precautions can help us prevent avoidable blindness. This marathon has taught us to be socially responsible towards our co-members in society who need our help and time. Also, it has taught us how our physical challenges should not stop us from achieving our goals in life. We would like to thank each Bitwise participant who contributed their bit towards this cause.
It was my first experience of participating in a marathon. It was an awesome feeling to run for a cause!!!
Being part of the ‘NIO Vision Marathon’ was a memorable experience for my son. I enjoyed completing the 3km run in such a short span of time, as my son was really excited to reach the finishing line and he kept motivating me as well. Look forward to be part of more such events in the future.
Assistant Manager HR(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Distribution Of 110 Uniforms At NFBM Jagriti School July 16, 2018
It was a moment of happiness for our Bitwise Foundation volunteers when we met the ‘NFBM Jagriti School students’ for the distribution of the 110 school uniforms. The NFBM Jagriti students who gathered on that day welcomed us with a melodious song. Prior to the uniform distribution our team of Bitwise Foundation volunteers planned a few interactive session with the students during their computer classes in which they too were involved. As soon as we started the uniform distribution each student was eagerly waiting for their turn to come and receive the uniform from us . We would like to Thank all Bitwisers who made their valuable contribution in making the ‘Fundraiser Activity’ a success and helping us bring a smile on each child’s face.(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Blood Donation Drive 2018! July 7, 2018
Bitwise Foundation collaborated with ‘Acharya Anandrishiji Pune Blood Bank’ for the ‘Blood Donation Drive’ in the last week of June. We had organized the camps at two Bitwise offices so, that all interested Bitwisers could make their contribution towards this noble cause. To make sure that every donor was healthy, each donor had to undergo few medical examinations like blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked, before they donated blood. Also, we noticed that a lot of new donors had come forward to support this initiative and we received an overwhelming response, with a turnover of 172 donors. Bitwise Foundation would like to Thank you all for your contribution in making this initiative a great success!
For me, giving blood is so incredibly simple, yet such an important way to support lifesaving efforts in my community. I every year support this initiative organized by Bitwise Foundation, the very fact my contribution can make a difference in someone else’s life makes me feel great!
Assistant Manager HR
For me, it’s simple: I’m grateful for the opportunity to donate blood to give to those who are in need, as it may save a life. It’s something so easy to do to help others and to give back to the community!
Helpdesk Coordinator (ITINFRA) IT Infrastructure(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Tree Plantation Drive 2018! June 15, 2018
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)
Consultant(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Seva Sahayog School Kit Assembly 2018! June 5, 2018
Every year a lot of Bitwisers look forward to the ‘School Kit’ session organized across Pune by the Seva Sahayog team. This year too Bitwise Foundation collaborated for this initiative and sponsored around 125 school kits. The aim of the initiative is to retain underprivileged students at school and increase their love for education. Every year people from different walks of life participate in the school kit assembly sessions, the volunteers are expected to help Seva Sahayog team to pack maximum school kits and assemble the items neatly in the school bags. Around 25 to 30 Bitwise Foundation volunteers participated in the school kit assembly sessions this year.
I love kids and there is nothing better than being part of a such an initiative, where we get an opportunity to spread happiness among the young minds & encourage them to learn. I really felt good when I devoted my time to this cause.
It’s a great initiative where people from different walks of life and of different age groups come together in teams to achieve their goals of having maximum school kits packed on that day. I have been participating in this initiative for the last 4 years and every year is a memorable experience.
HR Executive CSR & Employee Engagement(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)
- Volunteering At ResQ Center May 20, 2018
Bitwise Foundation volunteers visited ResQ centre for a volunteering initiative where they were assigned the task to make growth bags for the new saplings brought for their centre. The ResQ team decided to make the preparation before the rains so, that they could plant these sapling during the monsoon time at the ResQ center. The Bitwise Foundation volunteers were given plastic gunny bags that had to be sewed and made into a growth bag, it was a great team work and they enjoyed the activity a lot. Also, once the activity was over the volunteers visited the different animal wards where they were kept under observation. The volunteers loved spending time with the animals at the ResQ center and are looking forward to the next visit soon.
Being an animal lover, I enjoy visiting the ResQ center as every visit leaves fond memories. Being able to do our bit for the injured and abandoned animals is a great feeling for our team of volunteers. Looking forward to more such visits.
Programmer(Visited 64,421 times, 144 visits today)