Last week, our Friends from the Day School, Autism Centre and Day Workshop went on a day's trip to Tamhini Ghat, Pune. With the rains in full force, the place is now like a huge green carpet, with waterfalls and small streams all around.
Dr. Neelima Desai, Founder President of Navkshitij, was invited as the Chief Guest by the Bank of Maharashtra Retired Employees Organisation (BOMREO), Pune. The occasion was celebrating the 75th birthday of all members who had crossed the milestone age.
We organized a farewell party for Ms. Anna Pieper, one of the two resident volunteers from Friends of Waldorf, Germany.
It was hard to say goodbye to such a dedicated volunteer. She worked with passion throughout her one-year stay here.
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary on July 4, the management of Orritel Hotel invited our Friends to interact with their staff.
The day began with a warm welcome by the managing director and staff of Orritel Hotel.
On July 1, our Friends participated in a Tree Plantation Drive organized by Sustainability Initiatives, FSAI and Special Partner Navkshitij, in association with the Forest Department, Pune.
It was an indelible moment for us when our Friends were felicitated by Honorable Cabinet Minister for Food & Drug Administration, Maharashtra State and Guardian Minister of Pune District.
On June 30, we went on a trek to Bahadurgad, on the bank of the River Bhima, in Pedgaon near Daund, Pune, for the monthly trek. The place is known by several names such as Bhadhurgad, Pedgaon cha killa and Dharmaveer gad. We were visiting the place for the first time.
Our Friends visited the temples built in the 14th century by the ancestors of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
After reaching the fort, we enjoyed s tasty lunch prepared by the local villagers.