Voice of Navkshitij, November 2013
From The President’s Desk
Eco Friendly Practices at Navkshitij
More happy news! Wehave put in place a sewage water treatment plant at Marunji, with the help of Praj Foundation and Technogreen Environmental Solutions. It was one more cherished dream come true for Navkshitij.
I personally believe that it is every human being’s responsibility to conserve our natural resources and to preserve our environment. We started the rain harvesting project in2008. In 2009, Fiserv helped us to put in place a rain harvesting unit, using proper technology to recharge the bore well. It proved to be a great blessing;it tremendously reduced buying of tanker water. We also reuse 70% of our water by putting bio-sanitisers into it. We use wet garbage from the kitchen and leftover food as fertiliser for our plants. After two years’ efforts, the quality of the soil has improved and now our campus looks green, with flowers in a wide variety of colours.
We reuse plastic waste instead of burning it and polluting the air. We have a solar cooker,solar water heaters, and solar street lamps in the campus. Every year, we have a Tree Plantation Drive. Whenever we go for picnic or treks, we are very careful about not leaving a single piece of paper behind. We clear the place completely.
the staff and Navkshitij Friends to take care of the environment was a
frustrating experience. I am really glad that they now understand its
importance. Navkshitij Friends are also conscious about not throwing
plastic or wasting water. It is our moral responsibility to keep this
earth beautiful for our next generation. I am very happy that we are
following this at Navkshitij.
Where KPIT volunteers havedared to come in
What can volunteersdo for our Friends? Volunteers from KPIT Cummins have provided the answer tothis question.
On 15 November 2013,KPIT Cummins invited Navkshitij Friends to their organisation premises in Hinjewadi to spend a full day with them. When we communicated this to ourFriends, they became very excited. It was a meticulously planned day for our Friends. There were games, a session of dance and awesome food to top it.
KPIT volunteers visit Navkshitij every month. Through their constant interaction with theFriends, the volunteers have understood their capacity and needs. But what clinched it was the fact that they had accepted our Friends as a part of the society, a part of their group. So when they planned the day, they thought for our Friends. This touched us. That volunteers are coming forward with a well-thought out agenda for our friends was really touching. For our Friends,the happiness had sunk in so deep that they kept talking about it for the next couple of days.
We are really thankful to Mr. Tushar Juvekar who initiated the monthly visit to Navkshitij for the KPIT volunteers. His kind spirit attracted an equally sensitized team.We are sure they are feeling happy too.We are very proud of the KPIT team that took the effort to arrange such a great day for our Friends. We feel so privileged to be associated with the sensitive young volunteers from KPIT Cummins.
· December14: Tenth Foundation Day at Jyotsna Bhole Auditorium, Tilak Road.
· December19: SETU Program – Visit to Prabhodhini School, Nashik.
·December28: Trek to Davadi, near Thamini Ghat
·December31: New Year Party.
Last Month’s eventsNovember 22: Anand Mela organized by Rotary Club of Pune Cantonment, Pune.
November 23: Trek to Tikona, Mulshi.
November 26: Visit to the airport.
November 27: Traffic Awareness Programme, Karve Road, Pune.
Navkshitij Now Needs
- LCD monitor screen to view film
- 2 LED garden lamps Approximate cost Rs. 3500 each
- Two garden swings (to seat 4 in each) Approximate cost Rs. 7000 each
Thank you from Navkshitij to:
· Mr.Dada Bhelke
· Mr.Suneel Kulkarni
· Mr.Pradeep Bhawalkar
· Mr.Ramakrishna Desai
· Burckhardt Compression (India) Pvt. Ltd.
· Wekare Society, Capgemini
· Mr.A. L. Bhatt
· Mr.S. Haribala Krishnan
· Jakson Limited
(A monthly newsletter published by Dr. Neelima Desai and edited by Kanaka Cadambi on behalf of Navkshitij)