Team: Anoop Awasthi - Assistant Director
On July 28, World Nature Conservation Day, Bandu led a team of 12 youths, forest staff and 16 students of Ghatpendari on a rally through the village to spread awareness about conservation. The team then participated in an anti-plastic programme and dug a soak pit on the school campus. Bandu explained the significance of the day and the purpose of the soak pits to the participants.
Photos below of the different activities.
In East Pench, Dilip organized 30 youths and students of Khapa village in a rally with conservation message to celebrate World Nature Conservation Day. After the rally, they participated in a plantation programme in which they planted jamun and mango saplings. Photos below.
On July 29, Global Tiger Day, Anoop and Dilip led 55 students of Ghoti in a rally with conservation message. They explained the significance of the day and the need to save tigers. Photos below.
To celebrate Global Tiger Day, Bandu led 16 students of Salai on a rally with conservation message. He then organized an anti plastic programme and later led the children on a nature trail.
Dilip joined VEDC members and Forest Department staff on patrols on July 10 and 27 at Khapa and Wagholi villages. The team patrolled the borders of the villages for illegal activities. Bandu joined similar patrols on July 5 and 30 in West Pench Range. No illegal activity was detected on these patrols.
|Community forest patrol near Khapa|
|VEDC members on patrol near Ghatpendari|
In July, Bandu and Dilip took students on a total of 5 nature trails during which they spoke to the students about birds, trees and forests. The impact of degradation of natural resources was explained to the students.
|Bandu identifies pug marks on a nature trail|
|Dilip with students of Khapa on a nature trail|
In July, a number of meetings of villagers, VEDC members and unemployed youths, were organized by our staff to discuss conservation and employment issues in the area.
|Meeting at Kirangisarra|
|Classroom lecture at Wagholi|
|Classroom lecture at Khapa|
|Classroom lecture at Sawara|
Ms Lili Menon, a well-wisher and supporter of Satpuda Foundation, donated a harmonium to Zilla Parishad Upper Primary School, Sawara. The students and staff of the school have now started to learn the use of the harmonium. Photos below.
Photos below: Sawara computer classes
|Dr Govardhan Bhasme with a patient at Khapa|