It’s a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before – Lindy Alexander
We proudly refer a rag-picking woman as Paryavaran Mitra due to their phenomenal service towards the society and the mother Earth. Sharing about these amazing souls and how Solid Waste Management is used as a tool to empower them, is an important aspect of the model.
Under this initiative, I recently got an opportunity to share about the model of Paryavaran Mitra in MIT-WPU, the institution from where I graduated. It was a moment of pride for me to explain the model to my professors who taught me a decade ago. Also, it was exciting to witness the energy level of today’s generation while taking a session for 3rd year engineering students. At the end of the session, my motivating and encouraging department decided to send four professors for a 3-day visit to Manav Sadhna to witness everything in action.
I could also share the model with my juniors at the MIT NCC Troop where i got training for 3 years as a Army Cadet under the mentorship of Flt.Lt.Sanjay Deshmukh, a man of exemplary dedication and discipline. We already had a group of cadets and volunteers at Gandhi Ashram serving with us for a week.
All in all, as I always say, it was a very satisfying fortnight.