Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady of the United States, once said – “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
The bright morning of 27 February, which was celebrated as World NGO Day, was also the start of a special day for BYJUites. Just as the sun slowly rose to embrace the city with its energy, BYJUites were at work, trying their hand in making a lakeside green.
We gathered at the Vibhutipura Lake, Bangalore, to plant saplings to honour the efforts of our 110 NGO partners in providing education for children. Together, we planted about 150 saplings around the lakeside and had a fun time getting our hands dirty.
Christina J Helen, Lead, Delivery & Production, says that she has been looking forward to this event ever since she heard about it.
“While we were planting the saplings, my friends and I were discussing how these saplings would turn out years later, making plans to visit these plants occasionally. After the plantation drive, I felt really proud that I could make a difference to the environment.”
Vediyappan D, Trainee, Delivery and Production, who hails from an agricultural background, says, “The plantation drive was very interesting and an important one. We enjoyed and explored a lot while planting trees. I am looking forward to more events like this for social good.”
On seeing BYJUites in action, passersby including children were encouraged to participate with us in the activity. Together, we planted a variety of saplings including forest trees like the Indian beach tree, along with fruiting trees like Mango, Jackfruit, and the Indian blackberry.
“Nature is something we should treasure and is a heritage for the next generation. It was a matter of pride to be a part of the tree plantation drive,” says Prabhat Kumar, Executive, Internal Communications.
Giridharan S, Senior Creative Associate – CGI, Assets, too felt like he made a difference. He says, “It was so interesting, I felt that I did something good for the place we are living in.”
“The team in black, planting saplings at Vibhutipura Lake was a powerful sight,” says Mansi Kasliwal, VP, Social Initiatives.
“The community building that organically happened, made the effort totally worthwhile and even more impactful. I think it’s important for us as BYJUites to set the right examples for the students we teach and this was one more step in that direction. I really hope that more BYJUites will volunteer their time to build stronger communities and inspire young kids around them.”
The plantation drive is one of the many more social events to come for BYJUites. Together, we hope to do more and make the world a better place for all our future generations.
BYJU’S Education for All is reaching out to underprivileged children across India. Through the BYJU’S Give programme, you can contribute to this mission and help children with quality digital learning. You can donate an old device, which we will refurbish, and then use the money raised to buy a new device. In case you do not have a device, you can also donate to an NGO partner, who will use the money to buy devices for children.
In both cases, we will load our BYJU’S Think & Learn Premium content onto these devices and distribute them to children in need.
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