Awareness drive generates an overwhelming response
‘Chala Gava Kade’, an awareness drive started by YIN generated an overwhelming response amongst the villagers. Under this initiative, a village by the name of Nandre in Sangli district was selected. The YIN team implemented a number of development programs in the village such as development of schools infrastructure, women empowerment, sanitization, tree plantation, awareness towards public programs.
The project kick-started with the cleaning of school campuses on 25th June, 2015, in the presence of Mr. Maheshkumar Patil, Sarpanch, Nandre Village; Mr. Shekhar Joshi, Associate Editor, Sakal and several panchayat members and villagers.
On this occasion, the YIN team organized a meeting with the sarpanch head and villagers to identify and address various issues and seek their opinion on development plans of the village.
The list of people who actively participated in this initiative included Mr. Gulabhussain Mujawar, Upsarpanch; Mr. Pandurang Chavhan, Gram Sewak; Mr. Sudarshan Harle, Entrepreneur and other members of the Grampanchayat including the villagers.
On 26th Jun, 2015, in the presence of Mr. Samadhan Chavhan, Forest Officer, students from Nandre High School, G.P. School, Shrimanti High School and Adarsh Vidya Mandir participated in a march to reach out to people spreading the message of ‘Save Trees’. These students planted more than 300 trees in various schools, sidewalks, grounds, etc.
The “Chala Gava Kade” program was inaugurated by Mr. Maheshkumar Patil, Sarpanch, Nandre Village; Mr. Sudhir Gadgil, MLA, Sangli; Mr. Uttamrao Waghmode, Miraj Panchayat Samiti Officer; Mr. Samadhan Chavhan, Forest Officer and Mr. Shekhar Joshi, Associate Editor, Sakal.