Inspired by Amma’s teachings, AYUDHians in Pune adopted 5 KMs of the Pavana River crossing the cities of Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune, and will do the cleanup and maintenance beginning at Boat Club Thergaon. The project, called ‘Punarjani’ (The River Clean up and Maintenance Project) involves cleaning up the river and river shore, installing dust bins in the river premises, making compost out of the water moss, planting trees on the river shore, painting the walls in the area with quotes about nature, holding awareness campaigns in societies & institutions along the river shore, and maintaining the whole area for one year.
Amma blessed and launched the project on March 1st during her Pune visit. Two AYUDH representatives were presented with a symbolic pitcher from Amma and three dignitaries: Shri. Anil Shirole, Member of Parliament, Pune; Shri. Mahesh Landge, MLA; and Smt. Shweta Shalini, Advisor to CM, Maharashtra. Native tree saplings were also distributed to AYUDHians which will be planted on the shore of the river.