Haritamritam, a green initiative of Mata Amritanandamayi Math was also launched in Pune. The project was inaugurated and blessed by our most beloved Amma by distributing the first NINE saplings to the Ayudh Team leaders during Amma’s Pune visit in March 2016.
Amma says “Each family should plant a vegetable garden and should be able to eat vegetables grown organically at least once in a week. Even apartments residents can grow vegetables in window boxes and on terraces. This relationship to Nature will give us a new vitality”.
Inspired by Amma’s words, the Ayudh Pune team decided to spread the culture of organic terrace farming in 5000 families in next ONE year. The formal function with dignitaries and the project kick off was done on June 5, World Environment Day.
Objectives of the project are Health benefits, Enrichment of environment, self-reliance and reconnection with the powers of nature. The team identified the areas, visited societies, and explained the relevance of organic farming, distributed pamphlets, hand books & instruction manual, demonstrated the terrace farming technique and conducted workshops in societies, corporates and educational institutions.
In one year, the team surpassed the target and have educated about 6000 families or 24000 individuals. They have conducted a total of 50 workshops in 26 societies, 19 institutions and 5 corporate offices.
The AYUDH Pune team celebrated the success by organizing a cycle rally of students who spread awareness on environmental issues and educated people about simple ideas to save the environment. They organized a formal function at the Ashram where they showcased the Haritamritam success by presenting the activities during the past on year.
Nigdi, June 5: ‘Haritamritam ‘a green initiative of Mata Amritanandamayi Math
As a part of its pilot run, the team conducted its first workshop at a societ
The core team of AYUDH members have been started visiting flats in a society
On 25th September 2016, a team of AYUDH members of Pune chapter celebrated Amritavarsham 63 -Amma’s 63rd birthday in a unique way with the deprived children of a nearby slum.