Completed Projects

Tree Planting and MyTree Initiative at 3 schools

As part of the Aviral Godavari Mission, volunteers of the MyTree initiative of The Satsang Foundation (TSF) conducted workshops at three schools in Nashik ― Jyoti Vidyalaya, Pimpalgaon Bahula, Vidyaniketan, Satpur Colony, and Adarsh Vidyalaya, Nashik Road ― in collaboration with Namami Goda, Vijay Shree Sanstha, and Nashik Ploggers. The workshops had enthusiastic participation from over 700 students and around 20 teachers and principals across the three schools.

These workshops served to instill among the students a sense of connection with nature and to educate them about the importance of tree plantation. A MyTree volunteer led an engaging presentation on the significance of trees in our ecosystem. The presentation was supplemented with animated video clips, including scientific experiments demonstrating how trees interact with their environment.

The students were provided with Karanj (Indian Beech) seeds, a soil mixture, and grow bags, to plant and nurture the saplings. The saplings will be utilized for plantation during the Aviral Godavari project.

These workshops also included the initiation of TTT (Train The Trainers) sessions with local volunteers.

DATE OF PROJECT: 30 November, 2023

STATUS: Completed

IMPACT METRICS (Outreach Numbers): 700

Vaanar Kund Cleaning & Rejuvenation, Trimbakeshwar, Nashik 

An ancient kund named “Vaanar Kund” was desilted and cleaned along with a local residents on Brahmagiri. The entire cleaning process of the Kund was completed within a week, with debris, trash and mud being taken out. The kund immediately started filling with spring water.

DATE OF PROJECT: 26 November, 2023

STATUS: Completed

IMPACT (litres of Water Capacity added/
rejuvenated): 700

Tree Planting and MyTree Initiative at Dyanjyot Academy, Trimbakeshwar

500 students of Dyanjyot had an interactive session with TSF MyTree team, who ran videos with the message to nurture and save plants so that we live a fulfilling and harmonious life on Mother Earth. The goal was to seed the minds of the students with the value and joy that nature provides and the importance of nurturing trees. The MyTree concept, mooted by Sri M and championed by The Satsang Foundation, aims to rekindle the individual’s connection with nature through the nurture of trees. The teachers, the headmaster and the correspondent also participated and assured us that they will be with us and spread the message. Brand Ambassador of ‘Chala Nadila Januya’ Marathi Actor and social activist Mr. Chinmay Udgirkar encouraged and motivated the children and the school with his speech. As a part of the program, 500 seed kits were provided by Vijayshree Sanstha to the students to create a sapling nursery bank. 

DATE OF PROJECT: 7 November, 2022

STATUS: Completed

IMPACT METRICS (Outreach Numbers): 500

Espalier School Session with Students

Building of a Loose Boulder Dam (LBD)/Bandhaara in Brahmagiri area.

The Aviral Godavari team collected boulders from the surrounding areas and arranged them to create a loose boulder dam on Brahmagiri as a barrier to slow the flow of rainwater downhill and allow it to percolate better into the soil. This will also reduce top soil erosion, allowing plants and the ecosystem to survive and thrive.

STATUS: Completed

DATE OF PROJECT: 6th November, 2022


Tree Planting and MyTree Initiative at Trimbakeshwar, Nashik 

Sri M, Dr Rajendra Singh, Smt. Shreya Deochakke (Trimbak CO), Shri Narendra Chugh (Convenor, Maharashtra Jal Biradari) and Shri Kulkarni (Jal Biradri) launched the plantation of 200 saplings in Trimbak town as part of Aviral Godavari Mission, which will be sustained by Trimbak authorities.

DATE OF PROJECT: 3 October, 2023

STATUS: Completed

IMPACT (number of trees planted): 200


Plastic Waste Cleaning Drive – Godavari riverbank and ghats in Nashik

Volunteers from over 25 diverse organisations played a pivotal role to create a clean and plastic-waste free environment. Over 160 volunteers drew in thousands of students and other Nashikkars in a remarkable 10+ kilometres plastic waste removal exercise from Anandwalli to Ramtirth, with a total of 17 collection points. One of the highlights of the event was the inspiring participation of school and college students, members of National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) cadets.

DATE OF PROJECT: 2 October, 2023

STATUS: Completed

RainwaterHarvesting Project at Espalier School, Trimbak Road, Nashik 

Sri M inaugurated “My Water Bank” , the rainwater harvesting project situated on the school campus and addressed the school children and faculty.

DATE OF PROJECT: 2 October, 2023

STATUS: Completed

Tree Planting and MyTree Initiative at Espalier School Trimbak Road, Nashik 

Espalier-School – tree plantation
The MyTree team conducted an ” awareness drive” for 65 students from Espalier School, aged between 12-14 years. It was an interactive session to sensitize them on the importance of growing and protecting trees. The children then sowed seeds of native tree species in Kusumadi grow bags to be transplanted in the Brahmagiri terrain.  60 saplings of fruiting and flowering species were also planted additionally within the school campus by the students. 

DATE OF PROJECT: 2 October, 2023

STATUS: Completed

IMPACT METRICS (Number of trees): 125