My experience

Tree plantation drive on Hareli Teej

Tree plantation drive on Hareli Teej

Chhattisgarh, which is also known as 'dhan ka katora' or 'bowl of paddy' has earned its title due to the deep relationship between farmers and nature. Here, agricultural festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm. The occasion of Hareli Teej is one of the most important festivals for farmers throughout Chhattisgarh. Hareli is colloquially derived from a Hindi word haryali, meaning 'greenery'. This day is marked by farmers worshipping their tools and domestic livestock and exhibiting their gratitude for the greenery on earth. And this was the day we chose for our tree plantation drive.

Malur Chronicles

Malur Chronicles

Living in a cosmopolitan city like Bangalore, we often do not realise the importance of having proper sanitation facilities. Schools which are in the outskirts of cities or in villages do not have sanitation facilities that city folk like us do. Lack of access to primary sanitation facilities adversely impacts the health, safety and dignity of students in such schools. Initiatives taken by PwC India Foundation to make a difference have had a huge impact on the lives of these children. In the last two years, the team has built and upgraded 18 sanitation facilities in four schools and impacted about 800 students.

The joys of my CSR journey

The joys of my CSR journey

On a Monday afternoon on the seventh floor of Tower 8C, I was felicitated and so were 23 others. In all there were 344 individuals who had volunteered for Corporate Responsibility activities from the North zone. This year, we doubled our corporate responsibility volunteering hours as compared to last year and there was a celebration. Instead of just sending the annual certificates to all the volunteers, a felicitation ceremony was hosted to recognise the efforts of all the volunteers of PwC India Foundation from the NCR region for FY 2018-19.

A visit to Keshav Shruti

A visit to Keshav Shruti

While Environment day was still around the corner, a team of more than 20 members from PwC visited Keshav Srushti. It is a beautiful den of native plants and nature conservation habitat located in the heart of Bhayander. The team assembled at the venue by 11am on 8 June for a series of interesting activities which were lined up for them. This was followed by mouthwatering breakfast after which the NGO team briefed us about the organisation, the significance of the place, secret of conserving nature and preserving green cover, importance of ecosystem, the need of growing more trees for combating the adverse effects of weather changes and then walked us through the biodiversity at Keshav Srushti.

Plant a sapling

Plant a sapling

Trees give us a token to live on earth - Oxygen. We were taught in childhood that “who plants a tree, plants a hope". When I was in school, a tree plantation activity was common. I used to like that event as it made me feel that I was contributing to the environment which, in return, was helping all living beings and maintaining an ecological balance. After that I went to college where there was no event like the one in school. So I used to plant trees at home and wondered if I would get any chance in future to plant more trees. After joining PwC, I came to know about this CR activity around this initiative. PwC work in collaboration with many such organisations and this year it collaborated with SAFE (South Asian Forum for Environment) at Natar Bheri.

Giving back to our society

Giving back to our society

I can't think of a more judicious use of words when it comes to the value of CR. Perhaps Churchill meant personal greatness here but then what are companies if not groups of people. It is these wonderful groups of people that came together in Bangalore during the PwC India Foundation Week from 3 to 7 September to make a difference to the lives of more than 300 students, girls and women. Another matter of pride is that the PwC India foundation has completed 10 years of giving back to our society.

Counting blessings….and being a beacon

Counting blessings….and being a beacon

A bunch of us interacted with rescued girls at the PwC office in Bandra In a life where we chase one target after the other, work our way through the rat race, and strive incessantly to gather more, we often forget to slow down and smell the roses. More so, we lose touch with the fact that our existence is not just about ourselves; that whether or not we acknowledge it, we are intrinsically connected to each other, our surroundings, and every human we possibly don't even know.

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