That day, for the sake of the Arasankazhani Lake and self-care, was the first of a kind activity which I had ever come across in Chennai. It is very close to my heart, because the lake still survives, even with so much of disturbances right next to it. Thanks to Environmentalist Foundation of India for giving me an opportunity to gather the community which consisted of various age groups and various level of enthusiasm. We all gathered at the lake early in the morning, and did an hour of plant maintenance and segregation of waste drive, on the bunds of the lake and around it.
The surprising twist to the regular lake maintenance activity was the self –defence workshop by Mr. Anup Nair right beside the lake, who had collaborated with Environmentalist Foundation of India, and shared us few interesting facts about how to protect ourselves from any threat. He also participated in the plantation maintenance activity. I had taken a few kids of age 7-15 with me, and they are very excited to join for every volunteering activity with the Environmentalist Foundation of India.
This makes me happy at the end of the day, that the next generation has already started to conserve India and her Environment.