Man is a social animal and we cannot survive alone: Pallavi Sarkar, IAS

Port Blair, March 16: After a successful conduct of a planting workshop for the inmates of Old Age Home, Ferrargunj on 12th March 2023, Port Blair Guru Ki Rasoi in association with ISMAT- a women’s initiative conducted yet another planting workshop for the inmates of Ullas Old Age Home for Women at #Bageecha – a step closer to nature. The workshop was ‘On Demand’ by the inmates and the NGOs along with philanthropists readily accepted to be a part of their joy.

The planting workshop was conducted on 15th March 2023 at 11.30 am wherein, the Secretary (Social Welfare), A&N Administration, Ms Pallavi Sarkar, IAS had joined along with individuals and firms viz. Cute Cottons Boutique, Xtreme9 (Gym) and Naari Boutique. The workshop was also joined by members of the Great Andamanese Tribe, Ms Shardha and Mr. Bulba who expressed their happiness for having gotten an opportunity to visit #Bageecha and be a part of the workshop. The aim of the workshop was to encourage the inmates to plant a sapling and adopt them as their children.

“Man is a social animal and we cannot survive alone”, said Ms. Pallavi Sarkar while interacting with the inmates and gathering. The Secretary expressed her happiness over the initiative called #Bageecha, which aims to bring people together, apart from encouraging them to adopt plants and take a step closer to nature.

The workshop was followed by live music, interactions, exchanging of gifts and lunch with the inmates. Earlier, Shri Denis Giles of #Bageecha welcomed the inmates and explained them about the initiative of bringing people closer to nature.

“They had raised their children and helped them settle in life but unfortunately they have been abandoned by their very own children. Sensing the pain and isolation of such not so privileged members of our society, PBGKR in association with ISMAT and #Bageecha had planned workshop-cum-outing for the inmates”, said Shri Mandeep Grewal, President, Port Blair Guru Ki Rasoi.

“We aim to conduct more such workshop for the not so privileged members of our society in the coming days and I am hopeful that many more meaningful souls would be a part of Bageecha’s growing family”, Grewal added.