The two organisations will undertake several important environmental projects as a part of Mission Prithvi
Surat (Gujarat) [India], July 3: Hearts at Work Foundation, which works for environment conservation, and Rotary District 3060 have joined hands to undertake concrete environmental works over the next year as a part of the Mission Prithvi initiative. The two organisations will work together to create forests in different cities of Gujarat using the Miyawaki method, establish model stations, and organize knowledge exchange programmes with thousands of students.
An MoU was signed for Mission Prithvi by Hearts at Work Foundation founder and chairman Viral Desai and Rotary District 3060 governor Santosh Pradhan on Thursday. District environment chair Pankaj Shah was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Greenman Viral Desai said, “Over the next year, we will develop forests in several cities and villages of Gujarat with the Miyawaki method. The main aim of Mission Prithvi is the restoration of the ecosystem. With a focus on triple-A, i.e., Awareness, Attitude, and Action, the forestation will provide an appropriate environment for birds, butterflies, and other insects. Moreover, we will create environmental awareness among 10,000 youths across Gujarat through crash courses with Rotaracts and Interacts. At a time when the world is facing serious environmental challenges, I am confident our joint efforts through this project will make a significant contribution to the environment.”
It is noteworthy that there are several clubs under the Rotary District 3060 in south Gujarat, central Gujarat, and Saurashtra. Santosh Pradhan will represent these clubs for the next year in his capacity as District Governor.
Commenting on the MoU, he said, “Rotary works in diverse areas and has been focusing on environment-related works in recent years. Personally, too, I am very passionate about environmental issues, and it was my wish that I should focus on activities related to the environment during my term as District Governor. I am confident that in the next year, we will be able to prepare forests that will be recognized at the international level. We have seen that Heart at Work Foundation has taken on several important environmental projects. Rotary has also been associated with some of these projects, and we have decided to enhance cooperation with each other further.”