In today's world many social issues are being given adequate platforms
to be addressed and resolved in the most peaceful manner and one such
platform is social welfare groups and one of these is Society Empowered
for the Welfare of Animals and Mankind (SEWAM).
Mahatama Gandhi once said that "The greatness of a nation and it's moral
progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated" , so it's
our responsibility to look after the animals and underprivileged .
7th may 2016 - SEWAM Organised ornithology camp at Badhkal lake . Team
SEWAM studied 25 species of birds including the rare cormorants and grey
hornbills.Team also forwarded the matter to conserve the badhkal lake
and the surrounding areas to the Environment and forestry ministry.
5th June 2016 - SEWAM participated in the chipko movement organised by
the SAVE ARAVALLI organisation with a motive to create awareness among
people towards the Aravalli ecosystem and it's alarming depletion .
29th July 2016 - SEWAM participated in the Tiger Day event at Rajpath,
New Delhi , organised by WWF and Wildlife Trust of India. Event was also
attended by Mr.Anil Dave , union cabinet minister , ministry of
Environment ,forestry and climate change. The importance of tigers and
the need to conserve them were some of the matters which were discussed
upon. Also a tiger march was organised.
12 August 2016 - World Elephant Day was celebrated at the school. A
session was conducted in which students were sensitized towards
elephants, our heritage animal and were told about their characteristics
and their lifestyle in forests . Issue of elephant slavery was raised by
seeking help from Voice for Asian Elephants Society and a march for
elephants was also organised.
Oct - Nov : carnival Navsrijan ..
SEWAM continued its aim to sensitize students towards animals . The
students were assigned animals to research upon and to do a role play on
them portraying the various hardships they are going through. Poster
Making and Slogan Making activity were also organised. A play named
to conserve the Aravalli
Range stretching across Delhi,Gurugram and Faridabad.
Plant adoption drive was another amazing and well appreciated initiative
by team SEWAM where over 700 saplings of plants like neem, tulsi, jamun,
imli, Ashoka and lillies were distributed among the guests and parents .
Anti cracker mission : SEWAM Organised this mission again to make the
kids aware of the problems which homeless animals have to face during
Diwali due to the loud noise. Kids also pledged to celebrate a noise and
pollution free Diwali to conserve the Environment and all its life
PROJECT RAAHAT - Every year during winters orphans and animals have to
bear the brunt of the season as they don't have much clothes to comfort
themselves . SEWAM this year collected about 650-700 kg of material like
medicines , dog food, clothes, blankets, utensils, books, stationary and
newspapers. The Team visited the orphanage and the Animal shelter to
distribute these among the needy and the speechless .
SEWAM also gained many recognitions and supporters.. international
organisations like PETA (people for the ethical treatment of animals) ,
Voice for asian elephants Society ,Global march for elephants and rhinos
, Jane Goodall Institute gave us their relentless support . Local
organisations which support SEWAM and recognise it as their partners
include Voiceless india, People for Animals Trust and Save Aravali.
SEWAM DPS FBD visited AASTHA SHELTER HOME run by PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS
TRUST FARIDABAD on Saturday march 25,2017 . 7 student activists along
with two teachers, Ms.Gauri Mendiratta and Ms.Puneet Bathla spent time
with the animals in distress .. ramu the monkey ,Jane the donkey,
numerous cows , the puppies and dogs who were too hungry for love . The
young activists fed the animals , gifted them some useful items ,most
importantly gave them their time and established a lifelong bond #
feelforthem #our aim lending voice to the voiceless .
Elevating the hearts laden with agonies of separation and isolation.
... Team SEWAM returned back with countless blessings and iron
determination.... that we would never allow our parents to undergo such
mental torture,even if we have to sacrifice a lot of resources, time and
comfort. # lasting impression on our minds# visit to home for aged #
spreading smiles 😊on May 05 ,2017 .
SEWAM takes an initiative to afforest a waste catagory patch of land
present adjacent to the dividing road of sectors 14,15,16,17 . This
particular patch of land plays a key role to decrease pollution in the
city as it is in the center point of all the four densely populated
sectors.. with the increase in population in these sectors the number
of personal vehicles has also increased and here in these sectors one
family owns two or more cars so if we calculate and think about the
pollution caused especially by these sectors.. It is the maximum after
ballabhgarh area in the city of Faridabad. PM 2.5 amounts are too high
making the situations very bad for the humans there as well numerous
birds,squirrels and homeless monkeys living there. so SEWAM with the
partnership of FOREST DEPARTMENT Faridabad would like to take this
1100-1500 sq yard land as a pilot project for urban forest development
so that some improvement is there in the air quality as well as in the
green cover. On this land, plantation would be done by june end or in
the first week of july once the weather gets alright, also selective
plantation would be done in this area that is a variety of species would
be chosen which shed their leaves in different time of the year making
it evergreen land and also it would be having local fruit bearing trees
so that homeless stray monkeys and birds like pigeons,hornbills and
barbets can feed on them. With the help of HARYANA URBAN DEVELOPMENT
AUTHORITY (HUDA) and MCF a tubewell as well as a pump has been
established there so that regular watering is there and a small water
pond is created where street dogs and other animals can lie down during
scorching summer season. The program would be continued too after the
plantation day is over, volunteers would be assigned saturday watering
duties turnwise so that young kids learn a sense of responsibility along
with a feeling of saving the environment. As far as security of the
trees is concerned SEWAM ACTIVISTS & RANGE OFFICERS from the forest
department would be making regular visits to stop any kind of activity
which maybe harmful for the trees and also a tree ambulance would be
contacted when needed which is currently being run by NDMC in New Delhi
region. Like this SEWAM DPS FARIDABAD would be responsible for making
the only and one of its kind a mini hub of wildlife and greenery which
people can call '' Faridabad's urban jungle,,''
Team SEWAM,DPS Faridabad met the deputy mayor , Mr. Mammogram Garg in
his office to discuss the afforestation project that we all here at
SEWAM wish to take up to convert waste lands in and around residential
areas of Faridabad into biodiversity hubs. Mr.Manmohan Garg appreciated
the effort of the students and promised to support the team in it's
endeavors. The afforestation project would be carried out in alliance
with People for Animals Trust , Faridabad and the MCF as well as with
Forest Department Faridabad. To begin with we would like to start with
the waste land adjacent to the crossing juncture of sectors 14,15,16,17.
With the increase in population in these sectors the number of personal
vehicles has also increased that keep on adding pollutants and harmful
radiations in the air. It is in fact most polluted after ballabhgarh
area in the city of Faridabad. The team would like to take this
1100-1500 sq yard as a pilot project so that some improvement is
brought in the quality of air. Selective plantation would be done in
this area so that it remains green throughout the year and provides food
and shelter to various species of birds and animals . The volunteers
would also look after the maintenance of the area so that our young
activists imbibe in themselves a sense of responsibility along with a
feeling of saving the environment. As far as safety of the trees is
concerned SEWAM activists and range officers from the Forest Department
would be making regular visits to stop any kind of activity which maybe
harmful for the trees. To sum up SEWAM DPS FARIDABAD would be
responsible for making this biodiversity hub in this area of city and
make more such areas in future.