Vishuthaineettam for Techies inaugurated by Sugathakumari teacher – A unique initiative to promote vegetable cultivation at home among techies and there by regain the lost connectivity with nature.
Vivekananda Study Circle, Technopark (VSC) organized ‘Vishuthaineettam’, a novel initiative to
help the techies regain the lost connectivity with nature by planting vegetable saplings during
auspicious Vishu. Well known environmental activist Padma Shri Sugathakumari teacher
inaugurated the function by handing over a sapling to Mr. Girish Babu, CEO of Technopark. In her
keynote speech, Smt. Sugathakumari teacher stressed on the need for farming at home and
connectivity with nature. She encouraged the techies to take up rooftop/balcony farming, however
small it be. Seeing the large turnout for the event, she expressed her surprise in realizing that techies
had a different face as well, than that is known to the outside world, which cared for the nature. Mr.
Girish Babu, CEO of Technopark also thanked VSC for the innovative idea and expressed his dire
desire to keep Technopark nature friendly. A short session on organic farming was also conducted as
part of the initiative by Shri. Unnikrishnan Velayudhan. Function was presided over by Shri. S Mohan
Kumar, President VSC. As part of this initiative, VSC has arranged more than 6000 vegetable
saplings to be distributed to the techies. VSC volunteers will be distributing the saplings on 9th and
10th of April through stalls set up in front of various Technopark buildings.
The initiative has been launched at a time when people are shying away from organic terrace farming
due to lack of time and knowledge. The initiative was greatly appreciated and welcomed by the
techies. Many got inspired by the novel idea and are actively participating to have a small farm set up
at home. Techies are finding this to be a great stress reliever as well in their hectic lives.
VSC has been active in Technopark for several years now taking up various social and charity
activities. Subsequently VSC volunteers are planning to plant 100 shade tree saplings in Technopark
based on the request from the CEO of Technopark. Thankful to the huge support from techies, VSC
has pledged to carry forward the activities with much more enthusiasm and ensure this initiative
becomes fruitful by means of periodic follow up programs.