You may love swimming. But you are not a dolphin. No matter how devoted we are to our profession or pursuit, we need to take our mind off. For immersions. Immersions of a kind that helps us loosen up. De-stress. Decompress. Unwind. Or, to use a phrase that’s strangely appropriate for all climes, CHILL OUT.
And these immersions help our subconscious amass a treasure of metaphors, figures, and turns of phrases, which mysteriously materialize and make our communication picturesque and powerful.
Prominent in the list of My Constant Immersions are:
Kabir, Baba Zaheen Shah, Madhushala, Osho, Gita, Acupressure, and Hatha Yoga.
Knowledge is only superficial, it has to be experienced. In being content with names, we lose the named.
जो पानी के नाम को पानी जाने, यह नादानी है,
पानी पानी रटते रटते, प्यासा ही मर जाए
You are nothing but a fool, words won’t slake your thirst.
Keep chanting water water till you die of thirst!
An initiative that gives an eloquent, eco-friendly expression to my father's vision and philosophy.
2021 - 20,000
2022 - 40,000
2023 - 60,000
2024 - 80,000
2025 - 100,000
Vasundhara Kavach literally means the protecting the earth by a ring of trees. It is our family's pledge to plant 100,000 trees by 2025 in the memory of our father Shri R K Jajoo. The name has been coined by Mrs Pallavi Gajewar, a school teacher at the Zilla Parishad School in Bhindon Village
Sushil Tambe is my colleague from Hatha Yoga School. He helped locate the Bhindon ZP school and bring the school and villagers together to support this initiative.
In the presence of school principal, Ms. Aruna Thakur, my mother planted the first of the 2100 trees.
Ravi Chaudhary is the founder of Prayas Youth Foundation, a volunteer organisation with its main focus on afforestation. They are helping us to implement "Vasundhara Kavach".
CSR. Redefined as Care Sustain Renew. During my tenure at CanPack, I had an excellent opportunity to lead and implement projects that would serve and sustain communities for years to come.
DFC ignites a change of mindset – from ‘Can I?’ to “I Can!’ – and inspires children to think up solutions through a simple 4-step design thinking process to bring about positive changes in their immediate environment.
Water-stressed regions of Aurangabad benefitted through a cost-effective method: Kedia Farm Pattern (KFP). Consistent rise in the groundwater table was achieved, ensuring water security right through the year.
Research led me to the discovery of the Miyawaki Forest Technique. 30,000 trees were planted at the three CanPack factories, lending the landscape health and colour. Bee conservation, waste management and mass composting are other noteworthy engagements. .