It was during one of my visits to the National Police Academy in Hyderabad that the rich flora and fauna on the campus caught my attention. On further enquiry I learnt that before the academy was set up, it was all barren land with rocky terrain. But after successful reclamation of the land, it is now thriving with vibrant flora and fauna and in 2014 Hon. Home Minister of India Shri. Rajnath Singh even launched a booklet on it.

That spurred my ideas for my next project, a Sustainable Green Venture that has a social development facet as well. It is only a germ of an idea at the moment, but I feel myself gearing up for another change in my career. By 2025 I may even be ready to hang up my teacher’s robes and dedicate myself fully to setting up an NGO that works towards ecological restoration with community participation.

It has always been a passion of mine to give back to the community. And I have tried to do that as an educator. But going forward, I want to expand the definitions of the word ‘educator’ to encompass the role of a facilitator for community development as well. And at the root of all community development is education and more importantly the education of the girl child. I am an ardent proponent of adoption but I realize that it is limited in its scope to bring change in the social fabric (to a large extent because it still lacks complete social acceptance in many ways). Some larger institutional changes must be wrought about. What those changes are and how they may be brought about are things that I want to work towards.

Any and all suggestions on how I can make this humble vision of mine a reality, are heartily invited. People who have first-hand knowledge of working in similar fields or know of existing organizations that would welcome my participation, please contact me. People who might share my vision for an inclusive growth of society in a sustainable manner, should feel free to contact me as well.

We can join hands together to 'Be and Make'.