Global Volunteer Days Project (Tree Planting in India) by Manognya Reddy
By user769227 on Oct 04, 2011
Oracle supports and promotes activity from our employees that gives back to the community.
On Saturday September 24th in Hyderabad India Manognya Reddy from our Campus Recruitment participated in a Tree Plantation Drive at Hi-Tech City Railway Station. Here are her notes from the day.
It was a partly-cloudy day and all the plans were in place to start the much-awaited event.
The plants were brought out quickly (I had left them in the railway custody a day earlier) and soon the whole team was busy. A bit of fertilizer in each pit and the plants were lowered into the pits and covered up with soil.
Within a couple of hours – all the 65 saplings were planted.
After our snacks we realized that the station parking was littered with paper and plastic. The team swooped down and in minutes about eight bags of litter was cleared and taken away.
Soon our water tanker came and all the saplings had their first watering. By this time it was past midday. We had packed lunch from a local caterer. The team decided to go back to office for a quick wash and for the hot lunch. The entire team was in the office cafeteria. We had a quick lunch and left for our respective homes for a Saturday afternoon nap.