Collaboration with HIMAL for New initiatives in 2021

In the last week of Dec 2020, RISE Foundation team visited Danya near Almora (Uttrakhand) for discussion and collaboration with HIMAL (NGO) (Himalayan Institute of Multiple Alternatives for Livelihood).

In past, we provided the monetary support to 6 children affected with HIV/AIDS for their monthly expenses and care taker.

In year 2021, RISE Foundation , Founder Member – Madhukar Varshney , Secretary – Madhuri Varshney and other members and HIMAL President – Mr. Ramesh Kr. Mumukshu & Mr. Basant B. Pandey ( Treasurer and Convener) to work jointly in following areas to improve the livelihood & income of the people in the locality using networking in Delhi and near by areas:

  1. Promotion of HIMAL Home Stay
  2. Promotion of Organic products i.e. Kapoor Tulasi , Rajma and other local stuff
  3. Possibility of Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Danya area for upliftment of mental health of residents and package tours from Delhi and other areas to explore new income streams for youth
  4. Initiate a holistic programme to assist people living with HIV/AIDS.
  5. Awareness about Solid Waste Management and Plastic waste safe disposal

RISE Foundation will work out the frame work of above activities. We look forward wonderful 2021 ahead.

There are many places in the vicinity of Danya to visit by the tourist. For more information :

HIMAL HOME STAY
Easy Access : Train : kathgodam Railway Station it’s 152 KM from Haldwani
52 kilometre from Almora
110 kilometre from Nainital
60 kilometre from Pithoragarh
Contact person:
Basant Pandey :. 9927672481
Ramesh Mumukshu 9810610400

Banj Trees Plantation in Dwarka

On 4th Jan 2021, Munish Kundra did plantation of Banj OAK Tree at #Miyawaki Site Brahma Apartments by team Rise Foundation, which we brought from Uttarakhand during recent visit to Almora , Kasar Devi and nearby places.The Banj oak is among the most useful trees of the Himalaya. It is extensively lopped (or branch pruned) for fuelwood and its wood has a high calorific value and good burning properties. The leaves are extensively used as a cattle fodder. Leaf litter is rich in Nitrogen and makes an excellent compost fertilizer.

पर्यावरण को समृद्ध रखने में बांज के जंगलों की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है। बांज की जड़े वर्षा जल को अवशोषित करने व भूमिगत करने में मदद करती हैं जिससे जलस्रोतो में सतत प्रवाह बना रहता है। बांज की पत्तियां जमीन में गिरकर दबती सड़ती रहती हैं,इससे मिट्टी की सबसे उपरी परत में हृयूमस (प्राकृतिक खाद) का निर्माण होता रहता है।

बाँज या बलूत या शाहबलूत एक तरह का वृक्ष है जिसे अंग्रेज़ी में ‘ओक’ (Oak) कहा जाता है। बाँज (Oak) फागेसिई (Fagaceae) कुल के क्वेर्कस (quercus) गण का एक पेड़ है। इसकी लगभग ४०० किस्में ज्ञात हैं, जिनमें कुछ की लकड़ियाँ बड़ी मजबूत और रेशे सघन होते हैं। इस कारण ऐसी लकड़ियाँ निर्माणकाष्ठ के रूप में बहुत अधिक व्यवहृत होती है। source : https://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%81%E0%A4%9C

Thanks to Munish Kundra (Member RISE Foundation) for carrying out the activity.

Neighbourhood Nursery to curb Plastic Waste

India generates nearly 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, making it the 15th biggest plastic polluter globally. Discarded plastic waste litter the country’s roads, rivers and also form huge mounds in garbage dumps across the country.

Recently Team RISE Foundation initiated a small step to fight with plastic waste by #reuse of plastic bags as grow bags for saplings. We started a Neighbourhood Nursery in Brahma Apartments, Sector 7, Dwarka (West Delhi).

We are using Milk packets, Cereals packets, Sugar packets, packaging materials etc.. In our first such attempt #brand#audit done.It is learn that Amul plastic packets are 95% of the total plastic waste , other 5% from MAGGIAmazon India and TATA products packets.

We started with #neem saplings this week. Neem is ecologically very special. It can tolerate very high levels of pollution and has the capacity to recover even if most of its foliage is dropped. Plants with a large leaf area such as neem, accumulate relatively higher quantities of lead. Trees vary widely in their capacity to absorb pollutants like particulate dust, CO2, oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. We are thankful to team We Mean To Clean to start this.

We started with #neem saplings this week. Neem is ecologically very special. It can tolerate very high levels of pollution and has the capacity to recover even if most of its foliage is dropped. Plants with a large leaf area such as neem, accumulate relatively higher quantities of lead. Trees vary widely in their capacity to absorb pollutants like particulate dust, CO2, oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. We are thankful to team We Mean To Clean to start this and Ms Anuradha Ganguly Ramaswamaiah for participating in the activity along with RISE Founation Volunteers Madhukar Varshney, Munish Kundra , Madhuri Varshney and few more kids from nearby areas.

Special thanks to www.earthday.org INDIA to support and promote our work.

Coming days we are going to prepare saplings of hardy, wild, local plants like mango, neem, wedelia, money plant, fig etc. using these plastic pouches.These sapling will be utilized in creating Miyawaki forest covers, though plantation projects, in and around Delhi, organised by the foundation.

This sort of Nurseries can be a win-win situation to fight plastic waste one side and helping environment protection other side.

Can We Plant Trees in Winter?

We totally agree that planting in winter season might seem weird to some of you, but we promise it’s got its reasons! We’ll also cover why we plant whips(saplings) close together to create a sort of ‘internet’ in the forest, and why climate change might affect what trees we’ll plant in the future. So ,let’s start this !!!

Why do we Plant Trees in the Winter also?

Like hibernating animals, trees like to store up with food (nutrients) for winter. A year for humans is like a day for a tree, with winter being bed time and summer being the daytime when the tree grows new leaves and spreads its roots to maximise growth using energy from the sun and warm ground. 

A tree can be planted successfully from November right through to March, and this will give the tree a chance to be bedded in time to grow throughout the summer. RISE Foundation team with the help of local volunteers ,the trees (standards) along by watering them during the first 3 years of being planted.

How do we decide what tree to Plant?

‘Right tree, right place‘ is a phrase often used in tree planting. Lots of factors can determine what trees might grow best in a location, including the community in the area, its look and feel, soil pH, geology, temperature and space. The changing climate can also have an impact on what trees are suitable to plant.

We should try to plant as many species as possible for biodiversity.

  • Make a database of all native species of your area. Identify its type (Evergreen, Deciduous or Perennial), advantages, maximum height and assign layer.
  • Check the native species saplings availability in the nursery, their age and sapling height. Ideal height is 60 to 80 centimeters.
  • Major species: Choose five different species to be the major forest species; these should be the species that you commonly find in your area. This will constitute 40-50 percent of number of trees in the forest.
  • Supporting species – other common species of the area will constitute 25-40 percent, and minor native species will make up the rest.
Sample list from one of the #miyawaki afforestation done in West Delhi

Why do we plant whips close together?

A tree can only be as strong as the forest that surrounds it. When they are planted close together (70cm -1m apart max) and in clumps of the same species, they can work together to establish, protect themselves and grow taller so they can reach the sun. Trees connect with each other in the forest’s microclimate through their roots and the ‘mychorizal’ fungi network underground (think of it as the internet of the forest). 

Overtime, the trees will grow bigger but once they are mature and the canopy is broader, some will die off and young trees will start growing again at ground level, creating different levels of the canopy. Any dead and dying trees create a mulch on the woodland floor to feed the forest.

So, we hope many points got clear here. For any further information, feel free to reach us at 9717096635 or mail us at mail2risefoundation@gmail.com

अभिभावकों के पास नहीं थे पैसे तो फीस भरने आगे आए लोग, 64 बच्चों की जमा की फीस

नई दिल्ली, जागरण संवाददाता। कोरोना संकट के बीच लोगों की आर्थिक स्थिति पर सबसे ज्यादा प्रहार हुआ है। इसका असर न सिर्फ लोगों के रहन सहन पर हुआ है बल्कि कुछ ऐसे अभिभावक भी हैं जिनके पास बच्चों की पढ़ाई के लिए पैसे नहीं हैं। इस कारण इलाके के स्कूलों में कुछ बच्चों की दसवीं व बारहवीं बोर्ड की फीस नहीं भरी जा रही थी। जैसे ही इस बात की जानकारी स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमेटी सेंट्रल टीम की सदस्य माधुरी वाष्र्णेय (Secretary – RISE Foundation) को मिली तो उन्होंने इलाके के अधिकांश स्कूलों से संपर्क किया और जिन बच्चों की दसवीं व बारहवीं बोर्ड की फीस नहीं भरी गई, उनके बारे में जानकारी हासिल की। साथ ही लोगों से मदद की अपील की। देखते ही देखते 64 बच्चों की लिस्ट उनके पास आई और सभी बच्चों की फीस भर दी गई। अब इन बच्चों की पढ़ाई पैसे के कारण नहीं रुकेगी।

माधुरी वाष्र्णेय ने बताया कि लोगों ने इस कार्य में हमारा काफी साथ दिया और यही कारण रहा कि समय से पहले स्कूल के सभी बच्चों की फीस भर दी गई। समाज को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए शिक्षा सबसे ज्यादा जरूरी है। ऐसे में हम चाहते हैं कि सभी बच्चे पढ़ें और अपना बेहतर भविष्य बनाएं। उन्होंने कहा कि इस कार्य में व्यक्तिगत रूप से कई लोगों ने अपना योगदान देने की इच्छा जताई और उन्हीं की बदौलत हम इसमें सफल हो पाए। साथ ही सावित्री टेलीकॉम सेवा संस्था की ओर से दस बच्चों की फीस भरी गई।

उन्होंने कहा कि गोयला खुर्द स्थित गर्ल्स स्कूल में दसवीं के 12 व बारहवीं के 10 बच्चों की फीस भरी गई। वहीं गोयला खुर्द के ब्वाय स्कूल में दसवीं के एक बच्चे की फीस भरी गई। इसके अलावा द्वारका सेक्टर 3 स्थित गल्र्स व ब्वाय स्कूल में दो बच्चों की फीस भरी गई। बक्करवाला स्थित सरकारी स्कूल में दसवीं व बारहवीं के 11 बच्चों की फीस भरी गई। इसके अलावा सेक्टर-6 स्थित साइट 1 स्कूल में नौ बच्चों की फीस दी गई वहीं साईट-2 स्थित स्कूल में 20 बच्चों की फीस भरी गई। इस कार्य में सहायता करने वालों में मुनीष कुंद्रा, मीनाक्षी डबराल, अनुराधा शर्मा, आशीष ठाकुर, रवि राय, अमोध, गोपा कुमार, अमित कपूर व अमित सक्सेना ने भरपूर सहयोग दिया। ये सभी सरकारी स्कूल हैं और बोर्ड की परीक्षाओं के लिए सीबीएसई की ओर से फॉर्म भरवाए गए हैं।

Team RISE Foundation thanks to all the donors and Mr. Ravi Shankar Rai ,CEO of Savitiri Telecom Services to support this cause.

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Miyawaki Technique based Urban Forest in Badusarai, New Delhi

Rise Foundation team successfully implemented its 3rd Miyawaki Urban Forest Project at BaduSarai Village in Matiala Constituency in association with Canara Bank and local citizens. Total 350+ trees of different native species were planted in 1200 sq ft area on 19th Nov 2020.

On the occasion of 115th foundation day, Canara Bank supported and sponsored the cause usnder CSR. Heartfelt thanks to AGM Sh P K Mohanty, Lead Distt Manager Sh Ananad Garg, Divisional Manager Sh S K Mohapatra and Bank Manager Sh Vaibhav ji, Manager Smt Rekha kumari, Asst Manager Ms Reena Prabha, Sh Sewaram for their kind presence , support and sponsorship of Miyawaki project under Corporate Social Responsibility.

Following members of Rise Foundation ( Madhukar Varshney Munish Kundra, Ramesh Mumukshu, @Rajkumar Chauhan , @Deepak Bhardwaj, Madhuri Rawat Varshney, Deepanshu, Pawan Saini, Yogeshwar, Kumar Thapa participated and from BaduSarai village members participated are Manish, Jatin Kadiyan, Mohit Khawdiya, Arun Phore, Rahul, Dishan Kadiyan, Tushar Sharma, Vishu Kadiya, Vikram Sangwan participated.

Seeing the current scenario of Air pollution in Delhi-NCR ,more and more green cover is needed on war foot and for sustainable growth of mankind. Since Dwarka is surrounded by 40% village areas where water bodies are drying and if such forest concept comes into existence, biodiversity can be maintained. Use of specific breed of plants can do wonder in water retention and bringing water table back to satisfactory level.

The project is implemented with the involvement of local citizens and crowdfunded.

Salute to Front-liners during COVID-19

#Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into #acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into #clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings #peace for today, and creates a #vision for tomorrow.”

#RiseFoundation team showed their gratitude and thanks giving to all front line warriors of #CivilDefence by giving #Appreciation#Certificate . We are also thankful to Sh #KundanSinghBisht ji , #ArjunSinghNegi ji, ShP K Singh ji (Warden), Smt Anuradha Ganguli ji (Airforce Veteran) for all the support and for their gracious presence .

Thanks to Rise Foundation members ( Madhukar Varshney, Deepak Bhardwaj, Manoj Kumar, Vikas Gupta, Sachin Bhardwaj, Madhuri Rawat Varshney -Page , munish kundra)for organising this beautiful event.

Vocal for Local – Diwali Mela 2020

On occasion of Diwali this year, RISE Foundation participated in DIWALI Mela at Brahma Apartments, Sector -7, Dwarka on 11th Nov 2020.

We engaged young, local entrepreneur and helped them to have sale of their product direct to consumer.

Support was provided to South Indian lady for Idli/Dosa batter , Farmer to supply Fresh seasonable vegetables direct from #kanganheri village and Diyas from Potter community.

We look forward to support more local entrepreneurs products and services directly to consumer in Dwarka and nearby places.Thanks to all team members of Rise Foundation for supporting the event on short notice.

4th IESA Award for Earth Day Hero to RISE Foundation

The 4th India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) awards for the Earth Day Hero Award goes to Madhukar Varshney from RISE Foundation. A Delhi-based NGO is our Earth Day Hero who has done outstanding work to inspire many urban dwellers of northwest India to do their bit for the environment. They adopted the strategy of ‘Miyawaki Plantation’ to turn an urban space in Dwarka, Delhi, into a forest. This had 4,000 individuals and around 250 households be a part of the process to plant and maintain the grove. The Rise Foundation also showcased easy methods to make earthen pot composters at home as repositories that turn kitchen waste into manure as fertilizer for the urban forest developed.
Congratulation to the winner!!

Madhukar Varshney received the award on behalf of whole team of RISE Foundation.

He got inspired by the severe problem of air pollution and waste management issues in the country ,specially in Delhi -NCR. 

So, he pledged on behalf of team to continue work as an Earth Day Hero to do their bit endlessly and unstoppably to save the environment and mother earth.


#IESAIndustryExcellenceAwards

Thanks to Civil Defence Personals during COVID-19

RISE Foundation’s team salute to Civil Defence Personals for there dedicated work during COVID-19 pandemic.

Civil defence personals continue to play a major role in the capital’s fight against Covid-19 — from manning barricades at containment zones to the doorstep delivery of essentials, the distribution of food at hunger centres, the distribution of ration and the adherence to government guidelines in public buses and metro.

RISE Foundation’s Secretary Ms Madhuri Rawat Varshney felicitated some young boys and girls for there dedication and support at Sector -3, Dwarka office.

#RiseFoundation की Secretary व दिल्ली सरकार की स्कूल मैनेजमेंट कमिटी की Hub Manager Madhuri Rawat Varshney जी ने सिविल डिफेन्स वालंटियर्स DCD के जवानों को कोरोना योद्धा सम्मान पत्र वितरित कर जवानो का साहस बढ़ाया.कोरोना के योद्धा हमारे दिल्ली की सिविल डिफेन्स वालंटियर्स (DCD) ने जो हिम्मत दिखाई है अपना साहस दिखाया है महामारी के इस लड़ाई मे, बहोत ही सराहनीये है, सभी #DelhiCivilDefence के वालंटियर्स बधाई के पात्र है

#risefoundation #civildefence #madhurivarshney #madhukarvarshney