Our StoryJourney of a thousand miles starts with a single step!
Praveen Kumar Anand, had moved to Pune from the National Capital Region attracted by Pune’s much milder climate and greener surroundings. He however was shocked to see the state of this forest patch close to his home. He was moved by the orphaned saplings, buried under debris and trash so started taking care of them. It was hard for him to bring water everyday from home but he persisted.
Months went by as he pleaded with people to help to no avail but gradually things changed, first a single person joined him, then another and then gradually it became a citizen’s movement. With years of immense hard work and care behind it, today the same forest patch stands transformed into a pristine forest full of native trees and birds aptly called “Anandvan” .. the forest of Joy!
The journey of “Anandvan (the forest of Joy)" started !
Anandvan Mitra Mandal(AVMM) became Anandvan Foundation (Indian Non-Profit Organisation).
Journey of reviving and conservation of forests in urban areas continued and so far 115+ Acres Forests have been Revived.