Volunteer interaction is an important aspect of the Bhumi culture for the smooth functioning of the
projects. Keeping this in mind, another volunteer activity (Knowledge fest and Cultural event) was
organised during the summer break. Another facet of this activity was a workshop for skill
development stress bursting in collaboration with RGITBT, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. The
Fun n Fair activity was conducted at the Bholagiri school, Pune on 9th May 2015. The event was
segregated in 3 sessions;
1. Skill Development and Stress Busting session:
Principal, Prof. Sharma, and other senior Professors from RGITBT, Bharati Vidyapeeth University
were introduced to Bhumi volunteers and kids from the school. Volunteers and kids of Bholagiri
Centre participated in the workshop headed by Dr. Nilambika, Prof. and H.O.D Department of
Plant tissue culture, and her team of students and other lecturers. A small demonstration to
make Bottle Gardens, Test tube Plants, Wax Candles and Handmade chocolate bouquets was
conducted in groups of 10 (Volunteers and kids). Stalls for the items made in this session (Bottle
gardens, test tube plants and Wax candles) were put up for fund raising. The interaction of the
kids with the college staff was the ‘moment of the day’.
2. Knowledge Fest:
For the interaction of the old and new volunteers, a short activity themed as “Introduce Your
Inner Self” was organised next. Volunteers actively participated introducing themselves and also
presented their views on “How to bring about a positive change in the society”.
3. Fun Time:
We had a guitar performance by one of our talented volunteers Vaibhav and a song by Ashwini.
An In-house DJ was active during the entire event, dedications and requests were pouring in
right from the start. The event was also brightened with a game, “Queen of Sheeba”, where in
volunteers and kids were divided in teams and asked to hunt for various things to win.