Trip to Vansda(Creativity and service)
This was our first ever CAS trip. We went to a place called Janki Van which is a new botanical garden in Vansda village. This botanical garden was under construction so we were
given an opportunity to contribute to the garden, plant trees. This was the first social service activity to which I actively participated in. We were there to help laborer and learn how
to plant trees. We were divided into two groups of 15 people in each group. Both group were assigned different location. Competition between these group who will complete their
My strength was I was able follow instructions correctly. I was able to understand the information which workers were giving. I was able to transport sampling from one place
to another faster without damaging any of the plant samples.
As I was planting trees first time in my life so I had no clue how to plant a tree. The challenge I faced was tearing out the plastic that was covered over the bottom of the plant
was difficult. If I use too much strength I would damage the sample, and If I use too little the plastic won’t tear. This required proper amount of balanced stregnth. Few of my friend
and I used axes to dig in the ground without anyone’s advice because we wanted some more difficult task. I effectively and carefully used axe with the help of one of the worker. It
required great strength and accuracy. I knew I had enough strength but I wasn’t sure about accuracy. Accuracy is difficult to obtain in a short period of time. I overcome this
challenge by communicating with working which was very fruitful. He even demonstrated me how to dig with accuracy. I was able to replicate it to most extent.
We were faster as we worked collaboratively with teammates and we competed other team. Working in a pair alternetively during digging with axe helped us to regain our
strength. It made our taskier simpler and easier.
Major cause for global warming is concentration of carbon dioxide in the enviorment which can be reduced by planting trees. By planting the trees I really felt proud as it will
impact on environment. It will not impact to a very large scale but to some extend it will so I really felt that I fulfill my goals by planting few trees. felt good after helping to plant
After lot of work on this warm day, it was certain that I would try to find shortcuts to finish task faster. I could have improperly buried a plant or skip adding fertilizer, but I was
motivated by how the workers over there put in efforts so I managed to plant trees correctly, in a right manner, by completing all the steps.
It taught me how to be patient, how to not lose temper and not to get frustrated as it was very warm day. I was also able to appreciate the effort that labourer put in to planting the
trees. However I enjoyed planting trees and digging in the ground. I felt really productive because I completed task successfully.