On 2nd and 3rd February 2019 Tunga Trekkers conducted Mountaineering safety workshop at Mahuli with the help of two organizations namely, Durgasakha and Durgaveer.
Durgveer works for the renovation of forts, (Gad-saunvardhan) where they clean up the spaces and old construction on forts like wells, water tanks, temples etc. One of the Durgveer members said, ‘Earlier while doing this work, they never used to think of the safety, but now eventually they have realized importance of the safety and for that purpose they have helped us to organize this workshop.
On 2nd February Saturday, we discusses about basics of Mountaineering safety and why it’s important. Theory was done on the first day and next day we started field training. In this training Vivek Patil gave basic information about all equipment and introduced everyone to different knots of rope which are required to climb and rappel on the mountain. All the 30 members actually climb and rappelled on the wall, this task was possible because of the efforts of Sneha Katkar, Dinesh Keluskar and Rony Almedia.
The responsibility for arranging breakfast and lunch for this camp was given to ladies of self-help group. With this we tried to maintain our basic principle of social commitment.
This workshop ended on happy note. For this workshop all the participants had contributed Rs.500/- each. Out of this an amount of Rs.6000/- was remaining, so with everyone’s agreement this was donated to organization in Beed called Sevashram.
This NGO was founded by Suresh Rajhans, inspired by work of Shantiwan, Beed. It is located at Brahmnath Yelamb, Beed road. It is a home for children of Tamasha artists and destitute workers of Maharastra. The children who are deprived of education and forced to wander with their families; find a secured home and digitally equipped school at Sevashram.
Social awakening needs to be done through tourism and trekking and Tunga Trekkers always try to work towards this principle.