Monday, January 18, 2021

Giving back to the community

Reading Time: 2 minutesHow Ojasvi Pujari, her sister, and some friends cleaned up their local park

Cleanup is fun
Siya Pujari (7-years-old), Sharini (12-years old), Kareena Lad (12-years-old) and Ojasvi Pujari (12-years-old) in action

Civic Park is my favourite local park in Pendle Hill. It’s a great place to socialise, play and simply have fun. I visit it daily and wanted to give it back something for all of the memories and fun I’ve had there. So on Sunday the 28th of April I organised a small cleanup with two of my friends, and my little sister.
I met up with my friends at 10.30am with all of us bringing the necessary equipment, including gloves and garbage bags. We split into pairs to efficiently cover both sides of the park. My friends, sister and I tried our best to clean the whole park including the areas near the fence, the equipment, the benches and the grass areas. We also partially cleaned the road that led up to the station. We almost collected three bags full to the top of garbage.
An hour later we were tired, hot, and sore, but satisfied about the positive job we had done for the benefit of the environment. We were able to give back at least a small amount to the park that we have enjoyed for so many years by just a simple cleanup. I hope more cleanups like this will take place in the future.
I personally believe that it’s not very hard to contribute just a few hours a year, in order to build and contribute to our community and its future.

- Advertisement -

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

lilly singh

WATCH: Lilly Singh’s rivalry with her overachieving ‘cousin’, Kamala Harris

  "Growing up I always got compared to my Indian cousins," shares Lilly Singh, reminding us of those unforgettable sibling rivalries we've all experiences at...
Udaya wentworthville

Reopening after being a COVID exposure site

  "We did not have a clue, because the customer was asymtopmatic." Since the news of popular spots Saravanaa Bhavan and Udaya supermarket being COVID exposure...
meeting op nayyar (1)

Why OP Nayyar continues to be this fan’s favourite musician

  I am an ardent admirer of O P Nayyar’s music. Anyone who knows me well, knows of my love for Indian film music from...

5 powerful poems by the brilliant Javed Akhtar

  A celebrated lyricist and the recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetry, Javed Akhtar's name is synonymous with soul-wrenching, evocative writing.  His...
dog swami video

WATCH: Dog ‘blesses’ devotees outside temple in India

  In a now viral video, a dog stationed outside the Siddhivinayak Temple in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was spotted shaking hands and 'blessing' devotees as they...