It was a cold Saturday morning on November 30, 2019—the day for the Squad D DeerClean II. However, it wasn’t cold enough for the volunteers of Squad D to put the effort into Corporate Social Responsibility initiative—started last year by Deerwalk wherein a group of Deerwalkers clean a government school with the goal of providing a neat and tidy environment for the students who are in dire need.
For the Deerclean on 16th November, our destination was Adarsha Kanya Niketan Higher Secondary School, located at Mangal Bazar, Patan, Lalitpur. This was my first experience participating as a volunteer for Deerclean. We reached Mangal Bazar at around 7:00 A.M in the morning. All the required equipment like aprons, buckets, mops, brushes, brooms, gloves, and masks were brought to the school.
A day hike was organized by the Hiking club of DSS+2 on November 16, 2019, for Grade XII students. As per the plan, our hike started from Panauti passing through Naya Gaon to Phulchowki and down to Godawari. Everyone was instructed to gather in the Deerwalk Complex by 7:20 am sharp. Our bus left the premises at 8 am with 19 students and 2 teachers.
On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Deerwalk Services Pvt. Ltd. organized its annual picnic at Godavari Village Resort. It was a misty Saturday morning at the height of autumn, and as the Deerwalk shuttles lumbered up a worn-out Godavari street, all of us were already giddy with the prospect of the upcoming excitement. When we reached the venue, a mild sun had risen, and the mist was already fading away. A bunch of outdoor patio umbrellas with tables and chairs spread along with the lawn. A buffet table was also laid out in one corner. We kicked off the most-awaited moment with a small but mouthwatering breakfast of tea/coffee, cookies, and sandwiches—ambrosia for our hungry bodies.
On the 20th of October, 2019 DWIT hiking club conducted a one-day hike to Nagarkot . A total of 17 selected hikers assembled on DWIT grounds to get ready for the adventurous journey to Nagarkot. All of us gathered around DWIT ground around 6:30 am and left the premises at 7 am. Enjoying every moment on the way, we reached Jarsing Pauwa at around 8:30 am where we enjoyed a wholesome breakfast which obviously boosted our energy to another level. Then all of us got ready for hike. Before starting our hike we had a group photo which was undoubtedly amazing.
On September 14, we set out for a hike to Simba Falls. All of us gathered at Deerwalk premises by 7:15 in the morning. At around 7:30, we started our journey. By 8:30 we were already at the Lele Buspark. We had some breakfast in a local eatery. It was drizzling a little while we started traveling through the bumpy and slippery road. After four hours of a long ride, we finally reached the starting point of our hike: Gotikhel, which was somewhere between Bhardev and Manikhel. The sun shined brilliantly, and the weather was just right for the hike.
Fun fact about lele: It consists of temple called Tileshwor Mahadev. And legends has it that if a deaf and dump person drinks water out of the “Saraswati Kunda”, he/she will start speaking. I don’t believe in legends but just the thought of it, made the trip a lot more enjoyable.
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, we, the Deerwalkers of Squad C, got ready for Deerclean. Deerclean is a campaign organized by Deerwalk Services to create awareness about the importance of a clean and healthy environment. This was my first experience in participating in the Deerclean event, and I was really excited about it.
With the excitement and expectation to witness the panoramas of Gaurishankar, Langtang, Ganesh, Annapurna and their wide ranges, We met at Deerwalk premises at 7:45 am. We gathered notebooks, pencils and filled water on our deerwalk bottles. Then we left for Tokha at approximately 8:10 am. We had planned to start hike from Tokha. So we went on micro till Tokha. The hike was quite exploratory as we had no idea how breakfast would be around Jagat Buspark. We had breakfast near Tokha (I recommended not to rely on breakfast near Jagat Buspark. ) and started our hike.
The hike was set to start at 7AM sharp, the heat wave of the summer was leaving us and it was a pleasantly cool day with hints of unnoticeable droplets of rain. Kapil dai had concocted a shrewd plan to make the latecomer be the one to document the event of the day, and needless to say, I was the one who got the low end of the stick. The ensemble of hikers also included 2 guests from the American embassy Mike Mussi and Bruce Keen along with few of us deerwalkers left the premises of Deerwalk off to Changunarayan, around 7:15. On the way we picked up Kamal at Baneshwor and Jeevan dai at Pepsicola(technically Jeevan dai was the last to arrive, so he should be writing this reports, but semantics).