Thuvakkam – Be The Change

Newsletter Edition: Vol 3. Issue 06 – June 2022

It is with great pleasure that we are meeting you this month. Thuvakkam has made great strides in the month of May 2022 in terms of events as well as an organization. Thuvakkam has always taken up projects with sustainability in mind, and this month is a new venture in Green Energy. Thuvakkam has installed solar street lamps and blinkers in Irungatukottai to brighten the future. Thuvakkam has also moved into a new office space, and restarted change activities in Hyderabad. Read all about it!

A New Home

Thuvakkam has moved into a new office space as of May 8th, 2022. A larger office to accommodate the growing team and expanding projects. The ceremony was attended by the family members of Thuvakkam directors, an occasion filled with memories and hope. Mr. Bharathi Tamizhan (Editor – The Hindu Tamil) inaugurated the office space with a ribbon cutting. Mr. CK Kumar released the Annual Report of Thuvakkam for the year 2021-2022, and Mr. Bharathi received the first copy. Thuvakkam’s partners, mentors, gardeners & caretakers, and well-wishers also graced the occasion.

Read the Thuvakkam Annual Report here

Change Happenings

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Spotlight of the Month

Urban forestry in Hyderabad

Thuvakkam has so far created and maintained 32 forests in Tamilnadu. The Urban Forestry project following the Miyawaki technique has found great success in creating oxygen banks and bio-diversity pockets in the concrete cityscape. Thuvakkam took this project across the borders to Gachibowli, Hyderabad to set up a forest in the shared capital city.

Working in collaboration with SAHE NGO (Society For Advancement of Human Endeavor) and the Blue Hyderabad project, Thuvakkam planted 1200+ saplings at Kudikunta lake. Backed by Firstsource, Thuvakkam will maintain the forest for a period of 2 years, with regular watering, maintenance and taking care of the saplings. The project is a new venture for Thuvakkam in familiar grounds. Thuvakkam has restarted the efforts in Hyderabad after 2017. 

Thanks to the Firstsource team, SAHE, and especially the volunteers who turned up on a Sunday morning to make the city greener.

Change Moments Captured

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Wall of Praise

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts”

                                                                                                                    ~ Henri Fredric Amiel


Thank you for helping in the successful implementation of the Urban forest at Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

~Karthik Shivaa

Change Activist



Volunteer of the Month

May 2022

Change Crusader

Suriya M

Suriya M

Coordinator of the Month

May 2022

Social Media Change Impacts