Saturday, July 13, 2019, it was raining in the morning but, looking at the sky, I was hopeful that the day will be brighter and warmer as we had Senior Managers Retreat at Nagarkot. At around 1 PM, Sudeep dai called me to inform that the van was on the way to Baneshwor where I was supposed to be picked up. After 10 mins, the van arrived and the journey began.
Deerwalk Services was never only just about solving Big Data problems. It has been continuously conducting many programs that gives back to the community and one such is DeerClean. About a week before, the formal process for the Deerclean of Squad D began. All employees got invitations and to put their names on the list. 29 people had their name finalised with Gaurab Manandhar as the coordinator. We all were determined to make it successful but yet wondering what and how that Saturday would unfold.
After 3 months of continuous hard work and dedication, we newly born Deerwalk Auto Services entire team decided to plan a team-building hiking campaign. As we know, in Kathmandu valley major hiking trail is within 10 km, just we need to do is pick a direction and move on. In every direction of the valley, you will be overwhelmed by the bewilderment of nature. So it was not so tough job to choose our destination. Therefore, we decided to go for a hike to Mulkharka on 6th of July, 2019. Since it was our first hiking with this team so we all were motivated and reached Deerwalk Complex premises before time.
Balthali turned out to be the best day outing destination for us. The village rests in a plateau with terraced rice fields, beautifully blooming wildflowers, tall pine forests, and traditional houses. The vistas unfold into a charismatic scenario, like a confluence of the heaven and the earth.
Doesn’t matter where you are in Kathmandu, a hike worthy trail is within 10 km. Pick a direction and move on. You will be dazzled by the enigma nature has to offer. So, one doesn’t need much motivation to get going. Therefore, we decided to go for a hike to Bishnudwar on 25th of May, 2019.
Outing to Sukute Beach was my very first outing since I joined Digital Media Lab. I was pretty excited when I had come to know about the trip. It had been a great opportunity for me to join this trip as I got to know the team very well.
With the cloudy environment and the heavy rainfall from the early morning it seemed the hike wouldn’t be made out but with the courage and determination it was explored with beautiful moments.
At 6:30 am sharp, my alarm went off and I was like – ‘ Why should I wake up so early, that too on a weekend to clean some school? ‘. Who knew later it would turn out to be such a heartwarming event.
On May 18th, Saturday, all hikers gathered at Deerwalk complex as planned. All hikers gathered at 6 in the morning and we left the office premises by 6:30. Our first stopping station was Dhulikhel. Reaching Dhulikhel took us about an hour where we had our breakfast.
DEERCLEAN, a great CSR initiative conducted by Deerwalk was started one year before on May 12, 2018. Deerclean is the event where each of the squads from Deerwalk is assigned to clean one of the government schools.