This story was published in the Oman Observer on April 11, 2023 A typical gathering for iftar is over quite quickly once the fast is broken and the congregation has prayed together, listened to a speech by a senior member of the community, and shared the evening meal, known as the suhour. But the Dawoodi…
Certainly, it might not be a wonder to see various fruits and vegetables grow amid the rugged terrain of the Sultanate of Oman but such initiatives, to convert the mountains into vast vegetation, are quite less.
Notwithstanding the fact that there have been many such initiatives around, a global community with strong, proactive presence in Oman is making headway supporting national initiatives in converting the arid mountainous region into a green haven.
The Dawoodi Bohra community in Oman has initiated a ‘Green Project’ by planting saplings in and around their community centre in Darsait, in commemoration of World Environment Day which falls on June 5 every year.
World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day civic action to engage volunteers across 180 countries emphasising the global waste management issue and its impact on the environment.
This World Cleanup Day, The Dawoodi Bohras of the Middle East undertook multiple cleanup and awareness drives across different locations as part of Project Rise, the community’s global philanthropic arm and in keeping with the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals agenda.