"Citizens Unity Forum (CUF) Panvel, was formed by a group of like minded people". At our beginning only we realised that the people are more concerned about their civic amenities. 3 sq. km. area was ruled by the then Panvel Municipal Council. Irregular water supply, cleanliness, health hazards, open drainage, roads, traffic, transport facilities and many more have disturbed the comforts in life of common man. It was a time to unite and fight for our rights for smooth civic life.
Citizens Unity Forum is known to me from past 17-18 years. Your passion towards the work is unparallel, you make sure that every task you take meetsits logical conclusion, where CUF members and volunteers themselves go , meet the concerned authorities and get the problems of many Panvelkars solved , setting you apart from rest of the NGOs, which rely only on writing letters. Things which we find it impossible are made possible by you. Your fight for meter auto rickshaw and civic issues has made Citizen Unity Forum a household name. It is known to us and everybody that without CUF's follow ups bus service could never have started in Panvel. Continue your selfless service , you will always have my good wishes and support.
Citizens' Unity Forum is very active social organisation in Panvel.
In 2003 United Nations Organisation declared a Sustainable City Programme (SCP) for those cities which could be termed as satellite cities for a big Cosmopolitan City. Panvel and Virar were then selected two cities. Citizens' Unity Forum, Panvel took an active part in this SCP. The areas of this programme were environment, development of green belts and solid waste management by segregating the waste for converting it into manure, reproduce by cycling and fight against global warming. To make this programme successful they organised seminars to educate the people how we can make our city sustainable. A large group of different NGIOs were also brought together to make Panvel a sustainable city. CUF's efforts helped us to bag prizes under Gadge Maharaj Swatchchta Abhiyan consecutively for three years. I wish CUF for better and bright future in their social activities.
It is indeed a great moment among the several activities of CUF. I have observed with great admiration at the voice of CUF over the years for the good of the town and surrounding areas. I am aware of the initiatives you all undertook at Fanaswadi for the sake of ecological and environmental balance and are also proud the way you all invite great personalities to come and share this thought with citizens of ~anvel. My compliments and congratulations to your dedicated team for this wonderful work Wishing you all the best