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Life on Earth

By
Dr.Sanjay Banerji
Founder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business

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Dear Friends,
I am writing to you on this auspicious day of Pongal and Makar Sankranti with the prayers: “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu”. May all beings everywhere be happy.

I plan to share with all of you, how science and spirituality is finding a common meeting ground, as we try to understand how life evolved on our planet Earth. We often hear the call ‘Save the Earth’ but the call must be
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Solid Waste Management

By Hand in Hand, Chennai

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i.    Door to Door Awareness Programme
Door to Door Awareness programme was conducted at Sivagaminagar, ward no: 15 on 26.01.18 covering 108 households.

ii.    Rally Awareness Programme
Voter’s day awareness programme was conducted on 25.01.2018 from West street to Middle Street, 350 No’s participated from Boys School, SPA Girls School & St Joseph
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Nakshatra Vanam

Avittam - Indian Mesquite Tree

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M. Subramanian
Project Officer
C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre
Chennai
Botanical Name: Prosopis spicigera L.
Tamil Name:    Vanni
Sanskrit Name: Shami
English Name: Indian Mesquite

Habitat

The Vanni tree is a medium sized evergreen tree that grows up to a height of 15m to 18m. It has a large crown with branches surmounted by short compressed prickles. It is suitable to grow in different types of soil
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Livelihood Opportunities

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Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep

 

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Tribes India showroom was opened in the evening of January 24, 2018 in our Vivekananda Kendra Office at Sannathi Street, Rameswaram. It was inaugurated by Shri.Omprakash Meena IPS, Superintend of police, Ramanathapuram.  He sold the first product to Shri.Guneswaran, Manager, Hotel Tamilnadu. Then he was felicitated by the Tribes India Showroom Coordinator and the gathering was given Tea and Snacks.
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Revival and Renovation of Water Bodies
Neelakanta Teertham
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Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep

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Neelakanta Teertham Renovation work started on December 28, 2017 and completed on 20th January. Since the Kumbabishekam of Ayyanar Temple near Neelakanta Teertham also coincided there was a greater need to complete the work before Kumbabishekam.  Our Team responded well and completed the major works on time.
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Landscaping and Beautification

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Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep

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1.    Greening of Mangalavanam
Forest Department gave 100 Plant Saplings for Mangalavanam. With the help of volunteers these saplings were planted.

2.    Greening of Abdul Kalam Library
15 Saplings were planted around the Abdul Kalam Library in Rameswaram on 21 January 2018. Librarian will take care of the plants.

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Social Capital

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Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep

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Regular Yogasana classes in the morning and Hindi and English classes in the evening were conducted. Weekly yoga session for Coast guards also continued.   
Apart from regular activities following events took place.

1.    Municipal Secretary Visit to Green Rameswaram Building

Shri.Harmander Singh, Secretary, Municipal Administration visited Green Rameswaram Building on January 14, 2018. Along with him Dr.S.Natarajan IAS, District Collector, Ramanathapuram District, Smt.Janaki Ravichandran, RDMA, Municipal Administration, Madurai and the entire Municipality team visited the Green Rameswaram Building.
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GREEN NEWSLETTER (Tamil) – SRI PARVATHAVARTHINIAMMAN GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL,
RAMESWARAM. Issue No.3 January 2018
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