Newsletter - December 2020
The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need
This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
- Dr. Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes about Sustainable Development Goal– 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
- Shri.Rangarajan, Chennai writes on Thevaram related with Rameswaram.
- Solid waste management work by - Hand in Hand Inclusive Development Services, Chennai.
- Dr.A.Abirami, Programme Officer of C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about the herbal plant – Gokshura (Nerinjil)
- Revival and Renovation of Traditional water bodies – Ariya Nachiyar and Gaja Teerthams by Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep
- Regular events for building Social capital and finally
- 'Green Rameswaram newsletter’ by the students and for the students of Rameswaram.
With best wishes,
Green Rameswaram Project
Rameswaram - 623526
Ph: 04573 - 222296(office)
Sustainable Development Goal - 12
This month we shall discuss the 12th Sustainable Development Goal: Responsible Consumption and Production. In this blog, we shall try to explain:
- What it is and why is this relevant
- What are its indicators and targets
- Where do we stand in India
- What can we do to support the goal
Thirumurai/Thevaram songs on Rameswaram
Glory to Lord Siva, who is worshipped in southern region (தென்னாடுடைய சிவனே போற்றி!)
Saivite saint-poet Sri Thirunavakkarasu Perumaan has composed wonderful hymns on Rameswaram in lilting Tamil. This comes as part of the 4th canto of “Thirumurai”, a compendium of devotional songs on Lord Siva.
Solid Waste Management
Provision of Sanitary Kit
Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)
Distribution and Habitat
Revival and Renovation of
Traditional Water Bodies
Ariyanaatchi Teertham Completion
Ariyanaatchi Teertham was completed during the month of December 2020. We started the work just before Covid 19 Lock down and could complete only by December 2020. The paints both white and kavi were supplied by our Chairman Shri.Ravi Sam through his paint company – Titan Paints and Chemical Ltd. In fact, we have used the paints supplied by him to all the 34 renovated Teerthas.
Green Rameswaram Trust
Bhagavad Geeta Jayanthi
On 25 December, 2020 Geeta Jayanthi was organised by Vivekananda Kendra NARDEP at Green Rameswaram Building. Many children participated in the programme.
Children participated in the cultural programme by dressing like Krishna, Radha and Aandaal etc.
Shri.Sarvathamananda from ISKON, Rameswaram was the chief guest. He gave a very nice talk on Karma yoga and advised the audience to surrender to Lord Krishna so that he will give strength to solve all the problems.