Newsletter - February 2020
Sara Parakin of UK observes: Our numbness, our silence, our lack of outrage against the pollution could mean, we end up the only species to have minutely monitored our own extinction. What a measly epitaph that would make “They saw it coming, but had not the wit to stop it happening”.
Green Rameswaram project members do not want to be the silent witness to the degradation happening to Rameswaram Island and so decided to work at different levels to make ‘Green Resilient Rameswaram’ like a Rama’s squirrel.
This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
- Dr. Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes about Sustainable Development Goal - 2
- Shri.C.Rangarajan writes on Tirtha Yatra - Pilgrimage to Holy Places.
- Regular awareness programmes 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 – Adityabhakta (Naikkaduku).
- Plantation of trees as a part of ‘Landscaping and beautification’ by GR team.
- Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water bodies - Amutha Teertham
- Regular events of Social capital and finally a power point presentation on Eco-tourism by Shri.Sridhar.
With best wishes,Editorial Team
Green Rameswaram Project
Rameswaram - 623526
Ph: 04573 - 222296(office)
Sustainable Development Goal-2
This month we shall discuss the most basic necessity for any living being – food, and prolonged deprivation of food leading to hunger. We have seen that the MDG #1 had attempted to address the scourge of poverty and hunger together. Those who framed the SDGs preferred to separate them into two distinct goals, 1- poverty eradication and 2 – feeding the hungry.
Tirtha Yatra - Pilgrimage to Holy Places
Rites / Rituals to be performed before & after Tirthayatra
- The Vayupurana lays out a condition that the Yatra should put on the dress of Karpati – wear a copper ring, a copper bracelet and reddish garments
- Sri Bhattaoji, the commentator states that according to some, the apparel is to be put on by a pilgrim going to Gaya
- Padmapurana and Skandapurana makes the tonsure of the head, an obligatory one (restrictions are there regarding who should undergo this.
Solid Waste Management
Awareness programme in Educational Institutions
Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)
Distribution and Habitat
Landscaping and Beautification
Greening the Taluk Office
Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies (Teerthas) Amutha Teertham
Promoting Eco Tourism – Third Corridor of
Sri Ramanathasamy Temple Rameswaram