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Sustainable Development Goal - 10

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

This month we shall discuss the 10th Sustainable Development Goal: Reducing Inequality. In this blog, we shall try to explain:

  1. What it is and why is this relevant
  2. What are its indicators and targets
  3. Where do we stand in India
  4. What can we do to support the goal
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Thirumurai/Thevaram songs on Rameswaram

By
C.Rangarajan, Chennai
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Saivite saint-poet Sri Gnanasambanda Perumaan has composed some beautiful hymns on Rameswaram. This comes as part of the 3rd canto of “Thirumurai”, a compendium of devotional songs on Lord Siva.
உரையுணராதவன் காமமென்னும்முறு வேட்கையான்
வரைபொரு தோளிறச் செற்றவில்லி மகிழ்ந்தேத்திய
விரைமரு வுங்கடலோதமல் குமிரா மேச்சுரத்
தரையர வாடநின் றாடல்பே ணுமம்மா னல்லனே
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இராமேஸ்வர தீர்த்தங்கள்

வே.பரந்தாமன் மற்றும்அ.பிரேம்குமார்
ரீச் பவுண்டேஷன், சென்னை
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மனித வாழ்வில் வழிபாடு என்பது ஒரு பகுதியாகவும், அவற்றில் தீர்த்தங்கள் மிகமுக்கிய இட்த்தைப் பிடித்துள்ளது.இந்தியாவில் ஒவ்வொரு கோயிலிலும் ஒரு தீர்த்தமாவது உண்டு. தீர்த்தங்கள் ஆறு, பொய்கை, ஊற்று, தெப்பக்குளம், கிணறு, ஆகியவனவாக உள்ளன. கங்கை, யமுனா, சரஸ்வதி, பிரம்மபுத்ரா, காவிரி, வைகை போன்ற ஆற்று நீர்கள் தீர்த்தங்களாக உள்ளன.இராமேஸ்வரத்தில் 64 தீர்த்தங்கள் உள்ளன. இவற்றைப்பற்றி சேதுபுராணம், தேவையுலா, அக்னி புராணம், வால்மிகி ராமாயணம், ஆனந்த ராமாயணம், பாகவதபுராணம், சிவபுராணம், கந்தபுராணம், மனுஸ்மிருதி, கௌதமஸ்மிருதி, தேவலஸ்மிருதி, மற்றும் பல  புராணங்கள் குறிப்பிடுகின்றன.
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Solid Waste Management

By
Hand in Hand Inclusive Development and Services, Chennai
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Ayudha Poojai Celebration

Ayudha Poojai festival was celebrated at the Agni Theertham Office on 25th October. During the event, Ms. Saraswathi from Vivekananda Kendra, and Municipal Sanitary Inspector and Sanitary Supervisor distributed gifts and sweets to the Green Friends and staff.
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Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)
Siria Amanakku

By Dr.A.Abirami
C.P.R. Environmental Education Center, Chennai
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Distribution and Habitat

Jatropha gossypiifolia L. belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae and is a perennial herb distributed throughout the tropics of the world and the plains of India. It is a weed of degraded pastures, open woodlands, grasslands, riparian vegetation, coastal foreshores, roadsides, wastelands and old or abandoned gardens. It forms a small, spreading shrub with a sparse, open canopy reaching to 1m in height. The plant releases a sticky, yellow, translucent latex when injured.
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Landscaping and Beautification

By A.P.J.Abdul Kalm International Foundation,
Rameswaram
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Landscaping and Beautification

Our partner A.P.J.Abdhul Kalam International Foundation on the occasion of Kalamj’s 89th Birth anniversary on 15th October 2020, launched the tree plantation from Kalam Memorial to Pamban Bridge on both sides of the road. Shri.K.Veera Raghava Rao IAS, District Collector, Ramanathapuram started the planting activity from Kalam Memorial. This year the target is 1000 trees.
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Revival and Renovation of Water Bodies
(Discovering Vetala Varadha Teertham)

By
Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep
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Locating Vetala Varadha Teertham

Locating Vetala Varadha Teertham was not easy. Sister Saraswathi and team took a variety of steps to locate the Traditional water body.

Formalizing the presence of Vetala Varadha Teertham

On 20 October 2020 Sister Saraswathi and Teertha Mitras along with Green Rameswaram volunteers visited Mandapam Panchayat union office and requested the support in locating the Vetalai. The party visited Saathakone village and then they reached Vetalai Oorani.
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Social Capital

By
Green Rameswaram Trust
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Mask Distribution

On October 15, 2020 Green Rameswaram team gave 2000 masks to Shri. Veera Raghava Rao IAS, District Collector, Ramanathapuram on the occasion of late Dr. Apj Abdul Kalam’s 89th birth anniversary at Kalam memorial, Rameswaram.  Shri.Saleem, Trustee, Green Rameswaram Trust gave the masks to the District Collector. Later on Sister Saraswathi gave the entire lot to the District health official Dr. Mahendran. Masks were donated to Green Rameswaram Trust by Camofi medtech private ltd. The masks are Anti Viral, Anti Bacterial and Anti pollution and supported by CAWACH (Centre for Augmenting War against Covid 19 Health Crisis) an initiative of Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India.
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Green Rameswaram newsletter (Tamil)

For students….
From students ..

2nd issue – October 2020
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