Newsletter - December 2021

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December 2021, Vol.6; No.10

Dear Friends,

The Law of Wasted Effort.

Do you know that lions only succeed in a quarter of their hunting attempts — which means they fail in 75% of their attempts and succeed in only 25% of them.

Despite this small percentage shared by most predators, they don’t despair in their pursuit and hunting attempts.

The main reason for this is not because of hunger as some might, think but it is the understanding of the “Law of Wasted Efforts” that has been instinctively built into animals, a law by which nature is governed.

Half of the eggs of fish are eaten… half of the baby bears die before puberty… most of the world’s rain falls in the oceans… and most of the seeds of trees are eaten by birds.

Scientists have found that animals, trees, and other forces of nature are more receptive to the “law of wasted efforts”.

Only humans think that the lack of success in a few attempts is failure… but the truth is that: we only fail when we “stop trying”.

Success is not to have a life free of pitfalls and falls… but success is to walk over your mistakes and go beyond every stage where your efforts were wasted, looking forward to the next stage. If there is a phrase that summarizes this world, it will simply be: Continue all over again.

The ‘Green Rameswaram project’ started in the year 2014 and since last eight years, we have hardly made any significant progress and so the feeling of failure engulfs us many times. But then such stories – “Law of Wasted Efforts” tells us that “We only fail when we stop trying” and so we continue to try…..

This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
  • Dr.Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes on – COP Explained – Part II
  • Solid waste management work by - Hand in Hand Inclusive Development Services, Chennai
  • Dr.A.Abirami, Programme Officer of the C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center writes about the herbal plant –  Henna
  • Livelihood Opportunities - covers Pasumai group’s activities
  • In Social capital Teertha Poojas, Deepa poojas, Gita Jayanti, regular yoga classes and finally 'Green Rameswaram newsletter’ by the students and for the students of Rameswaram

With best wishes,

Editorial Team
Green Rameswaram Project
Mahabeer Dharmasala
Rameswaram - 623526
Ph: 04573 - 222296(office)
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COP Explained – Part II

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

Dear Friends,

The following timeline captures the significant milestones on the UNFCCC - Conferences of the Parties (COP) [3]. We cover up to COP 17 held in 2011 in this blog. We shall cover the rest in the next month.


Solid Waste Management

Hand in Hand Inclusive Development and Services, Chennai

Door-to-Door Collection and Garbage Segregation:

Irrespective of the pandemic scenario, the green friends continued to serve the community and ensured cleanliness of Rameswaram Municipality. Door-to-Door waste collection and segregation along with street cleaning carried out uninterruptedly.

Source Segregation Demo Programme

Source segregation demonstration programme organized on 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 25th of December at New Street (Ward No. 2), Kattupillayaur kovil Street (ward No.14), Maravar Street (Ward No. 20), Kalavai Street (Ward No. 20), Easwariamman kovil street (Ward No. 21) Chettiyar Street (Ward No. 3) and Earukadu (Ward No.14).

Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)

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

Distribution and Habitat

Lawsonia inermis (L.) is a shrub or small tree of the family Lythraceae. This plant is cultivated in many regions as an ornamental and commercial dye crop. It is mostly found in the tropic, sub-tropic and semi-arid zones of Africa, south Asia and north Australia.

It is a much branched, slender, evergreen shrub or small tree. It usually grows up to 6-25 feet tall. The stems and other branches can be spiny. The leaves grow opposite each other on the stem. Flowers are heavily scented, ovate with white or red stamens. Fruits are small, brownish capsule, 4-8 mm in diameter.

“Livelihood Opportunities”

Green Rameswaram Trust

Indian Bank Account opening process held at Green Rameswaram office

On 21 December 2021 Indian Bank Staff Sister Renuka came down to Green Rameswaram officeto open 6 groups accounts and 11 SB accounts for individual members.

Thus Financial Inclusion was ensured in the process of Account opening. Sister Renuka explained to all the members the process of account opening and importance of being regular in payments and finance.

Social Capital

Green Rameswaram Trust

1.Hara Teertham

On 09 December 2021 Teertha pooja was organized at Hara Teertham. 12 ladies participated in the event.

2.Panacha Teertham

Panacha Teertham Teertha Pooja was organized on 10 December 2021. 13 local members participated.

Green Rameswaram newsletter (Tamil)

For students….
From students ..

16th issue – December 2021