Newsletter - July 2022
Masaru Emoto of Japan created much interest and debate through his photo-micrographs of water drops in different ‘moods’ and convinced that water is alive – that the boundary between living and non-living is blurred. In his famous book “The Hidden Messages of Water” he wrote – “To understand water is to understand cosmos, the marvels of nature and life itself”. Such a vision helps to see ourselves and our universe differently. It tells that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, words and feelings. He tries to show through these scientific experiments, the healing power of love and gratitude – “As science and spirit unite, resulting in a profound and undeniable quantum jump in how we view our world”
We too are trying to build the “Water Consciousness” among the stakeholders of Rameswaram by involving them in preserving and maintaining the Traditional Water bodies – Teerthams.
This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
- Dr.Sanjay Banerji has started a new series Management of SHGs
- 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 – Vettiver
- Livelihood Opportunities covers usual activities - SHG meeting and E-Rickshaw
- Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies – Naraneeya Teertham
- In Social capital - Teertha Poojas, Teertha Mitra’s meeting, celebration of Guru purnima, Disaster management training etc. and finally 'Green Rameswaram newsletter’ by the students and for the students of Rameswaram
With best wishes,Editorial Team
Green Rameswaram Project
Rameswaram - 623526
Ph: 04573 - 222296(office)
Management - 1
Solid Waste Management
Door to Door Collection and Garbage Segregation
Source Segregation Demo Programme
Four Source Segregation Demonstration programme were organized on 1st, 2nd and 5th of July at New Street (Ward No:15), Kattupillaiyar Kovil and two at Anna Nagar (Ward No: 10).
In this Progaramme, our staff and green friends gave awareness to households in each ward on the types of waste, segregation of waste and the importance and benefits of recycling. A live demonstration on Source Segregation was organized for the public.
Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)
Distribution and Habitat
The plant is a large tufted bunchgrass and can reach up to 1.5 metres (5 feet) in height. The roots clustered; 2 mm diameter; varying colour from cream to light yellow and sometimes even brown colour; and slightly bitter, pungent, and aromatic, grows densely in any soil type.
Status of SHGs
“Revival and Renovation of
Traditional Water Bodies” Naraneeya Teertham
Green Rameswaram Trust
Parasuram Teertham Cleaning was organized by Rameswaram Municipality in Parasuram Teertham. 5 workers participated in the cleaning work.