Newsletter - June 2022
Thiruvilayadal Puranam has cited that Lord Shiva himself labored to help old lady Vanthi with the construction of an embankment over Vaigai River, Madurai. The king was not satisfied with the work and beat him with a Pirambu stick. The moral of the story is that even the God comes down for helping the people to conserve the water body.
We have printed the above story as a back cover page to our IInd volume of “Squirrels’ Seva – Rediscovery of Rameswaram Teerthams”. We too are trying to involve the local community in Reviving and maintaining the Renovated Traditional water bodies – Teerthams in the spirit of Kudimaramathu.
This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
- Dr.Sanjay Banerji in his blog writes on a different topic - The Goal of Life
- 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 – Vellerukku (Calotropis)
- Livelihood Opportunities covers SHG activities and E-Rickshaw
- Green Health covers International Yoga day celebrations on 21st June
- Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies – Naraneeya Teertham
- In Social capital - Teertha Poojas, Deepa Pooja, EDII meeting 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)
The Goal of Life
A news clip about Kazakhstan becoming second biggest crypto currency (bitcoins) producer led me to enquire about it. I did some web search at: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1200477/bitcoin-mining-by-country/
Some interesting facts led to this note.
USA, China and now Kazakhstan are the largest ‘producers’ of bitcoins, while African countries indulge the most in bitcoins trade. So, the mighty are once again out, to pump out the last drop of blood that may be available from the gullible.
Solid Waste Management
Door to Door Collection and Garbage Segregation
Source Segregation Demo Programme
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
Status of SHGs
Fish Value Added Training programme
“Revival and Renovation of
Traditional Water Bodies” Naraneeya Teertham
Green Rameswaram Trust
Deepa Pooja at Nambu Nayaki Temple
On June 14 2022, we organized a Deepa Pooja on the occasion of Full moon day. 15 ladies participated in the event.