Newsletter - June 2023

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June 2023, Vol.8;  No.04

Dear Friends,

World Environment Day 2023 was a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matters. The steps governments and businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are not adequate. It is time to accelerate this action and transition to a circular economy.

The Green Rameswaram Trust is working on a “Detailed project report on Plastic Pollution in the Gulf of Mannar region” through our associates Hand in Hand Inclusive Development Services, Chennai. The project started in the month of January and during the survey we found 85 hotspots in Thookuthukudi and Ramanathapuram district. The situation is really frightening. The entire marine life is in danger, and plastic is already coming to our plate through the fish we eat. We will come out with a detailed report in the coming months along with the possible solutions.

This month’s newsletter has the following highlights:
  • Dr.Sanjay Banerji continues his blog on “Financial Accounting-9” for SHG members
  • Usual work carried out by Hand in Hand Inclusive Development Services in Solid waste management
  • Dr.A.Abirami, Programme Officer of the C.P.R. Environmental Educational Center, writes on the herbal plant –  Thanneer vittan Kizhangu (Shatavari)
  • Revival and Renovation of Traditional Water bodies covers Bhairava Teertham
  • In Social capital - Teertha Poojas, International Yoga day celebrations, Webinars, Green transport 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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Financial Accounting - 9

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

Debits and Credits - The Language of Accountants

Bala Sir welcomed Vaishali and her team with a broad smile on his face. He said, “Today, we are going to discuss a very important topic - The Language of Accountants. All of you have seen the importance of keeping correct record of all transactions, very carefully for running a business. A real business runs into hundreds of thousands of transactions almost daily. Therefore, the accountants have devised a fool proof system, to ensure that the transactions are recorded faithfully.


Solid Waste Management

Hand in Hand Inclusive Development and Services, Chennai

Source Segregation Demo Programme

Everyday door-to-door waste collection and source segregation along with street cleaning were carried out uninterruptedly. Two Source Segregation Demonstration programmes were organized on 9th and 25th at Nethaji Nagar Ward-18 and South car Street-Ward-15 respectively. Around 11 residents got benefited through these Progarammes. Our staff and Green Friends conducted 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)
Thanneer-vittan Kizhangu

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

Distribution and Habitat

Asparagus racemosus is a widely occurring medicinal plant belonging to the family Asparagaceae. This species is found abundantly in subtropical and tropical regions of India, Asia, Australia and Africa. It is also found up to an altitude of 1500 m in the subtropical Himalayas.


“Revival and Renovation of
Traditional Water Bodies”
Bhairava Teertham

Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep

Bhairava Teertham, located in the Pamban area of Rameswaram, holds significance and is considered sacred by devotees for various reasons. Bhairava is a sea based Teertham and is located just opposite to Kala Bhairava Temple. Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep decided to have a good platform near the sea side so that people can perform rituals comfortably.


Social Capital

Green Rameswaram Trust

Teertha Pooja

Local stakeholders have started taking interest in maintenance of Traditional Water bodies – Teerthas as well as doing monthly pooja at site. Our Teertha Mitras, E-Rickshaw drivers, Yoga participants, SHG members and general public is getting involved and the effect is seen by having Teertha pooja at 31 places with 314 attendance.


Green Rameswaram newsletter (Tamil)

For students….
From students ..

34th issue – June 2023