Conventional is what he doesn’t look for in life….attracted to nature…and in love with environment. Asked him what his ideal way of spending Valentine ’s Day and without a blink of his eyes he will tell you, “Visiting the Yamuna, walking in the Delhi Ridge …” That’s the man behind Delhi Greens, Govind Singh. As an answer to my question whether he believes in celebrating birthday, he replied saying ‘life is too big a thing to be celebrated just a day ….it needs to be celebrated each day’.
But a day like today in all days of the year can be counted worthy enough putting a blog post celebrating the man who gave birth to this blog. The struggle to save trees in north campus Delhi University where he was pursuing his masters resulted in a beautiful outcome, the very platform I take the pride of writing this on.
Govind Singh is currently a PhD Scholar in the University of Delhi. After graduating in Plant Sciences, he pursued his Masters in Environmental Studies from the School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi. His contribution towards bringing a change among the youth is highly commendable. He has bridged the gap of duty and responsibility so well and encouraged many young people to work for the environment before it’s too late. He has considerable experience in organising local as well as global action on climate change and his areas of interest and expertise range from Urban Ecology, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation, Gender Studies and Disaster Management. Govind is a Climate Project presenter and co-founder of the Center for Climate Justice & Equity.
His vision and passion for environment has drove Delhi Greens to many heights of success and people who have been associated with the organization are all witnesses to it. Delhi being his first love has reaped many benefits when it comes to its environment. He has given birth to many beautiful ideas and concept like the Delhi Urban eco-tour. A lot can be said about him and many things could be ascribe to him but one thing that definitely suits him will be “Unconventional”.
So, here is a tribute to him, an unconventional way of wishing him “happy birthday”. A written wish and a silent honor to the one who deserves all the very good things in life and a bright successful future!!