The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) invites everyone to weekly seminar on 'Katyuris of Uttarakhand: Establishing food regimes in the central Himalayas from pre-history to circa.14CE' by NMML Fellow Dr. Vasudha Pande. Katyuris are the much celebrated Kings of Uttarakhand. The narrative of the Katyuri state marks the shift from pre-history to history --- with copper plates, inscriptions, architectural works and folklore. Despite the great interest expressed in the Katyuri state system, little attention is paid to the most momentous contribution of the Katyuris—the shift to settled, terraced cultivation and the emergence of petty peasant production. Since Uttarakhand as defined today is a specific construct, the presentation will not restrict itself to this geographical unit
Delhi Greens Salutes the brave soldiers, para-military forces, NDRF personnel, locals and everyone else who is risking their lives to carry out rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand. The nation will never forget their brave response.
The Oceanic Group invites all citizens to a Seminar and Panel Discussion on River Rejuvenation & Sustainable Development: Vision 2030. The Seminar will be chaired by Magsaysay Award recipient Rajendra Singh, who is traveling to all states of India and leading the 'Jan Jal Jodo Abhiyan', an initiative to reconnect the communities with rivers and water bodies. Prof. Santosh Kumar, Director, SAARC Disaster Management Centre will Co-Chair the seminar and Mr. Sushil Kumar Singh, MP & Member, Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas will be the Guest of Honour. Date: 25 June 2013 Time: 6.45 pm Venue: Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi Justice Shambhunath Srivastava, Retd HC Judge will deliver Keynote Address while Mr
The BRAI Bill will make way for easier clearance of genetically modified foods and make your every trip to the vegetable market full of doubts. Civil society groups, women groups, organic vendors, farmer groups and political parties are coming together to organise a “Haath Milao Dharna” against the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority (BRAI) Bill. The BRAI Bill is presently with the Standing Committee of Science and Technology for recommendations. Haath Milao Dharna Date: 25th June 2013 (Tuesday) Time: 4 to 6 pm Venue: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi The objective of dharna is to showcase the common man’s opposition to a dangerous move which will risk our health and Environment in a non-transparent manner. The Bill will create a single window clearance system to approve Genetically
The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) is a major initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) for promoting adaptation to climate change through applied and basic research programmes. HICAP focuses on five sub-basins of major Himalayan river systems: two sub-basins of the Brahmaputra and one each of the Indus, Ganges, and Salween-Mekong. HICAP is of the strong belief that journalists in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are often in need of resources (space, time, and means) to support investigative stories on the impacts of climate change and other drivers of change. Consequently, the HICAP grant programme seeks to encourage journalists from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region to report on climate change across the five sub-basins:
Jiah's Mumbai house was full of her cats whom she had rescued. Jiah would always be on the lookout for animals in distress and would work to provide them relief. She will always be remembered for her beauty outside, but also for her beautiful heart, including her compassion for animals.
The Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Programme invites applications from young Indian environmentalists working to protect nature and promote sustainable development. Selected students will be invited to fully funded weeklong study tour to Germany to experience how environmental protection is practiced by people, government and industry there. The study tour will also take to the students to the global headquarters of the Bayer Group in Germany and demonstrate how companies – through product development and responsible manufacturing processes – are contributing to sustainable development. If you are passionate about the environment and are working towards it, all you need to do is to conceptualize and send in your project details to Bayer. You could represent India as a Bayer Young
Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan during the launch of the National Wetland Atlas on the occasion of World Environment Day 2013. Also present during the launch were Member, Planning Commission, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, the Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Dr. V Rajagopalan and the UN Resident Co-coordinator, Ms. Lise Grande.
The environs of Delhi Ridge: now getting infested with polythene and other waste material. The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library invites all interested to a day long workshop on 'Ecology and Society'. The workshop will bring together historians and biologists, conservationists and ecologists, scholars of rivers and forests, animals and coastlines. The reviews of ongoing work will help open up new questions and stimulate a fresh look at old ones. Date: 24 May, 2013 (Friday) Time: 9.00 am Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), New Delhi For long it was assumed that there existed a hard ‘dividing line’ between nature and culture and consequently between the scientific and humanistic disciplines. Scholarship, in recent
The United Nations Environment Programme, UNESCO and Samsung Engineering are teaming up to start a visual conversation in Asia and the Pacific around sustainable development – to engage young people in sustainable actions that results in positive environmental benefits in their local communities through art. To begin with, a digital poster-making competition that captures environmental issues and/or encourages sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water, has been envisioned. The purpose of the contest is to engage youth to share their story of how, in their own capacity, to address environmental issues in their communities or countries. The theme of the Digital Poster-making competition is: Sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water. There are two su