Prem Jain Memorial Trust organised week long celebrations titled Harit-Prem Bharat Mahotsav from January 23 to 29, 2019. A Memorial Address on 28 January 2019 at India Habitat Center (Delhi) was also part of the celebrations. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Dr. V. K. Saraswat, presently member of NITI Aayog and Chancellor, JNU. Padma Shri Architect G. Shankar also graced the occasion. Dr. Prem C Jain is known to be the key architect of the modern green building movement in India. He ushered in a paradigm shift in the way buildings are conceived and designed worldwide. He worked to facilitate India's tall stand in the global green building movement and always aspired for "Bharat to emerge as jagat guru in Sustainable Built Environment”. “It is my h
Sonalika Social Development Society, the CSR Wing of Sonalika International Tractors Ltd. (ITL), the 3rd largest tractor manufacturer of India, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) inaugurated ‘ART is TRY 4 SDGs’, an art exhibition at Indian Habitat Centre to promote SDGs on 2nd March, 2016. The Art Exhibition is showcasing paintings created by students from 17 Delhi schools depicting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by United Nations Agenda 2030. The paintings have been put up for display from 2 to 23 March, 2016 at the Atrium Hall, Indian Habitat Centre (New Delhi) with the underlying objective of raising awareness about the 17 SDGs through the medium of Art. Mr. Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, Sonalika ITL complimented the
Located in Gurgaon, a 500 acre forestland, a complete ecological system in itself, Mangarbani has been the bone of contention between the environmentalists who have been fighting to conserve it, and builders who have been coveting this land to make millions out of it. Date: 21 May, 2015 Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Gulmohar Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi While no-one could deny that the forest was there because it was there for everyone to see, whether the Bani could be defined as a 'forest' became a big bone of contention. The Haryana government's most recent volte face on Mangerbani, saying that this land is not to be classified as forest and cannot be granted conservation status, has once again endangered this sacred land, one of the last surviving patches of gre
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
"Once upon a time...there was this forest of faith. A sacred wood conserved by community traditions; providing shelter to a unique bio-diversity; serving as a crucial water-recharge zone to surrounding brick and mortal civilizations...But then, the concrete jungle caught up with this Sacred Grove. Mangarbani is now a forest of uncomfortable questions... Carrot Films invites all concerned to a World Environment Day special screening of the documentary, "THE LOST FOREST" which narrates and highlights the now threatened status of the sacred Mangarbani forests in the Aravalli hill range. Date: 5 June, 2012 Time: 7 pm Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center Media reports suggest that a large portion of this natural and sacred Mangarbani forest in Aravalli may pave way for a m
Monitoring of Antarctic ozone hole by Global Ozone Monitoring Instrument since 1995 September 16 is declared as the International Ozone Day (International Day for the Preservation of Ozone layer) by the United Nations and is celebrated across the planet as a day for generating awareness on the delicate ozone layer that surrounds the Earth and protects us from harmful solar radiations. Ozone, a triatomic molecule consisting of three Oxygen molecules is a pollutant in the lower atmosphere ("bad ozone") and poses health and environmental risks. However, ozone in the upper atmosphere is critical to our existence ("good ozone") as it prevents potentially damaging electromagnetic radiation from reaching the Earth's surface. The standard way to express total ozone levels (the amount of ozo...
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in association with the Association for Development and Research on Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH) and The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) invites participants and exhibitors for a National Conference on Green Design: Buildings and Habitats during January 7-8, 2011 at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003. The Conference is expected to attract participation from practioners, academicians, policy-makers, builders and experts from India and abroad from the field of Green Buildings. The Conference will be inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Minister of New and Renewable Energy. The main objective of the Conference is to bring together experts, practitioners and stakeholders onto one platform, through...
Though FOOD is a basic, integral part of our life by which we seek to keep ourselves alive, it is something that we hardly give any deep thought to – how is food being produced, by what technologies and with what implications, who is controlling decisions around food production and consumption with what reasons, what role can we play etc., are all questions that we hardly mull over! These are global questions faced by every person who lives on this Planet. Are we walking into neatly laid traps where we cannot exercise democratic choices of knowing and deciding on what we are eating, how food will get produced and what food will get produced and how it will finally reach us? Is this trap a part of the profiteering plans of large multi-national corporations and are we willingly walkin
The two days solar training conducted by Tra International Ltd. at India Habitat Center and supported by Delhi Greens, concluded as a challenge for all those who attended the workshop. The training witnessed as many as 33 delegates from various industrial sectors, who came under one umbrella of concern, responsibility and the challenge to make a mark in solar business and entrepreneurship and lead the green energy market. Tra International Ltd., a growing solar energy consultancy firm, organized its 3rd workshop this year on solar energy to advocate the idea that investment in training for the right audience with the right content and delivery mechanism can be one of the single most significant factor in the success of a transition to Solar Technology. Day one started with a casua
“Solar energy is the energy source which is there forever and at no cost. I don’t understand why we look for anything else for energizing the world”, proclaimed Mr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, CEO of TRA International Ltd. while announcing the upcoming Solar Training program to be held in Delhi for two days. TRA International Ltd. works to advocate the idea that ‘investment in training for the right audience with the right content and delivery mechanism can be one of the single most significant factor in the success of Solar Technology adoption’. Supporting the initiative, Delhi Greens organisation has come on board as the event outreach partner. Talking about the collaboration, Govind Singh, Founder-Director of Delhi Greens said, "An energy policy based on decentralization is the only effic