The room at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library was filled with carefree laughter and giggles of innocence as we stepped in to meet some of the future generation of our nation. Invited by the Children Resource Center to conduct a workshop and brief the children attendants on the issues of water, Delhi and the River Yamuna, the first challenge that came was not ‘Yamuna’ but their understanding of water as a natural resource. A simple demonstration was carried out by placing three types of water in three different containers: clean, polluted and mineral. The amused kids then started throwing many interesting questions even before we could get them to answer to the planned interrogations we intended to do. They cleverly differentiated the types of water in the three containers – on
The real challenge starts at the end. And the preparation that went in to come to such an end is indeed praiseworthy. Over hundred delegates turned up to face the challenge Delhi is in and took a stand against climate change. Harnessing the beautiful minds of the youth were prominent figures working on environmental issues across different fields in the city. The carbon map of Delhi highlighted for the first time in public by its author Dr. Chirashree Ghosh, Asst. Professor in Delhi University, raised the temperature of the summit on the first day. The youth got a guiding map on how the city suffers at the hand of the climate change causing agent ‘CO2’. The second day brought forth what many delegates termed as the most exciting part of the summit, an ‘open discussion’ regarding var
“I am here because I haven’t seen any stars in Delhi,” a simple statement from Parth Joshi, one of the delegates who attended Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010, gave an in-depth meaning to the summit’s aim and objective. To be a ‘change’ in the context of utilizing existing awareness and knowledge on environmental issues of Delhi was the foundation, based on which the two days youth summit was conducted. Another delegate, Nishant Bhaskar, Asst. Manager with Maruti Suzuki, shared his general interest on environmental issue. He said, “I am here because of personal reason. I am really passionate about the green cause. In fact, I dream of starting my own venture few years down the line. As of now, I want to understand what’s being done in Delhi to address the environmental problems. I
The urban biodiversity group at DYSoC 2010 The first day of “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC)”, witnessed a new phase in the environmental movement among the youth in the city. The youth who attended the summit meant and were ready for action. Without doubt it’s the youth who will inherit the city and with doubt and uncertainty around, they are debating their future. Throughout the day the delegates comprising school/ college students and young professionals kept their energy levels high to drive home their concerns and derive solutions to many of the pressing environmental issues the city is facing. The day started with a panel discussion with Dr. Chirashree Ghosh (DU), Gaurav Gupta, Jaimala Iyer and Madan Mohan. The Carbon Map of Delhi was the attraction of the day. Shar
Delhi Greens, with support from the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) and Oxfam India, in partnership with the South Asia Network for Social & Agriculture Development (SANSAD), Global Climate Campaign (GCC), North East Center for Environmental Education & Research (NECEER), India Action Network, Center for Climate Justice & Equity (CCJE), YouthV and several other groups invite you to the Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2010. DYSoC 2010 will be a two day event to be held on the 5th and 6th of June, 2010 in the Auditorium of India's first PM's residence at Teen Murti House. The place is a stone's throw from both the residence of the President of India and the Parliament of India. (Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat). Delhi, the seat of power of the world's la
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has", a famous quote by Margaret Mead has been the inspiration to many beautiful minds and heroes in the society. If you belong to this group and if your mind agrees to such calling in Life, we welcome you to join us and Vote for Green. Delhi Greens is thrilled to announce its upcoming two days action packed event “Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 (DYSoC 2010)”. We are hopeful that our blog readers and contributors, who have been with us all through this time, will once again join hands with us to achieve what the summit purposes. DYSoC 2010 will be an action oriented and solutions based event for the greens of Delhi. The first ever Delhi Yo
The young generation is indeed going more for green action and without doubt the movement is getting diehard response from many. Delhi Greens' call for the Summer Online Internship Programme (SOIP) on May 05, 2010 amazingly witnessed a wave of interest from a large number of youth and young professionals from across the city as well as from all parts of country. The internship will be for a period of two months starting between May 10th and May 20th (now May 26th). The first phase of the program will engage the youth from Delhi, in helping green India and in creating more responsible, aware and smart citizens. They will be involved in the upcoming Delhi Youth Summit on Climate, 2010 as the first exposure to Delhi Greens working structure. The interns will be trained in understanding the...
Mother Nature, as Gaia--the Greek Goddess or our very own 'Dharti Maa' personifies the entire ecosystem of Planet Earth. Mother Nature is always working to achieve and maintain harmony, wholeness and balance within the environment. Mother Nature heals, nurtures and supports all life on this planet, and ultimately all life and health depend on Her. In time, Nature heals all ills. This Mother's Day, as you do those small things for your mother, that cannot even come closer to repaying for all that she's done for you, also give a thought to Mother Earth. To all that she's given to you and to all that you are taking from her. And spend a moment to ponder up on how good a child have you been to her. This Mother's Day, make sure you take responsibility and then live up to it. A ve
The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) in collaboration with Shanthigiri Research Foundation, Delhi Division invites concerned citizens for a two-day National Workshop on “Sustainable Development: Building Alternatives” at the Auditorium, NMML on 21-22 April 2010. Date: 21st and 22nd April, 2010 Time: 9.30 am onwards Venue: Auditorium, Teen Murti House, Teen Murti Lane, New Delhi - 110011 The underlying objective of the conference is to bring together on a common platform the scientists, social scientists, policy makers, government institutions, NGOs and activists engaged in developing environment friendly technologies and methods in the areas of agriculture, water harvesting, transportation and energy with a view to provide wide dissemination of innovative tec
Or, why does the media give so little space to this vast region? The Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP), in association with the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), invites interested individuals to a panel discussion on whether the mainstream media is neglecting the North East at the nation's peril. Date: March 31, 2010 (Wednesday) Time: 10.30 am to 1.00 pm Venue: Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi Topic: North East - Fallen off the Media Map? The panelists have been specially chosen to bring out the diversity of the North East: Subir Bhaumik, BBC Eastern India Correspondent and Author of "Troubled Periphery" Geoffrey Yaden: Owner-Editor, Nagaland Post Pradip Phanjoubam: Owner-Editor, Imphal Free Press R S Pandey,...