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Conclave on Biodiversity for Everyones Life Held at Miranda House

Conclave on Biodiversity for Everyones Life Held at Miranda House

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Miranda House, University of Delhi organised a Day Long Conclave on the theme Biodiversity for Everyone's Life on 31 August 2018. The Conclave was organised in collaboration with the Manipur based Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). Ujala Mall, participant of the Conclave, shares her experience and learning from this Conclave. The Day Long Biodiversity Conclave at Miranda House was as diverse as is the Biodiversity of India. From photographers to musicians, from scientists to environmental activists, the conglomerate was the most fascinating one. The Chief Guest of the event was Prof. K. Vijayraghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India who shared his scientific understanding of the subject with the participants. He was welcomed by the Coll...
Invite: North-eastern Music Concert for Promoting Unity Amidst Troubled Diversity

Invite: North-eastern Music Concert for Promoting Unity Amidst Troubled Diversity

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Diversity is the backbone of Indian culture and traditions. It is what stands us apart from the rest of the world and the self-governed unity in diversity exhibited by India comes as a big surprise for many, especially those nations with very strict law enforcement agency. But of late, this diversity is being threatened more and more, largely influenced by media or mediated by vested interests who do not want peace and progress of India. The most recent case in this regard is that of the recent clashes in the otherwise enchanting natural landscape of Assam. Its backlash has been the attack on Assamese and other individuals from North-east India outside of the region. Any such attempt at promoting this hate violence is a threat to India as a whole and those who do not understand or appr...
NE Greens Launched to Bring Forth Green Voices from Northeast India

NE Greens Launched to Bring Forth Green Voices from Northeast India

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The Delhi Greens Blog has remained the flagship project of the Delhi Greens organisation and continues to play a key role in disseminating green news and information and spreading environmental awareness among the masses. Filed under the Green Media Network initiative of the organisation, this Blog has been a 'green changemaker ' as well as a learning experience for all of us. And now, in keeping with our mandate to raise environmental awareness and promote sustainable development across India, Delhi Greens is proud and excited to launch NE Greens, as the second project under the Green Media Network. We are proud also because NE Greens is Northeast India's very first portal on Ecology & Environment! NE (Northeast) Greens Blog  is launched as a platform to promote sustainable dev
Dear ‘Mainstream’ Media, Nation “Building” is far from Over

Dear ‘Mainstream’ Media, Nation “Building” is far from Over

Green Alert
20 years of building: The time it took for completing this bridge over River Siang at Passighat in Arunachal Pradesh "When was it ever on the media map?" is how Subir Bhaumik, BBC Eastern India Correspondent and Author of “Troubled Periphery” began the Media Dialogue on North East: Fallen off the Media Map? at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library in New Delhi. The dialogue was called upon to address the query that does the media, described as mainstream, give little space to the North East out of an assumption that readers are not interested?  Or because their marketing departments tell them advertisers are not interested? After him, the series of invited panelists from various media houses including Dibang, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, stressed upon facts and issues such
Media Dialogue Invite on North East: Fallen off the Media Map?

Media Dialogue Invite on North East: Fallen off the Media Map?

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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,...
Save Loktak Lake Campaign Begins in Delhi and Imphal

Save Loktak Lake Campaign Begins in Delhi and Imphal

Green Alert
Lok Sabha MP Dr. Thokchom Meinya (third from left), Govind Singh from Delhi Greens (center), Dr. Irfan Quereshi from Jamia Millia Islamia (first from right) along with other Save Loktak Campaigners at Gandhi Darshan in New Delhi It is one of the largest freshwater lake in India's North-East and hosts the world's only floating island National Park - the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the last habitat of the less than 200 remaining population of Sangai, the brow antlered dancing deer of Manipur. And now, the rapidly degrading and much threatened Loktak Lake has a second chance - a voice at the Center and an echo from the region. On 7th March, 2010, the North East Center for Environmental Education & Research (NECEER), in partnership with a series of organisations, launched an Int...
Invite: Worldwide Save Loktak Campaign at Gandhi Darshan

Invite: Worldwide Save Loktak Campaign at Gandhi Darshan

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Considered to be the lifeline of Manipur state, North-east’s largest freshwater lake – Loktak – is today in a sorry state. Already declared a Ramsar site- a status given to world’s most threatened wetlands, this rapidly degrading lake has a total area of 300 sq. km. It is home to the endangered Manipur brow antlered deer ‘Sangai’ – Cervus eldi eldi and several plant species. Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating national park in the world is situated at the south west part of Loktak Lake. Loktak Lake has been a main source of income and sustenance for inhabitants of the population living around it. However, since the last few decades the lake has been facing all round destructions due to natural as well as anthropogenic activities. Rapid expansion of ‘phumdis’, siltation, p
March 7th, 2010: Save Loktak Lake Campaign

March 7th, 2010: Save Loktak Lake Campaign

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Save Loktak Lake campaigners at India Gate in New Delhi Delhi Greens is proud to partner with the North East Center for Environmental Education & Research (NECEER), Imphal in calling for March 7th, 2010 as a Worldwide Loktak Campaign Day! Being coordinated by NECEER in 20 cities across 3 continents, the day is being marked as a worldwide attempt to raise awareness on the world's only floating National Park - Keibul Lamjao - which is central to the Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in North East India. The Loktak lake has been a main source of income and sustenance for inhabitants of the area. Since the last few decades, the lake has been facing all round destruction owing to both natural and anthropogenic activities. Rapid expansion of ‘phumdis’ (floating islands!!), silta
Book Launch Invitation: Arunachal Pradesh – The Hidden Land

Book Launch Invitation: Arunachal Pradesh – The Hidden Land

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Penguin Books India and Resident Commissioner, Government of Arunachal Pradesh invite interested citizens to the book launch of 'Arunachal Pradesh - The Hidden Land', authored by Mamang Dai. Date: Friday, 8th January, 2010 Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Arunachal Bhawan, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi The book will be released by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India. To confirm your participation, RSVP: Bharthi Taneja: 4613 1411.
Announcing: North East Environmental Youth Movement

Announcing: North East Environmental Youth Movement

Green Alert
Environmental degradation; habitat destruction; pollution; water scarcity; biodiversity loss; depleting forest cover; dam construction and its social implications; social unrest - are few of the issues demanding immediate attention in the North Eastern (seven sisters +1) states of India. Now, with the threat of climate change looming large, the only option is to come together for sustainable development of the region, before time runs out and moshttp://delhigreens.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=2283t, if not, all is lost. The degradation of North East India’s environment and ad hoc “developmental” activities taking place in the region will impact the future generations much more severely than it is impacting the present generation. The future of the youth in the North East i

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