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Legend has it that a Pandya king issued an order asking each family to send one person to work on strengthening the banks of Vaigai river. Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a youth and offered to do the work on behalf of an elderly woman. But he dozed off on the banks of the river. On noticing this, the King got angry and struck him with a cane. The blow fell on everyone else, including the King.

VKNARDEP Newsletter

Wolfgang Sachs is an author and research director at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, in Germany. He has been a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is a member of the Club of Rome. He has edited immensely influential book “The Development Dictionary”. In this issue, we have given a few of his quotable quotes.

Green Rameswaram Project Newsletter

The Nari Shakti Puraskar, instituted in 1999 is a way for us to recognize women who have exceeded expectations to challenge the status quo and make a lasting contribution to women’s empowerment. The Government of India confers these awards on individuals and institutions in recognition of their service to the cause of women. The outstanding contributions in the field of women development & upliftment by way of being role models are of primary consideration in identifying the recipients of Puraskar.

Community participation helps in forest conservation efforts

Community participation with support from NGOs and the forest department has triggered successful conservation efforts, as witnessed in many ecologically sensitive areas across the world. In parts of North East India also, local community involvement has enabled the scripting of positive environmental stories, according to Dr Biphuti Prasad Lahkar.

VKIC Foundation Day Celebration 2017

Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) celebrated its 21st foundation day on 31st January 2017 at WM Auditorium, VKIC. The main highlight of the program was the conferring of VKIC Sanmaanee award 2017. Every year VKIC honours a person of repute who has been tirelessly working for the promotion of indigenous faith and culture on its foundation day. This time the award was conferred on Srimad Shyamananda Brahmachari of West Garo hills. The Award carries a citation, memento, shalleng chadar and a sum of Rs 25,000.

VK NARDEP December 2016 Newsletter

We lost a great Gandhian, environmentalist and a water warrior Shri.Anupam Mishra on 19th Dec. 2016. All his life he strived for water democracy.  His two books (i) Aajbhi Khare Hain Talab (the ponds are still relevant – published in 19 languages and sold one lakh copies) and (ii) Rajasthan Ki Rajat Boondein (The Radiant Raindrops of Rajasthan) are guides for all the stakeholders including Govt. Shri.Anupamji’s Hindi was so sweet and poetic that after listening one will fall in love with the language.  Attending his talks or slide presentation was a treat to everyone.

Green Rameswaram Project November Month Report

Golden Temple Amritsar Punjab"Once in a lifetime, everyone gets an inspirational call from God. In a flash, this reveals to us the purpose of our being born.

Forest-Community Interface – a new lecture series under Sanskriti Anveshak

RN Phukan & Sanskriti Anvehak LectureVivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) have started a new lecture series on Forest-Community Interface under Sanskriti Anveshak.

10th Vedanta VachaspatiRadhaNathPhukan Memorial Lecture

RN Phukan & Sanskriti Anvehak LectureIndia has made rapid strides in space research within a short span of time, and we can expect significant breakthroughs in the near future.

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