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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.

Green Rameswaram December Newsletter

Shri.Satish Kumar famous editor of Resurgence and Ecologist writes “Wholeness and harmony are the foundation stones of a new world view”. My existence is a network of influences. I exist in a web of relationships: in reciprocity, mutuality and community. I am because earth, air, fire and water are. I am because my parents, my teachers and my friends are. I am because Buddha, Krishna and Christ are: they are part of my thinking. Shakespeare is, therefore I am. Beethoven is, therefore I am. Van Gogh is, therefore I am. Gandhi is, therefore I am. You are therefore I am.

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.

From Food Security to Distorted values of Modern Science

Sir Albert Howard was the founder of the Organic farming movement. Incidentally, he worked for 25 years in India as an agricultural investigator. His 20 page booklet ‘An Agriculture Testament’ covers everything you need to know about organic agriculture. In this issue, we have given a few of his quotable quotes on the subject.

Shri.N.Krishnamurthi covers the related topic of ‘Food, Diet, Nutrition and Food security’ by way of dialogue between the Ostrich, Parrot and Swan. 

Green Rameswaram Oct - 2016 Newsletter

In 1854 Chief Seattle gave a stirring speech about the sanctity of the land and the need for careful stewardship of it.

From Philosophy of Development to Happiness Analysis

“I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest is details”. This quotation by Albert Einstein puzzled many. However, Einstein  was pantheist – worshiper of all Gods. He may not have believed in any conventional notion of God. But believed that “a spirit is manifested in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly  superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble”.

VKNARDEP this September 2016 Newsletter

Albert Einstein has talked in his own style of real liberation.

Rameshwaram goes Green

Green Rameshwaram” is an initiative of Vivekananda Kendra under its Natural Resources Development Project (NARDEP) activities. As a catalytic agent, Vivekananda Kendra has brought the stakeholders together through networking to join hands in this transformation. It reinforces the belief that true development happens only when it is holistic and sustainable.

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