An Invitation for Interactive seminar on Forest Development


Dear Madam / Sir

Subject: Interactive seminar on forest development

Hariyali, a Thane based NGO working for environmental protection development and awareness  is organizing an Interactive seminar on the given subject. Details are as under.

Date     :           Saturday 22nd November 2014

Time    :           9.30am to 1.30pm

Venue  :           3rd floor Hall, Saraswati secondary school (Marathi medium)                           Gokhle Road, Naupada, Opposite Malhar Cinema,   Thane (W) 400602

You have been participating voluntarily in Hariyali’s activity out of your zeal for nature. Now is the time to expose ourselves to a scientific / systematic approach towards nurturing forests.

Hariyali is pleased to inform all nature lovers that renowned authorities will be taking part in seminar, the topic covered in the seminar shall be mainly related to Forest development and specific subject of “tree”.

Program Schedule

9.30 to 10.00   :           Registrations  [spot registration Rs. 50/-  including Tea & High Tea ]

10.00 to 10.15 :           Introductions and felicitation

10.15 to 11.00 :           lecturer  –  Mr. Mahesh Sabne will address to participants on                                                “What is Tree” and “What is Forest”

11.00 to 11.15 :           Tea  break

11.15 to 12.15 :           Lecture  –   Mr. Rajendra Bhat on  “Man made Forest” and                                                    “Conservation of natural resources”

12.15 to 12.45 :           Dialogue with Mr Rajendra Bhat and Mahesh Sabne

12.45 to 1.15   :           Panel discussion and concluding remarks

1.15                 :           High Tea

You are requested to participate actively in seminar and help Hariyali for future activities.

Secretary                                                                                                        Co-ordinator

Suryakant Apte                                                                                              S M Sathe

9869184995                                                                                                    9819098978

Hariyali has organised a Seed Collection Drive and a Trek At Munda Dongar

Hariyali has organised a seed collection – cum – trek to Munda Dongar on 4th May 2014.

This site is off Ghodbunder road, approx. 14-15 km. from Thane station. There is plenty of public transport available. All the ST buses starting from Thane station heading towards Borivali, Bhayander, Vasai are suitable. In addition, there are BEST buses route no. 700 or 700AS, TMT buses for Borivali and Mira Road, Mira Bhayander Corporation buses all available at Thane station. One should be able to get a bus in less than 10 minutes. The stop to get down is either “Coca Cola Depot” or adjacent “Kajupada”. Buses usually take around 25 minutes from Thane station to destination stop. Likewise there would be buses from Borivali heading towards Thane with same-named bus stops. This route also takes around 25-30 minutes.

We should be present at these stops at 7.15 AM positively.There would be some seed collection at the base of the dongar followed by trek during which, also, seed collection would take place.
Trek to Munda Dongar takes about 25-30 minutes when taken non-stop and is through dense forest with a climb of about 600 ft.

Please note following pre-requisites. Everyone should
1. Wear attire covering legs and arms to the extent possible. Avoid Bermudas, shorts etc.
2. Wear appropriate footwear. Avoid chappals.
3. Carry at least 3 polythene bags for collection of seeds.
4. Carry large bottle of drinking water.
5. Carry one-time snacks for self.
Camera is optional (but the site is picturesque).

Please inform number of participants in this event at the earliest for planning. Optimum strength would be 15 nos. Therefore early enrollment is recommended.
P. S. Lothe 9821250725

Schedule of Activities at Bhawale Lonad Forest Site, June July 2014

Dear All

\We have given the link below for the schedule of activities to be carried out at Bhawale Lonad site for the period June, July 2014. We request all Nature Lovers as well as organisations to book their dates on the schedule. All correspondence for reserving the dates shall be only through E-mails. Hariyali shall in return confirm the dates alloted to you. Please do mention the Number of Participants as well as the contact details of the co-ordinator while writing to us ONLY ON mailto:;</a>—–

Calender for the months of June July 14



At the end of 5 years of committed efforts of all the people associated with Hariyali, look at what is there now to be proud of at Bhavale-Lonad site.

Following species of birds, animals, butterflies and insects were observed in a small span of two hours by a team of only three persons!!!

“Went to Bhavale plantation Hariyali site on Sat- 16 Nov 2013 – Following is the observation Report.”
 Observers:Shyam Ghate, Punam Singavi, Anil Kunte-
Duration:from 8am to 10am
Birds — 
1) Rose-ringed Parakeet- 1
2) Spotted Dove – 1
3) Laughing Dove – 2
4) Red Vented Bulbul- 2
5) Red whiskered Bulbul- 1
6) Jungle Bush-quail – 2
7) Pea-fowl- — marks 
8) White throated King-fisher- 1
9) Long-tailed Shrike- 3
10) Black Drongo- 1
11) Common Stone-chat- 1
12) Paddy field Pipit- 1
13) Jungle Babblers- 8
14) Jungle Prinia-1
15) Ashy Prinia- 2
16) Black-kite- 3
17) Shikra- 1
18) Booted eagle- 1
19) Common Myna- 5
20) Barn Swallow- 10
21) Brahminy kite
22) Barred buttonquail

Butter flies-
1) Spotless Grass yellow
2) Common grass yellow
3) Zebra blue
4) Gram blue
5) Common cerulean
6) Danaide egg fly
7) Common Tiger
8) Plain tiger
9) Emigrant
10) Psyche
11) Blue Tiger
Dragon flies
Damsel flies
Grasshopper DSF
 Honey-bees comb ( Aagin madh Mashya)
In the small water pond-    Common Tichering Frog- 15

Respected Shri Tilak Sir, Hariyali Parivar is proud of you!!!

Dear visiter  of Hariyali site
Here is something we are all proud of.
Our Vice President, Shri A.G. Tilak has been chosen as one of the Awardees for ‘Thane Bhushan’ for 2013 by the Thane Municipal Corporation.
The Award shall be given at the hands of the Mayor of Thane on 1st October 2013 at 2.00 p.m. at the Gadkari Rangayatan.
Our hearty congrats to Shri A.G. Tilak.
Ajit Deshbandhu

Such Comments lift up moral of Hariyali Volunteers

Dear All,

Note what Kailas felt after working for few hours with Hariyali


I really thankful to my company Hexaware Technologies for given an opportunity to visit Hariyali initiative.

When we reach there four-five Hariyali volunteers were there. They had great dedication for this project. They all are of my grandpa’s age but they were really act as power boosters for us.

Hats off to the spirit of hariali members.”