Group of 11 participants from Bajaj Electricals
worked in Nakshatra garden under the guidance of Dr.Mrs. Diwanji mam & Shri Vivekji Dhuru (Horticulturist)
Group of 40 participants from Third Sunday planted 12 saplings in Nakshatra garden under the guidance of Shri Vivekji Dhuru( Horticulturist) & Dr.Mrs. Diwanji mam.
Bookings now open (Groups of 25 each) for Saturdays & Sundays in the month of May for Sapling Making and other nursery related activities at Kasarvadavli ,Thane as well as MRN, Mulund. Kindly email for dates : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
Workshop on “Honey Bee Keeping” was organised by Hariyali on 17th February 2018 at our Rabale-Tetavali site. Mr. Sanjay Patil from Maharashtra Khadi & Village Industry Board conducted this workshop for about 2 hrs in the morning from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. at the Tetavli plantation site.Total 35 participants including 24 members of Hariyali and 9 students and 2 teachers from Zoology section of Ruparel College attended this workshop.Workshop started with introduction of Mr. Sanjay Patil by Mr. Salaskar, followed by brief introduction about Hariyali activities by Dr. Neelima Kulkarni and Mr. Satish Athlye and then workshop started with demonstration using honey bee box kept at the site. Mr. Sanjay Patil explained various aspects such as types of honey bees, construction details of the box,taking care of box and bees, plantation useful for increasing population of honey bees, life cycle of queen, worker, and drone bees, the way these bees work, etc. Demonstration was followed by interactive session where importance of bee keeping, use of various by products such as royal jelly, bees wax, honey, technique of removing honey without destroying the colony or bees were discussed. This interactive session was very informative. At the end of workshop vote of thanks was proposed by Project coordinator of Tetavli plantation Mr. Gondhale.
It was decided to keep two boxes permanently at our Tetavali site and with the help of Mr. Sanjay Patil Hariyali will support bee keeping activity. and study their changes,(Report by Mrs Neela Salaskar)
Dr.Mrs Neelima Kulkarni chairman of Hariyali Mulund Vibhag presented case study , SWM project of Hariyali , Under the Integrated solid waste management. Seminar organised by Somaiya College in collaboration with Mumbai Metropolitan region environment improvement society. Dated 11th January 2018
Participation by Some citizens, students of environmental science, representatives of TMC, BMC. Hariyali. About 30 participates were there
it was a module of a course – by mumbai metropolitan region environment improvement society –
Capacity development program in environment management.
It was about unique collaboration of MCGM and an NGO,Hariyali.& funder Vyakti VikasKendra India
(Report by Dr Mrs. Neelima Kulkarni )
Twelve students from Jr.college Vidyadhiraj Bhadup participated at MRN on 10th February 2018 time 2-4.30 pm.boys have done excellent job of separating Khas from pot & made 60 plants in small milk bags grate job.
Hariyali conducted nursery activity @Kasarvadvli Thane 21-01-2018
Hariyali coordinator – Avinash Godbole, Rajesh Varsale No of participants – 12
Location Kasarvadavli Nursery Activity conducted in short – Garbage removal, De-weeding, Sapling grouping ,Taking stock of nursery activities, garbage, compound wall,saplings status checked
Vidhyadhiraj jr.college eight students along with teacher Mr.Bhatt on 20 th January participated Shramdan activity conducted by Dr.Mrs S Diwanji & Mrs.Jui Deshpande
- Biocompost pit:- cowdung cake cake powder was evenly spread on the unit.
- Bed prepared and seeds of Papaya,Awala,sitafal were sown and watered them
- cleaned fallen leaves in the area
- cleaned pond area and added water to see any leakage which will be used for lotus.
- Report generated by Dr.Mrs Diwanji
Felicitation of Hariyali by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai “T” Ward
Hariyali was felicitated by the Assistant Commissioner of ‘T’ ward, Mulund, Mumbai Municipal Corporation, on Saturaday, the 30th December, 2017. Hariyali was working with ‘T’ ward for the last three years generating awareness in solid waste management. Under the leadership of Mr.Suresh Patankar & Mr.satish Athalye , Hariyali also successfully implemented bio composting projects in more than 50 societies as well as MCGM “T” ward gardens. This continuous effort is recognized by the Assistant Commissioner, ‘T ’ward, Mulund by giving momentum & certificate.
Mrs. Vibhavari Chande, Jt.Secy. Of Hariyali, Mulund, and Mrs.Geeta Potti, accepted the Award on behalf of Hariyali.
Some society members were concerned about the utilization of generated manure through compost units, Mrs. Vibhavari Chande guided them to utilize the organic manure in society gardens, nurseries, farm houses, or it could be donated to farmers or NGO’s like Hariyali who can utilize the manure effectively.
Marathon Galaxy society was also given ‘Award’ for successfully running bio composting unit. with the assistance of Hariyali Mulund Vibhag, Mrs. Geeta Potti, Member of Hariyali and also resident of the society accepted the ‘Award’ on behalf of Marathon Galaxy society. She advised the audience as to how to segregate the dry waste such as milk -bags, tetra- packs, e-waste etc.
Hariyali looks forward from MCGM for cooperation in New Year.
Felicitation of alliance groups involved in Tetavli Project of Hariyali and VVKI
An informative seminar was organised by Hariyali & VVKI on 22nd December, 2017 at Parmeshwari Centre, Mulund to brainstorm with environment lovers on collective strategy for survival of plants at its Tetavli project and also to felicitate all the alliance groups for their valuable contribution towards this Project. This was done under the guidance of Project coordinator Mr.Ashok Gondhale, Mr.Vivek Chandan, Trustee Shri Suresh Patankar, Secretary Shri Suryakant Apte, Seminar Co-ordinator Mrs. Vibhavari Chande with the help of Seminar Committee members Mrs. Meera Prakash, Mrs. Nita Thakkar and enthusiastic volunteers.
The event started with lighting a lamp by Hariyali’s Founder President Mr. Punam Singavi, Current President Shri Pradeep Lothe, Immediate Past President Shri Satish Aathalye, Secretary Shri Suryakant Apte and Trustee Shri Suresh Patankar.
The arriving members were given information about Hariyali by Mrs. Geeta Balan and Mrs. Aarti Chauhan. Mrs. Vibhavari welcomed the audience followed by a brief introduction of Hariyali and its activities since inception by Joint Secretary Mr. Shrinivas Sathe.
Mr. Suryakant Apte. presented gist of Tetavli Project, Tripartite Agreement, existing situation of Land, planning of the project,how we were coordinating with nature lovers for participation, work carried out as on date, how we are using water course for watering the plant throughout the year, etc.
Mr. Satish Athalye then pointed out the nature of aftercare which comprises of removing grass using four grass cutting machines, removing unwanted branches of plants, using manure, watering the plants by using submersible pumps from water course, the over head water tanks installed top of the hill and its importance for the survival of plants.
Dr. Neelima Kulkarni, Chairman of Hariyali – Mulund, presented the interim report stating the work done at Tetavli and also listed the participatory members which included corporations like Galaxy Surfactant, Crisil, MIAL,Bank of New York,DHL, schools and colleges like Pawar Public School, ICT college, Ruia College, Pillai College and many more nature lovers. After a tea break of 10 minutes.
Mrs. Vibhavari Chande, Joint Secretary of Mulund Vibhag threw light on the financial scenario in relation to seven years’ estimate of entire project. Mrs.Vibhavari Chande appealed to finance hariyali’s Manmade Forest at Rabale-Tetavli,
Mr. Ghatkal, representative of VVKI, stressed on the need and importance of man-made forest in urban areas.
Mr. Pradeep Lothe ended the presentation by discussing the plan of future activities and the way ahead in 2018-19.
The alliance groups and their representatives were then felicitated with a certificate, 1kg of organic manure (made from Hariyali’s home project of solid waste management by collecting Mulund’s market waste and converting it into bio compost) and a Tulsi plant in an environment friendly bag.
A panel discussion was then conducted chaired by Dr. Neelima with experts like Mr. Apte, Mr. Athalye and Mr. Ghatkal who discussed various issues related to the environment. An interactive Q & A session was also encouraged for which many from the audience voiced their queries which were satisfactorily answered by the panel. Audience expressed their appreciation for Hariyali’s efforts towards the society and also shared their memorable experiences of having worked with Hariyali in the past and their wish to continue doing so in the future as well.
Mrs. Amruta Iyer, daughter of life member Mrs. Meera Prakash, residing in London, who was highly impresssd by Hariyali’s work made an instant donation of Rs. 25000/- towards this project. The seminar ended with a vote of thanks by Mrs. Meera Prakash, for all the members involved in making the event successful.
Session was concluded after Tea and snacks.
Following participants were felicitated
|3||CGI information systems|
|6||Rotact club Thane|
|7||Pawar Public school|
|9||Satyaa sai seva sangh|
ECO TOUR AT Keshav Shrusti, Meera-Bhayandar
On 17th December, 2017 (Sunday) an eco-tour was organised by Hariyali to Keshav Shrusti, Meera-Bhayandar. 27 members including Hariyali volunteers and nature lovers enthusiastically participated in this one day trip. After snacks The tour guide showed them a variety of medicinal plants 1) Ratan Gunj 2) Kadamb 3) Adulsa 4) Rakta chandan 5) Kailash pati 6) Aamla 7) Behda 8) Hirda 9) Ghost tree 10) Kanchan 11) Aapta 12)and many more and gave them useful information about their uses in day-to-day life. he has given the information how they save the cows,then we visited Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodhini center, which trained the youth to become successful leaders in the future ,he has showed the video for information various activities, seminar, taken to trained the people, their library which can be used by any student who is perusing higher education.
After lunch, we have introduced our self, our interest and how we joined Hariyali ,Howwe can help environment through Hariyali an interesting brainstorming was conducted under Hariyali’s president, Mr. Pradeep Lothe on the activities to be planned by Hariyali in future. Mrs Salaskar and will be help in SWM and son of Mrs. Majula will help in designing website. People also purchased various Ayurvedic products and saplings , while the children enjoyed themselves around the lake. They returned in evening with their memorable tryst with nature.
Special thanks to Mr.Nakhava,Mr.Nitin Khare,Mrs Vibhavari Chande for conducting eco tour.