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
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||Pawar Public school
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