Vatavaran’s Public Awareness Campaign
All of us have a right to experience the tranquility and natural ambience of places where no man made sounds pierce the ears, where the air is still fresh, water is still clear, and garbage dumps have not overpowered the natural smells of the seas, the mountains, the pines or the wild flowers. Yet, with this right comes the responsibility of ensuring the safeguard of that environment and the rights of the wild life of that area.
Point Claimer in Tamil Nadu with gulls on the shores, the handsome brown and white kites overhead, egrets on the water edge and flamingoes flapping their wings revealing pink and orange feathers underneath, would be a dream holiday of most of us.
The riot of colour created on the mountains by Rhododendrons at Singba sanctuary in Sikkim is an experience all would like to have. Who would not like to see, the Red Panda in its natural habitat of bamboo forests of Singlala National Park some 50 km from Darjeeling.
Saharan in Himachal Pradesh, 177 kms from Simla has a setting that only the gods could have created. It is the base for Himachal Pradesh finest treks. Far below the valley tumbles river Sutlej. Across lie the snow-covered peaks of Shri Khand. Fields, orchards, small villages, thick forests and fast-flowing streams and presence of Bhimakali temple, would be a paradise for any one getting away from the humdrum of the city life.
Lakshdeep group of islands surrounded by coral reefs, with deep coconut jungles, crystal clear sea and virgin beaches where turtles come to lay eggs on full moon nights is a sight that should be experienced by all. We have 75 National Parks and 421 Sanctuaries covering 140,675.46 Sq.Km. area (about 4.2%) of the total geographic area. Whether it is Manas Sanctuaries of India and Bhutan, Bharat Pur in Rajasthan, Gir National Park of Gujarat, Dhudwa National Park of Uttar Pradesh, Sultanpuri of Haryana or Asola Bhatti Sanctuary of Delhi we have to conserve and respect all life forms and their habitat by being eco-tourist. Here are some suggestions:
Fetch a brief on the ecological characteristics of the region you wish to visit along with do’s and don’ts of viewing wildlife either from your tour operator or tourism department.
Stay at lodges or camps which are designed to harmonize with existing environment. Check that the place you stay in has its own soak ways and septic tanks, so that the sewage and wastewater is not let loose in the open, but to prevent any contamination the soak way and septic tank must not be with in 10m of the water supply system.
To view wildlife prefer ‘hides’ then game drives. All biodegrables must be deposited in a pit dug for this purpose. The pit should be protected so that animals do not fall into the pit. Use phosphate free detergents and see to it that all laundry water passes through the soak way. Bring back all the recyclables if you take packed food stuff along or buy from there.
Use only those battery cells which have long life and are rechargeable thus would not be discarded during travels. Never create noise, air, and water or soil pollution and stop others from doing that. If at the end of your stay, your respect for other life forms has increased then you have become a eco-tourist.
Kaya Kelp SAC/ Sanjay Amar Colony Revitalization Project
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Bajaj Monika, MD Kumar Viredra,
MD Malik Iqbal, Ph.D. Arora Praveeen, MD Dubey N K,
From: The Department of Pediatrics, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital,
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi And
Vatavaran (NGO- Working on socio-environmental Issues)
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Lets be part of the Change
As suggested by National Geography lets all travel to ‘off the beaten path’ and rejuvenate.
Vatavaran Rhizome Meet this year is from 3rd to 5th March at ‘Vatsalaya’ (www.vatsalya.org) campus.
It is an NGO working on Environment, Employment and Education. It is located 199 kilometers from Gurugram, on Delhi – Jaipur road and is only 20 kilometers from Jaipur in a village called Achrol.
It was started as an orphanage but over time has ventured into multiple
activities in various places of Rajasthan.
Their centers in Ajmer and Udaipur and a startup in solar power generation are commendable.
During our stay at Vatsalaya Campus we will be engaging in many of their voluntary activities in addition to our own detailed provisional program given below.
Chronology of our 2nd Meet
5 th March
The above plan is subject to change and final plan will shared by end of the week before 21st January.
We welcome your suggestions.
Lets be part of the change. Lets add color and life to already impressive
Vatsalaya. May our travel be safe and compassionate
Lets save soil, water, air and us: from Plastic Pollution