Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam's sudden demise has left us all in grief. VK-nardep also shares the anguish of the nation and vows to keep working for the vision of Dr.Kalam. One of his last wishes has been the realization of Green Rameshwaram which he himself inaugurated. 'Green Rameshwaram' project provided the rightful memorial service to Dr.Kalam by involving themselves in brining solar light based electricity to the coastal hamlet on the day of Dr.Kalam's funeral. You can read the vision of Dr.Kalam and how we are striving to make it come true. Also interesting is the dream of Green Rameshwaram which the children have brought out through their paintings. So what we are doing at Green Rameshwaram is that we are making as reality the vision of Dr.Kalam and the dream of the children. You will also get a glimpse of the work we are doing including how energy independence is being brought to the island of Rameshwaram through green Rameshwaram.This newsletter is Kalam-centric and you will get a glimpse of his vision and our mission of making his vision a reality for his very island:
That brings us to this month newsletter. We bring to your attention the result of an annual survey by National Geographic magazine whose 'Greendex' study of the consumer behaviour worldwide consistently finds Indians to be the people with the most eco-friendly behaviour. Then we bring you a case study of a village where the energy independence is achieved through solar power. Then you will get an idea of what our own volunteers are doing. They are brining smiles and solar power into the huts of the coastal villages and they are organizing students to take the message of 'Green Rameshwaram' to each and every resident of Rameshwaram. We are planning the composting of the 'nirmalya'; traditional pond premises are getting cleaned; The nandavanams or the traditional gardens associated with temples in Rameshwaram are also getting cleaned; the locals and other organizations are also getting involved. Particularly the students are getting involved. In the wisdom section we have an eco-feminist speak on the living planet. We have Mother (Pondicherry) speak on becoming one with the tree consciousness and we also have His Holiness Dalai Lama on the need to develop eco-awareness. In the publication section we have Mahatma Gandhi on the process of development.
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