Blog  |  Site Map  |  Locate Us
1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
News Updates
Regional convention Visakhapatnam
 
  GrACE (Greens Alliance for Conservation of Eastern Gahts) an initiative by Council for Green Revolution, was launched formally on June 5th 2011 at Srisailam to provide an effective platform for a broad spectrum people's movement for sustainability of the Eastern Ghats.

To take forward its mission, GrACE organized a Regional convention on protection of Eastern Ghats at Vishakapatnam on 19th November 2011 in collaboration with Andhra University,vizag.

Regional Convention on Protection of Eastern Ghats was held at Seminar hall-1, Platinum Jubilee Guest House, Andhra university Campus. Smt. Purandareshwari, Hon'ble Union Minister for HRD Graced the occasion to inaugurate the convention. Mr. P.V.G.D.Prasad ReddY, Rector, Andhra University welcomed the gathering. Smt. Leela Laxma Reddy, Patron-GrACE, president Council for Green revolution ; Mr.R. Dileep Reddy, Chairman-GrACE, Former Right to Information Commissioner; addressed the inaugural session and Eminent environmentalists Prof. T. Shivaji Rao and Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy,delivered the key note address in the inaugural session. Sri .Mohan. V. Srinivas, Convenor, Regional convention- Visakhapatnam gave the vote of thanks.

The Conevention and the two parallel Technical sessions were held at the Seminar hall-1, Platinum Jubilee Guest House, Andhra university Campus and Sri. EAS Sharma, IAS ( Retd), Forum for Better Vishaka chaired the first Technical session- Status of Eastern Ghats Today. Eminent Environmentalist Prof.Shivaji Rao, GITAM university ; Dr. Tulasi Rao, Dy.Conservator of Forest ( Retd) , Biodiversity conservation expert ; Dr.N.Sai Bhaskar Reddy, CEO- GEO ; Mr.B.T.Govind Reddy, Sr.Journalist, Miss. Md.Naziya Thabassum, M.sc Environmental Science student have spoken on the topic Status Eastern Ghats Today and encouraged the initiative.

Sri.Prof. Udayabhaskar Reddy, HoD, Envi. Sciences, AU, Chaired the 2nd Technical session - Policy Options to Protect Eastern Ghats. Environmentalist Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy; Prof. D Praksah Rao,College of Law AU ; Sri.G. Rajendar Reddy, President Gandi Global Family- AP unit, Mr. Prabhat Swain, EPTRI; have spoken on the topic Policy Options to Protect Eastern Ghats and encouraged the initiative.

Sri.J.Bapu Reddy, IAS (Retd) chaired the valedictory function and Sri.Lav Agarwal, IAS, Dist Magistrate & Collector- Visakhapatnam delivered the key note address. Sri.Ch. Siva Prasad, Sr.Journalist gave the Vote of Thanks.

Several scholars, academicians, conversationalists and representatives of the line departments of the respective State and Central Governments participated in the Regional Convention on Protection of Eastern Ghats. Through out the day the venue was lively with huge number of academicians, scientists, activists, policy makers and students from Andhra University.

GrACE chairman Sri R. Dileep Reddy has spelt out GrACE action plan to carry forward the mission with regional conventions at Tirupati, Khammam, Gunturu, each one in Orissa and Tamiladu. As a culmination a National congress will be organized at Hyderabad and a declaration will be drafted and announced. The significance, charter of actions needed and the emphasize to elevate the Eastern Ghats with special conservation measures will be presented at the COP 11, the UN Convention on Biodiversity to be held at Hyderabad in October 2012.

The convention has come up with a statement "Vizag Statement" with a charter determined to conserve the Eastern Ghats.




 
All Rights Reserved @ GRACE INDIA 2012. | Powered By Weblabs Technologies Hyderabad.