2014

Vasundhara Sanman

Gopalrao Thosar

He is a senior nature lover from Nagpur, has devoted his life for the conservation of nature and wildlife.He took early retirement and devoted himself for creating conservation awareness in masses. He has sensitized thousands of students and citizens through systematically planned movements throughout these years. As a mission, he undertook ‘Save Sonegav Lake’campaign and devotedly followed for several years. Due to his single handed efforts, a 42 acre Sonegav lake in the heart of the city of Nagpur could be saved from builders and illegal encroachers.

Vasundhara Mitra

Team Eco Ganesh

A group of school friends; AakashKhangar, PrasannaThombare, Mahesh Mulchandani,MayurThakreand AvinashRotale, a son of clay idol maker, they devote their time for making clay idols, putting stall in market, conducting eco- friendly festival campaign, making arrangements for immersion of Ganesh idols in artificial lakes, removal of the flowers etc.(nirmalya)from the idol before immersion and composting the same etc. Irrespective of their different occupations they come together during Ganesh festival and Durga festival for this cause.

Bhola Mawaskar

Bhola is a representative of the young generation of the Korku tribe in Melghat. He has formed a group of young Korku volunteers who assist forest department in protection of wildlife. He, through his network has provided many livelihood options to young korkus so that they should not migrate to cities in search of work. He has a team of young naturalists, who guide the tourist visiting melghat.