2009

Vasundhara Sanman

Suresh Heblikar

Suresh Heblikar is a brilliant Moviemaker and a passionate Environmentalist. He humbly admits, “Prof. Vishweshwariah and Prof. Saldanha were my teachers, the ones who taught me the basics of ecology and environment”. He started with an organization called ‘Indian Society Of Heblikar’s Association’, followed by ‘The Indian Society Of Environmental Stability’ which is more than a decade old and today, leads the same as Vice Chairman. One of his famous quotes include “Environment must not be a fashion; it must rather be a passion”. Heblikar made as many as two dozen short films and documentaries on Solar Energy, Wild Life, Lakes, Western Ghats, Conservation Of Greenery etc. Heblikar then founded his own NGO ‘The Eco Watch’ in 1994. It has been instrumental in Urban Forest Project Development, producing eco-friendly movies such as Shepherds on the Move, Canvassing Snippets of Environmental and Conservation Development, Rendering Educative Seminars of Preservation of Nature’s Resources and so on.

Vasundhara Mitra

K.S.Abdul Samad

K.S. Abdul Samad is presently working as a Lecturer of English in Govt. Pre-University College T.B. DAM, Bellary district, Karnataka. He is a Freelance Writer and has written a number of articles on environment, wildlife, pollution, social issues and various other subjects that have been published at state level and in periodicals like Prajavani, Deccan Herald, Sudha, Taranga etc. He also writes for Web Magazines in Kannada. He has also authored a book named Natural Regeneration of Forests in Kannada to cater to the needs of the Village Forest Committee and Environmentalists to protect the forest and wildlife.