2015

Vasundhara Sanman

Sanjay Karkare

With a passion for wildlife, nature and people,Karkare has been the spearhead of the Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme (SLTP) mobile education and community sustainability unit of BNHS. SLTP addresses tiger conservation issues in Satpuda Landscape. Through SLTP, he has created environmental awareness amongst more than 50,000 students, local communities and governmental agencies. To reduce human – wildlife conflict, various initiatives were enabled by himlike repairing biogas plants around tiger reserves and reducing dependence on firewood collection; publishing various news articles about SLTP in local and national media.

Vasundhara Mitra

Public Relations Unit, Ministry of Defence

It initiated the noble effort towards saving the ecology of Futala Lake. The initiative was started in May 2014, in a systematic manner. A three pronged approach was used to increase awareness, sensitivity, responsibility and emotional ownership towards Clean Futala among Nagpurians. Thus PR Unit MoD Nagpur successfully carried out a restrained, responsible and conscious campaign for Clean Futala. The objective was to reach the heart of the citizens and not to highlight the CSR activities of HQ MC

Abhyudaya Global Village School

This School is an initiative to experiment with the current education system. They are trying to develop urban-rural linkages in order to sustain this low cost education for the children of farmers and other rural underprivileged. The idea also is to facilitate an empowerment of these children and up bring future agri- entrepreneurs. This approach could provide opportunities to develop positive attitudes towards agriculture as an industry and potential career path.