2009

Vasundhara Sanman

Prasad Sevekari

Originally belonging to Nasik, Shri Prasad Sevekari has now shifted to Pune and works internationally on Environment, Disaster management, Water Management. He is working as Planner, Advisor and Educationalist for 20 years or so. His area of work includes India, Asia and West Africa. He has worked upon some books in Marathi and foreign languages. Shri Sevekari lead responsibility includes,findings on water management & purification along with the Managemant Board with functioning in seven states. He was also a part of water management, disaster management teams in Indoneasia, Iran, Israil and Sierra Lenon. In India he worked through the medium of Oxfom UNICEF & Read R. Not only in India but he has worked world over.

Vasundhara Mitra

Jagdish Kulkarni

Mr. Jagdish Kulkarni has been working in the field of video production for the last 22 years and so far he has produced 30 short films on environmental issues. He is associated with cinema and TV media.He has also participated in Vatavaran film festival in Delhi, Wildlife Vasa Florida & festivals in S. Korea,USA etc. He has earned appreciation at Vasundhara Festival in Pune this year. Presently he is working as video producer / Director in Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. His film ‘A story about water’was ranked second in the Wildlife Vasa Film Festival in Finland. He was praised for his skill in various film festivals.

Nirmal gram Nirman Kendra

What is an Ideal village? If it is clean, environment-friendly, and health conscious then in short it is extended family as per Gandhian Philosophy. Nirmal Gram Nirman Kendra has vowed for creating village after village as such. Certainly this task is difficult but not impossible. This tedious task is performed by sanitation, waste water management, recycling of solid waste, environment friendly work culture, and solid waste disposal by using lesser water, low cost sanitary units is the specialty field. Propagating Gandhian philosophy is their mission. Nirmal Gram Nirmal Kendra is honored with Nirmal Gram Puraskar at the hands of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam.

Shree Biswaroop Raha

Through the medium of Nature Conservation Society, Mr. Raha is busy with the conservation work in 72 villages around Nashik. He takes interest in educating rural masses about conservation. With the help of Mahindra & Mahindra, he has transformed Borgad & Tungal Dare by planting 40,000 indigenous species of trees. He is a Master Photographer. He has been honored with 1st Prize in the Salim Ali Centenary Photography Competition. He has trekked the Himalayas 9 times to study and film rare species. He found the Great Indian Bustard after a long time around Nashik. He also traced Ortolan Bunting, a migratory species after 18 years around Gangapur. He is the Honorary Wildlife Warden for Nashik district. He is also a life member of BNHS, Nilgiri Wildlife Association, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society – Calcutta, and Andhra Pradesh Bird Watching Society etc.