‘Green Teacher Honor’ to Dr. Madhukar Bachulkar and ‘Eco Journalist Honor’ to Rakhi Chavan
KVIFF Pune will be held from 3rd to 7th Jan < Free Entry by Registration
The accumulation of these products has led to ever increasing plastic pollution around the world. As plastic contains major toxic pollutants, it is catastrophic to not just the land but to air and water too. Now is the time to reduce drastically the usage of plastic. That’s why this year’s KVIFF puts this worldwide epidemic front and center. With in-depth panel discussions, workshops and seminars to highlight this devastating threat, KVIFF desires to spread awareness and find real-time and real-world solutions before it’s too late for our future generations. And all it takes to begin is one word, ‘No’! No to Plastic. Yes to earth.
We are happy to announce three honors today:
He is the leader of Baripada, a completely non-political down-to-earth barefoot man. A post-graduate in commerce, Chaitram turned down many offers of jobs and decided to stay at Baripada. He organized the villagers and thus began their journey of self-development. He has taken the name of Baripada village in Dhule district to international level by conserving forest of about 1100 acres and has thus established new example in Sahyandri and Satpuda. Apart from 9 cement dams 16 percolation lakes are created with the help of government and they are used for water conservation. From proletariat many trees are planted every year. With the help of Janseva foundation rice, potato, wheat, vegetables plantation is underway in Baripada, making it independent. Baripada Gram Vikas Samitee (BGVS) is a unique organization led by Chaitram Pawar is composed entirely of the villagers that it works for. He was honored with international award sponsored by International Funds for Agriculture Development. Apart from this he has received 12 awards in which ‘Shetinishtha Shetkari Puraskar’ from Maharashtra government and first prize of ‘Sant Tukaram Forest Scheme’ are important. He was awarded by the International Federation for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at Bangkok, Thailand. A thesis has been presented on his work.
He is a plant taxonomist and currently is the Principle of Vijay Singh Yadav Science College at Peth-Wadegaon. Before holding this post he has worked in many other colleges as HOD (Botany) and Coordinator (Biotechnology). He has written 25 research papers on plant taxonomy, medicinal plants and the environment. He is the president of an NGO – ‘Nisarg Mitra’ – in Kolhapur; member of the biodiversity and taxonomy committee of the Govt. of Maharashtra. He always tries to educate his students about environment protection and conservation. He has received many prestigious awards so far. Shivaji University has conferred its ‘Best Teacher’ award on him in 2003. Many young and budding environmentalists look up to him for guidance and support.
Recently her story about tigress ‘Avani’ from (vidarbha region) has been well appreciated in media. She is a graduate in Economics and Mass Communication from Nagpur. Forest, environment and wildlife are her areas of interest. She has worked as a reporter with Loksatta – Chandrapur, Nagpur and Maharashtra Times – Nagpur and currently working as principle correspondent with Loksatta – Nagpur. Her stories have made great impact and changed the scenario positively, such as story about destroying nest of NAVRANG bird for only photography by famous wildlife activist, radio collaring for the forest department for first ever experiment of the same in the state, global warming effect on wildlife, tiger migration, high temperature in Bhira, unpredictable and changing rainfall pattern. She has been felicitated with Satpuda Landscape Tiger Partnership ‘Conservation Hero Award 2016-2017’.
6 pm to 7.30 pm
7.30 pm to 11 pm
Inauguration ceremony + ‘Kirloskar Vasundhara honours presentation
11 am to 12 noon
12.00 noon to 2.00 pm
2 pm to 5 pm
4 pm to 6 pm
5.30 pm to 9 pm
Inauguration of Eco Bazaar
Activities in Colleges
Opening of Photography Exhibition + workshop
10 am to 5 pm
‘Paryavaransnehi Sahitya Sammelan’
Activities in Schools and Colleges
Workshop/Conference/ Quiz/Seminar/College activities
Live environmental Cartoon demo
5 pm to 6 pm
Closing Ceremony + Kirloskar Vasundhara Honours + Competition Prizes + GCCC Trophy Competition Closing + Award Winning Films
Ramnadi Rejuvenation Project:
This will be inaugurated during 13th KVIFF. Seminar ‘Ramnadi Conservation’ (4th Jan), ‘Ramnadi Action’ (5th Jan), ‘Ramnadi Parikrama’ (6th Jan) will be organized during the festival. It will be attended by members of around 15 organizations, students from 20 colleges, ‘K’ group employees and citizens of Ramnadi bank. This mission will continue for next 3 years.
Opening film of the festival will be ‘Clash of Tigers’. It is offline India premier at Balgandharva Rangmandir (3rd Jan, 6 pm). The film is created by Nat Geo Wild and directed by renowned wildlife film maker Nalla Muthu. The film is shot on Krishna, a six year old tigress gave birth to her second litter of four healthy cubs and must guard them against predators and natural elements.
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