EAB organized a webinar on February 28, 2021 to celebrate National Science Day. Apart from EAB, other NGOs, namely Agastya Foundation, Gramaantara Trust and MYRADA were represented at the webinar.
The participants were –
Dr R G Nadadur, Smt. Geethanjali Raghav, Colonel C M Uthaiah,
Sri N E Kumaraswamy, Sri C V Thirumala Rao and Sri Mukesh K Iyer from EAB
Smt. Usha Shetty from Gramaantara Trust
Sri Shiva Shankar from MYRADA, and
Sri Rutwick Subrahmanya from Agastya Foundation.
The participants shared details about the kind of work they are doing to promote the theme of the National Science Day of 2021, namely ‘Future of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI): Impact on Education Skills and Work’.
Extensive work is being carried out in fields such as education, especially STEM education, environment, water conservation, combating atmospheric pollution, tree plantation and nurturing, improved practices in agriculture, and others.
The participants agreed that there is a lot that they could do for the target groups, especially, students in schools and colleges, by working together. They decided to plan and organize events together so that they could supplement and complement the strengths of each organization.
Environment Association of Bangalore (EAB), in partnership with Gramaantara Trust and Government Urdu Higher Primary School, Sidlaghatta, Chickaballapura District, took up a tree plantation program in the School premises, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Dr. R G Nadadur, President, EAB and Smt. Usha Shetty, Managing Trustee, Gramantaara Trust, participated in this program. A number of saplings, mainly mango and jackfruit, were planted in the small compound of the School. The students were told about the importance of trees and plants. They were advised to look after the saplings and enable them to grow into big trees.
Dr Nadadur and Smt. Shetty thanked Sri Ranganath, Headmaster of the School for taking an active interest in arranging the tree plantation program. They also thanked the students and staff for digging the pits and getting the ground ready for the planting work.
EAB and GT plan to participate in the massive vana mahotsava campaigns of the Forest Department. They also have plans of taking up small tree planting programs in the farms of small and marginal farmers and also in educational institutions. The three major requirements are land, water and interest in nurturing the saplings.