Monday, January 7, 2008

All India NGO Summit in Bangalore from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd, 2008

This is a personal invitation to the ALL India NGO summit happening from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd 2008 at the Art of Living Foundation International Centre in Bangalore. The summit aims to bring together NGOs engaged in different sectors and across different regions- to come together in knowledge, wisdom and action.

Knowledge,by developing an understanding of environmental concerns and their wider social impact Wisdom,by applying solutions for environmental sustainability Action,by working in unison to take sustainable initiatives forward

Sangam 2008 will represent a confluence of Key community stakeholders, united to face the challenges of environmental sustainability.

The following are the Key note speakers at the summit:

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Founder of the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, which work to revive human values,promote global peace and guide comprehensive service and development endeavors.

Dr. Rajendra.K.Pachauri : Dr. R.K.Pachauri,recently conferred the 2007 Noble Peace Prize for his work as the chairman of the Intergovernmental panel on Climate change, is also the Director-General for Tata Energy and Resources Institute.

Dr. Ashok Khosla: Dr. Khosla is a former Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. He was awarded the 2002 Sasakawa Enviroment Prize and has been names in the UNEP's Global 500 Roll of Honor.

Sunderlal Bahuguna: Shri Bahuguna is a noted environmentalist who has fought for the preservation of the Himalayas and also the leader of the famous Chipko movement.

Dr. Vandana Shiva: Physicist, feminist, philosopher of science,writer and science policy advocate.

Kartikeya V Sarabhai : Founder-Director of the Center for Environment Education, an Ahmadabad -based institute that is nationally supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, as a center for Excellence in environmental education.

The registration fee detail for the summit is Rs 5000/- per person includes four day accomodation from Jan 30, 31st, Feb 1st and 2nd. The DD needs to be made in favour of " International Association for Human Values" payable at New Delhi. Along with the registration form available on the website and DD please send it to me at

Reshma G Kurup, # 4923, High Point 4, 11th Floor, 45 Palace Road, Bangalore -560001, Karntaka.Feel free to forward this information to relevant people and organizations.

With best regards

Reshma Kuruporganiser , SANGAMBangalore , 9945812323

Measures to take:
a) In India etc, more trees to be planted and population growth to be reduced. We can participate in Laxmi Taru plantation project .
b) In USA, laws are being passed to stop using styrofoam, plastic bags, travel less, etc
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