Eighth Year (2017-18) of Green Path
National Conference on SDGs: To promote and resonate the spirit of Sustainable Development Goals, CGR in association with Capital Foundation Society, New Delhi, organized a national conference on “Environment Protection: Operationalising Sustainable Development Goals for India”, at Constitutional Club, New Delhi on 10th April, 2017. Eminent speakers at the event included Justice T. S. Thakur, Former Chief Justice of India, Justice A. K. Patnaik, President, Capital Foundation Society, and Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, renowned environmentalist and Prof. Dharmendra S. Sengar, IIM, Lucknow. Keynote address was given by Justice Swatanter Kumar, Chairperson, National Green Tribunal, New Delhi.
Earth Day-2017: CGR observed Earth Day on 22 April 2017, Saturday at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) Auditorium, Begumpet, Hyderabad and presented CGR Annual Awards.
Kalam Smruthivanam: Through Kalam Smruthivanam CGR facilitated planting in government high schools between 24th and 27th July 2017. The programme was taken up in 52 schools in Warangal, Mahabubabad and Jangaon districts. Through this event 5000 saplings of 13 species which are mature and tall and up to 12 ft to ensure optimum survival were planted.
Kasturi Balikavanam: With an aim to provide health, nutrition, physical and psychological well being through tree plantation to rural school children, CGR, facilitated a composite plantation programme in Wanaparthy district during 17th August – 2 September 2017. Through the programme 2787 saplings were planted in 9 KGBVs and 3 Telangana state Model Schools of seven mandals involving 2175 students. The programme was also implemented in three TS Model School Girls hostels. Balikavanams are developed by planting fruit bearing, medicinal, aesthetic, shady tree species which in future will contribute to the nutritional, health and ecological needs and overall wellbeing of the girl students. Apart from plantation, vegetable seeds, compost manure, and others were given at the hostels.
Seed balls: CGR strives through innovative approaches to promote the restoration of green cover in ecologically degraded dry lands. For last two years CGR also promoted propagation of green cover through seed ball dispersal. During monsoon 2017, CGR has facilitated preparation and scattering of about 1 lakh seed balls in the village wilderness south of Hyderabad, Telangana state and Penuganchiprolu mandal in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.
Seventh Year (2016-17) of Green Path
Bangaru Telanganaku Balala Haritha Haram: Facilitated massive tree plantation through Bangaru Telanganaku Balala Haritaharam in Medak and Warangal district and few other plantations drive in the year. CGR with co-operation and coordination of district administration facilitated the plantation of desired plants by the school students in the district during the onset of planting season in 2016. Carried out massive sensitization and orientation on plantation in 598 schools from 46 mandals all over the Medak district involving 1,48,416 and have planted 2,35,035 saplings at their residences /farms. In Warangal 92,020 saplings were planted by 43,900 students of 208 schools in 28 mandals of the district.
Hyderabad Mega Plantation: CGR has facilitated planting 1, 00,896 saplings as a part of Hyderabad mega plantation on July 11th, 2016 initiated by GHMC and HMDA for planting 25 lakh saplings on single day. About 500 volunteers of CGR has involved in the process for 8 weeks preceding July 11 and about 500 volunteers planted saplings at DRDO campus Dundigal where 1 lakhs saplings were planted as block plantation.
Launching SDG series: CGR organized a workshop on 4th September 2016 at The Earth Centre, Anmaspalli, Near Kadthal, Srisailam road to promote and emulate the Sustainable Development Goals. At the beginning of the workshop, CGR felicitated Dr. J. Bapu Reddy, Eminent Poet, Advisor, CGR who has been recently honored with Dasharathi Puraskaram for his literary services.
Seminar on food safety concerns: In association with Sakshi School of Journalism, a seminar on food security concerns; policies and strategies was organized on 9th Feb.2017. Dr. Tim Cadman, a political scientist from Griffith University Australia, expert on sustainable development, climate change, natural resource management, gave the keynote address on the occasion. About 100 participants including journalism students, media, academicians, environmentalists participated in the seminar.
Sixth Year (2015-16) of Green Path
Bangaru Telanganaku Balala Haritha Haram: In the year 2015, state government of Telangana entrusted CGR to facilitate massive tree plantation through children in Nizamabad and Warangal districts. The programme coined as Bangaru Telanganaku Balala Haritha Haram as part of ambitious Haritha Haram massive plantation programme to improve green cover of the state. It’s a great task and sense of accomplishment to continue to work with children and with encouraging partnership of government machinery. Through the programme 6, 63,441 saplings were planted in Nizamabad and Warangal district by involving 2, 34,000 students from 982 schools.
NTT Data Plantation: CGR in association with Suryalaxmi cotton mills facilitated planting the villages of Tarnikal, Mangalpalli, Kadhtal, Maisigandi, Mucherla, and Silarpalli on 29.6. 2015. About 870 saplings of 23 varieties were distributed for each village which was planted to improvise the biodiversity of the area. NTT data joined CGR to plant saplings in Anmaspalli village, Kadthal mandal, and Mahabubnagar district on 12th September 2015. About 60 techies have eagerly participated along with 25 orphan children and villagers. The group planted 795 saplings on the day. The programme has become a part of urban rural linkage efforts by CGR to exchanges virtues and values either way.
Jammi Mahotsavam: With a wishing of happy Dasara, CGR has distributed Jammi, Maredu and other sacred tree saplings to the devotees at Ashtalaksmi Alayam, Vasavi colony, Kothapet, Hyderabad on 17&18 October 2015. During the two days, a total of 1500 saplings of species like Jammi, Maredu, Tulsi, Amla plants were distributed to the devotees and sensitized them for better protection and spreading the message.
Earth Day 2015: In Association with University College of Science, Osmania University, CGR organised Earth Day 2015 on April 22.
Seminar on Peoples Movements-Human Rights: CGR has organized a seminar on Peoples Movements-Human Rights on Tuesday the 25th August 2015 at Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Auditorium, Hyderabad. About 500 people from all walks of life were present in the event. The seminar urged upon a wholesome environment and on all basic rights for people.
Orientation Programme on Environment for University and College Teachers: To inspire college and university teachers to mould millions of students as change makers for a greener future, Council for Green Revolution in association with Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) organized a one day programme on 23rd February 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) Auditorium, Masabtank, Hyderabad. Eminent experts comprehended the participants on pressing environmental issues, and need for environmental leadership. About 150 teachers participated in the event.
Roundtable conference on Green and Livable Hyderabad: To discuss many of the issues and challenges that are faced by a commoner in Hyderabad, and with the objective of contributing towards efforts of ‘Making Hyderabad Green and Livable City’, CGR has organized a Conference on 31st December 2015 at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Campus, Begumpet, Hyderabad. More than 100 participants from different fields and professions were present on the occasion. A green manifesto for livable Hyderabad was produced and released in the concluding session of conference. The manifesto was shared with all the policy stakeholders of city.
Fifth Year (2014-15) of Green Path
Go-green Nizamians: Council for Green Revolution in coordination with Nizam College, the oldest college located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad & NTT Data, a Global IT Innovator jointly organized a Tree Plantation Drive called “GO GREEN NIZAMIANS” on 27-08-2014 to plant 500 saplings involving 100 NSS Volunteers and 50 NTT Data Employees. Chief Guest of the event was Prof. B. Reddya Naik, NSS-Co-ordinator, Osmania University. Event Presided over by Prof. T.L.N. Swamy, Principal, Chairman NSS, Nizam College.
Nirmal Vanachaitanya Yatra: Tree Plantation Drive was facilitated by CGR in Nirmal Town on 05.11.2014 involving 4276 schools students belonging to 20 schools. 18,000 saplings were planted through the programme.
Jammi Mahotsavam: On the eve of Dasara, on 29th & 30th September 2014 CGR distributed 350 saplings of Jammi & Maredu to the general public at Karmanghat Hanuman Temple Hyderabad.
Earth Day 2014: CGR in coordination with CII – Indian Green Building Council – Hyderabad Chapter and Vaishnavi School of Architecture & Planning (VSAP), Hyderabad jointly organized the Earth Day on 22 April 2014 at Venkateshwara School of Architecture and Planning. Theme of the event was “Green Cities”. Chief Guest for the program was Dr. P. Padmavathi, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad. Other Dignitaries at the event were Smt. Swethambari, Secretary – CGR, Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, Eminent Environmentalist, Prof K.J.A.B Babu, Principal, VSAP, Sri R. Dileep Reddy, Chairman – Greens Alliance for Conservation of Eastern Ghats (GrACE) and Sakshi Newspaper Managing Editor. A Guest Lecture was scheduled for the Architecture and Planning Students of VSAP on the topic “Green Buildings” and also a visit to the Indian Green Building Council, Madhapur, Hyderabad.
World Environment Day 2014: Council for Green Revolution (CGR) in coordination with National Green Corps, Hyderabad, organized the World Environment Day 2014 on 05th June at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Nampally- Hyderabad at 10.30 am. Chief Guest: Sri Jogi Ramanna, Hon’ble Minister for Forests, Environment, Science & Technology, Govt. of Telangana. Special Guest for event was Mr. Michael Mullins, Consulate General, U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad. Other Guests were Prof. T. Tirupathi Rao, Former Vice Chancellor, Osmania University. Prof. V. Sudharshan, Principal, Osmania University collage of Science. Prof. K. Purshotham Reddy, Environmentalist. Theme: Raise your Voice not the sea level.
World Water Day: CGR has organized “World Water Day” on 22-03-2015 at Telugu University Hall, Nampally. Theme “Mission Kakatiya” under the conceptualized topic “MANA OORU – MANA CHERUVU”. Chief Guest for the program was Shri.T.Harish Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation, Marketing & Legislative Affairs of Telangana State. Other Dignitaries present were Smt. K. Leela Reddy, President – CGR, Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, Eminent Environmentalist, Sri R. Dileep Reddy, Chairman – Greens Alliance for Conservation of Eastern Ghats (GrACE) and Sakshi Newspaper Managing Editor.
Fourth Year (2013-14) of Green Path
Nirmal Vanachaitanya Yatra: In association with Niranjan Associates, CGR has jointly planted 18,000 saplings during 09-09-2013 to 10-10-2013 involving 2000 students belonging to five government and seven private schools.
Palamuru Vanachaitanya Yatra: With co-operation from district administration of Mahabubnagar, CGR has taken up massive tree plantation in the district involving 13,316 students from government high schools. Through the programme 50006 saplings were planted during 2-27 September 2013.
Ananta Vana Chaitanya Yatra: With the co-operation from District Administration Rangareddy, CGR has facilitated planting 1,39,561 saplings involving 75,380 school children from 242 schools in the district during the monsoon season (29-04-2013 to 30-08-2013).
TV9 Colony Plantation- Joining hands with District Administration Kurnool and TV9 News Chanel, CGR facilitated planting of saplings in the new colony established and rehabilitating the families in the aftermath of Krishna floods. 2000 saplings were planted on 22nd August 2013.
Pillalamarri plantation: In association with FACTSET India System Pvt. Ltd. CGR has planted 2320 saplings in Pillalamarri village in Suryapet mandal of Nalgonda district. About 50 green volunteers were involved in this programme which was organized on 31 August 2013.
Jammi Mahostsavam: on the occasion of Dasara festival during 5 & 6 November, CGR has distributed the sacred species of Jammi, Maredu and Amla at Bharat Gardens, Saidabad, Hyderabad.
Third Year (2012-13) of Green Path
Earth Day: CGR organized Earthy Day on 22 April 2012 at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and about 1200 students and scholars participated in the events jointly organized in association with the university.
One Day One Million Plantation, Medak: CGR with co-operation and support of district administration and Vandemataram foundation had taken up massive planting, 10 lakh saplings on a single day in Medak district. The programme was successfully organized on 15th August 2012 where 1017551 saplings were planted by 200000 students & Individuals across the district.
Kakatiya Vana Chaithanya Yatra: From 04 august 2012 to 15 September 2012, CGR took massive tree plantation in Warangal and Medak district. With the co-operation from District Administration Warangal, Medak &Vandemataram Foundation and by involving 33,000 high school children from 170 Zilla Parishad High Schools from four mandals, CGR could facilitate the planting of 1,65,000 saplings.
Green Town Sattenapalli: CGR organized an event in Sattenapalli town in Guntur district on 29 August 2012. An environmental awareness programme followed by a plantation of 8000 saplings in the town involving 3000 school children.
Second Year (2011-12) of Green Path
Earth Day: CGR organized Earth Day on 22 April 2011 at Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad and about 1600 participated in the programme.
Launching of Greens’ Alliance for Conservation of Eastern Ghats (GrACE): In addition to massive tree plantation, CGR felt an imminent need for the conservation of the prime ecosystems like Eastern Ghat. To work in that direction, CGR launched the GrACE to provide an ideal platform for a national level nature conservation mission for the fragile Eastern Ghats ecosystem. With the co-operation from the Forest Department and Srisailam Devastanam, CGR has launched the programme on 5 June 2011 (World Environment Day) and the chief guest was Justice B. Subhashin Reddy, Chairman, Human Rights Commission of Andhra Pradesh
Jammi Mahotsavam: on the occasion of Dasara, on 30 October 2011 CGR in association with Vandemataram Foundation has distributed 3150 Jammi, Maredu and Amla saplings.
Green Village: CGR initiated the Green Village programme by forming Green Youth Clubs. Through the programme 16,310 saplings were planted in 10 villages through 2700 youth.
Smruthivanam: CGR initiated the programme to promote plantation by individuals in the memory of the departed souls and ancestors. Through the programme 6300 saplings were planted in Anmaspally village Mahabubnagar and Kantaipalem & Madipalli village in Warangal Dist.
First Year (2010-11) of Green Path
CGR Foundation Day: On 22 April 2010 Council for Green Revolution was founded at Anmaspalli village in Kadtal mandal by Smt. K. Leela Laxma Reddy and Sri K. Laxma Reddy to take up the work of environmental protection in a massive scale and in an organized manner. Chief Guest of the programme was Sri M. Purushotham Reddy, the district collector and magistrate, Mahabubnagar.
Launching of Vanaprerana Udayamam: The token planting of saplings on the foundation of CGR turned out to be a massive tree plantation programme in the name of Vanaprerana Udyamam. CGR aimed at long term goal of planting 10 million saplings. It started with the active co-operation of Vandemataram Foundation and district education department of Mahabubnagar and Rangareddy. It could facilitate the planting of 157464 Saplings involving 39,366 high school children in 2010 monsoon season that span over from June to October.