Registration for “Man in Nature” Eco event on November-10th 2013

Dear all

Thank you all for the encouragement and support you all gave for the Eco Walk program for the past one year. These one year long series intends to enhance the awareness of things around and within man.

During the long one year we covered many aspects of environment and ecology which can be seen from the blog. Now with a little modification we will be continuing these Eco Walk Program. We would like to include the following issues for discussion:

1. Conservation and restoration of the environment

2. Environmental Stewardship and shared responsibility

3. Short- and long-term consequences

4. Waste management

5. Energy and resource management

6. Relationship of technology and innovation to the environment

AN APPEAL: We do not get any grant from any source. All these programs were conducted with the help of voluntary donations from individuals. For a sustained continuation of these programs we need support from all the participants. For conducting one programme with 50 participants we need a minimum of Rs.15,000 per event. Since the future of India depends on the younger generation we intent to include high school and college students – at least 15 in each event. We do not want to burden the students by charging them. We request the other participants to share the expense by contributing a minimum of Rs.250 per head per event at the venue.

Swami Vishnumayananda

Man in Nature

Searching for anything to exploit some time worth while…….give a hand …and learn about nature?

Then RK Mission, Shivanahalli — Man in Nature Workshop Series is for you…..

What is it about?

The RK Mission, man in nature workshops are day-long monthly workshops spread over 12 months focusing field learning and reflections on various aspects of man nature interactions. Through these workshops, find out how sustainability and environmental responsibility are integral to our survival and what you can do to get involved and make a difference. Tentative list of resource persons in the workshop series is as follows

• Nagesh Hegde, Writer and Environmentalist

• M B Krishna, Ornithologist

• T V Ramachandra, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc

• S Viswanath, Water Harvesting Professional

• Yellappa Reddy, Former IFS officer and Environmentalist

• Sanjay Gubbi, Naturalist and environmental activist

• Sudarshan, Social Worker and tribal rights activist in Biligiriranga Hills

• Sharadchandra Lele, Researcher, ATREE

* Dr.BA Daniel, ZOO Outreach Organisation

First in this series of workshops is scheduled on Sunday, the 10th November at Shivanahalli. Eminent writer and environmentalist Dr.Nagesh Hegde will be the resource person of this workshop.

Who can attend?

Anybody who is passionate about environment and would like to make a difference You can either register for one event or for the complete series of workshops

About Nagesh Hegde

Nagesh Hegde is an Assistant Editor with Prajavani, a leading Kannada daily and a widely respected
writer on environmental issues. He has handled important assignments for the newspaper, besides being deputed to cover the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro. Hegde’s work on India’s iron ore export was debated in the Indian Parliament just prior to the infamous Emergency. During the heyday of environmental movements in Karnataka, Hegde’s writings were cited frequently and many of his articles have become textbook lessons. He has also travelled in the US, UK, Italy, Portugal and Kenya lecturing on environmental issues. He has also worked for popularising science among rural communities. Hegde has won many literary and environmental awards including the “Outstanding Environmental Journalist” award by the PRSI (Public Relations Society of India) and recently a similar one by the Karnataka Government.

Programme Schedule:

8.30 am : Assemble, Breakfast

9.30 am: Introduction

10.00 am to 11.30 am: Eco-Walk to know more about wildlife, their habitat, behavioural aspects, conflicts, etc culminating at the Kaanana site.

11.30 am to 12.30 pm Shramadaan

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm: Lunch

1.45 pm to 2.00 pm: Introduction on the programme

2.00 pm to 3.30 pm: Talk by Nagesh Hegde

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm: Discussion

Registration Link:

Registration is mandatory for the participation. Please register below

Last Date For Registration is : Nov 8th 2013 , 21:00 HRS
Number of participants will be limited to 50.

In the event of rainfall prior to the event date or on the day of the event , there would be slight change in the field activity.

Participants are encouraged to carry water bottle & a hat to maintain the work efficiency at site during afforestation plus a umbrella would be an added advantage in the event of rain.

Participants are requested not to take Kids below 12 years.


Murali : (+919481247783)

RK Mission LL : 08027858022 or 08027858113
(Use these LL Numbers if you are not able to reach us on Cell numbers mentioned above)

How To Reach R. K. Mission?

Car Pooling (Please ensure pooling because it is all about conserving energy) .
Ideally it would be wise to go with Car pooling. In case car pooling is not possible one can use BMTC services.

  1. Take the Bannerghatta Road from the Bangalore City.
  2. Cross the Bannerghatta National Park – the road curves to the left at that place near the Bannerghatta Police Station.
  3. Proceed further towards Jigani Industrial township. Halfway, on the right handside you will see the Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli hoarding. (You will also notice a Swamy Ayyappa temple hoarding).
  4. Take a right turn there and drive for about 10 kms. Do not take any side roads (rare and few) that you will come along.
  5. Travelling through the Bannerghatta National Park reserved forest, you will have to cross the Ragihalli village to come over to Shivanahalli.

BMTC Bus Service

The BMTC Bus no. is 370. From Kalasipalya, Departure :- 6:15 A.M , 7.30 A.M, 9.30 A.M, 12.30 P.M, 2.30 P.M, 3.30 P.M, 6.00 P.M, 9.00 P.M

The Ramakrishna Mission is located at the entrance of the Shivanahalli village. The locals can always guide you to either the Ramakrishna Vidya Kendra or the Sri Sharada Devi Chikitsa Kendra or the Brahmananda Vana.