Registration for Eco Event on December-22nd

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.
First in this series of workshops is scheduled on Sunday, the 10th November at Shivanahalli. Eminent writer and environmentalist Dr.AN.Yellappa Reddy 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 Dr. Yellappa Reddy

Dr. Yellappa Reddy is a Graduate in Agricultural Science and a Post Graduate in Soil Science. He is a member of the Indian Forestry Services, and has 4 decades of service in the IFS in Karnataka.
Dr. Reddy has served as Administrator of Forests for 20 years. He was also in the Research Wing of the Forestry Services for 10 years, and has also held the post of Chief Conservator, Forests. He retired as the Secretary, Department of Ecology and Environment, in Karnataka.
Dr. Reddy has written a book titled ‘Sacred Plants’ – this book is about the plants used in various rituals, and gives the logic and the aromatherapy science behind this usage.
Today, Dr. Reddy is the Governing Council Member, Foundation for Ecological Security of India. He is also Member, Karnataka High Court Lok Adalat, as well as the Chief Advisor, Bangalore University Bio-diversity Park.
Mr. Reddy is a very active membet of BET, and he brings with him immense years of experience, knowledge and contacts that BET leverages very often in its endeavors.

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. Walk led by Dr.Yellappa Reddy

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: Discussion Session

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm: Discussion

Registration Link:

Registration is mandatory for the participation. Please register below

Last Date For Registration is : Dec 20th 2013 , 21:00 HRS
Number of participants will be limited to 50.


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.

Participants are to be sure they attend both morning and afternoon sessions

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.