Past Programmes

Activity Report for 2004 - 2005

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, BANGALORE (June 5th 2004):

T Sri. S.G. Vasudev addressing after inaugurating the Photography Exhibition at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Eco-Watch has been actively involved in the environmental movement in the state of Karnataka over the last more than a decade. The centre has been instrumental in creating awareness about key environmental issues and concerns among students and the general public. To spread the message of environmental protection and conservation, Eco-Watch organizes programmes and activities for various sections of the society to build this sense of belongingness and make them responsible citizens. Hence the World Environment Day is observed every year wherein a series of programmes and activities are carried out at different venues to reach out to a larger number of people in and around the city. The centre organized various activities such as painting exhibition, debates, essay and painting competitions, eco-quiz, workshops, set up stalls by other NGOs, etc. Following are a few pictures of the different activities conducted at the Kantheerava stadium on June 5th 2004. Eco-Watch also associated with SOS Children’s Village and other organization in carrying out the events.

T Sri. S.G. Vasudev addressing after inaugurating the Photography Exhibition at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Photography Exhibition on display for the public.
Students participating in quiz competition.
Painting competition for students

ECO-GANESHA CAMPAIGN, BANGALORE (Sept 2004):

To create awareness about the ill and harmful effects of immersing Ganesha idols in lakes and tanks of Bangalore, the centre organized a mass campaign in association with the Lake Development Authority in the city. Leaflets, posters, messages on banners, dramas and street plays and also a short film on the issue were made to spread awareness. The campaign was spread over a period of one month during September 2004.

SOUJANYA MAASA (CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS AIR POLLUTION), BANGALORE & OTHER URBAN CENTRES (Nov-04 to Jan-05)

The centre carried out a major awareness campaign addressing air pollution problems and the need to reduce it drastically. The campaign was carried out in association with government departments, NGOs, colleges, schools, social clubs and others who supported this campaign. Series of workshops, campaigns, presentations, emission checks, promotion camps of eco-friendly vehicles and using mass/public transportation were the focus of this campaign As part of the campaign Eco-Watch also undertook a tree planting programme which projected the need to increase the green cover in Bangalore. The campaign was carried out in different parts of the state to address the issue in as many urban centres as possible, such as Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum, Mysore, etc.

COASTAL BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION WORKSHOP IN KUMTA, UTTARA KANNADA DISTRICT (March 7th 2005):

Eco-Watch organized a workshop on the importance of coastal ecology and its conservation in Kumta, Uttara Kannada district on March 7th 2005 involving various communities of the coastal region. Resource personnel from various backgrounds were invited to deliver lectures and make presentations. Some of the key topics that were discussed were: Coastal ecology and biodiversity, conservation needs, government policies and regulations, Coastal Zone Regulation, role of NGOs and communities in coastal areas and the like. Discussions and interactions followed the presentation and an exhibition / display was also organized for the students and the general community of the region.