April 12th, 2014


Eco-volunteers' Meet, ThoughtWorks, Koramangala, Bangalore, 120414

The first meeting of Eco-volunteers (those who took the Volunteer Training Program, or VTP), was held at ThoughtWorks, Koramangala, Bangalore, on 120414.

It was as if Ganesha, the Elephant God, had waited in the foyer with a gesture of benison!


Raju KV took up the job of co-ordinating the meet, and conducting it:


Over 40 people turned up, showing their interest in volunteering for wildlife conservation:




Raju welcomed the gathering, and while the two Prasahanths set up their video presentation,


N C Mohan talked about patches of fragmented forest, which needed even more protection than areas designated as National Parks. He showed slides of patches of forest which were deliberately set on fire, patches where he found snares, and tried to take action against these on his own.

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Here's a short video of the gathering:

Raju then closed the meeting with a vote of thanks, starting with Sumeet Moghe, who had kindly made the ThoughtWorks premises available for the meet, and for providing refreshments, too. (Some of us need a 101 on operating the coffee machine!) The meet was generally felt to have been a very productive one, and many of the members continued their exchange of views for a while after the meet.