WELCOME TO PRAKRITHI MITRA
Mahathma Gandhi, Father of Indian Nation believed that "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed".
Commemorating his birthday and UNCOP11 on Biological Diversity being held at Hyderabad a programme is being conducted with a component of awards to encourage the individuals and institutions to observe Biodiversity Conservation as a way of life and adopt Biodiversity Conservation Policy.
The awards will be called as Prakrithi Mitra on the lines of UNCOP 11 on Biological Diversity slogan of "Prakrithi Rakshathi Rakshitha".
"Prakrithi Mitra", will be the largest biodiversity conservation education programmes in the world, which is being formally launched on 2 October 2012. Prakrithi Mitra is a programme for employees and members of formal and informal organizations, communities, including educational institutions and students that envision creating Prakrithi Mitra (Friends of all nature) in every such formal and informal organization and educational institution in India. The goal of the programme is to create a network of citizens across the nation which has knowledge,awareness and commitment to meet the challengesof biodiversity conservation.
Annual Prakrithi Mitra awards are proposed at village level, mandal level, district level,state level and national level on October 2 Gandhi Jayanthi based on the nature conservation efforts taken up at individual, community and organization levels.
The respective Institution/Organisation at Institution/Organization level, District Magistrates at District level, State Biodiversity Conservation Boards at state level and National Biodiversity Authority at the National level can constitute committees annually to evaluate the performance and award the best efforts in Biodiversity conservation. It is proposed that the awards would be sponsored out of corporate social/environmental responsibility contributions of public sector institutions.