Thursday, 1 September 2011

CLIMATE I CARE : an English online monthly newsletter on climate change issues


Krishnaa Human Initiatives, launched an online monthly English Newsletter on CLIMATE CHANGE issues at:





CLIMATE I CARE is about impacts of climate change and possible mitigation strategies to compensate the same. It aims to identify the impacts and find an optimal but inexpensive solution to reverse the change.

Editorial objective

Climate change is now not only a matter of discussion it is a duty of every human being to make their earnest attempt to prevent this change from becoming a reality.Launching in 2011,Climate I Care  highlights the need for disseminating research, projects, new policies, strategies or action plans, impact analysis,mitigation measures which may lead to the development of a cumulative and aggressive mechanism to prevent the impacts of climate change.

Publishes

Climate I Care publishes articles,graphic-orials,periodics,fact-sheet dealing with  climate change,impacts and its mitigation and disseminates experiences from projects and case studies where due consideration to environmental, economic and social aspects is given and especially "the links and leverages that can be attained by this holistic approach".

Coverage

Climate I Care regards climate change under the perspective of its wider implications: for economic growth, water and food security, and for people's survival - especially those living in the poorest communities in developing countries.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

•           Climate change
•           Variability
•           Global warming
•           Mitigation
•           Adaptation
•           Natural resources
•           Uncertainty
•           Impacts
•           Ecology and ecosystems
•           Urbanization

Key journal audiences

•           Researchers and Academics performing research and studies on climate change
•           Activist of Climate Change
•           Journalist,Reporters,Editors interested in climate change
•           Engineers,Designers of Hydraulic structures
•           Cultivators
•           Natural Resource Managers
•           Companies undertaking construction and development projects which may be influenced by climate change
•           Business strategy and policy makers that take into consideration their future survival
•           Government organizations such as Environment Ministries and Planning Committees
•           Banks, insurance companies, energy providers and other stakeholders whose business is influenced by climate change

Saturday, 27 August 2011

National Eye Donation fortnight

When there is a boon, there is a prevalence of a curse, for sight being the former and blindness the later in this case. But to every problem, there is a solution and it is humanity in this case. For some, the world begins and ends with darkness but to present them with a beam of life and light is well within our hands. Eye donation is indeed a parameter of measuring how fast the society is letting the superstitions go away and initiating the noble virtues.



Between 25th August and 8th September, 2011 the Govt. of India is organizing the 26th National Eye Donation fortnight which primarily aims at popularizing the noble cause among the country so that people affected with  problems regarding Cornea can be treated with the help of the fellow countrymen. The main facts that are being targeted are that eye can only be donated after the death of an individual and on a religious note, neither any religion prevents it. But still majority of the population isn’t brave enough for taking the decision. This government initiative is no doubt a radical thought on improving both rural and urban lives by the help of various eye banks.




(Smt.) Krishna Biswas, a personality ahead of her times, in whose memory and inspiration the Krishnaa Human Initiatives have been set up, made sure that after she lives her last breath, her eyes will be donated.



Krishna Biswas
[30.09.1943 - 11.11.2009]

On 11th November, 2009 when she left the world, her eyes were donated to the Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre of Kolkata for transplantation, therapy and medical research work. This shows the way which should be followed and unlike getting lost in the crowd everyone should dare to take the first step which requires efforts on the grounds of humanity, dedication and courage. She not only left her legacy but made her eyes see the earth even in her absence.

For a noble deed like this, it’s worth donating, let’s help people! Let’s help India!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Participating in Awareness Raising and Information Campaign on Research & Innovation Cooperation with Europe

The European Union and its Member States organized together a series of information seminars throughout India to raise awareness among Indian research stakeholders about the opportunities that they can offer for research and innovation cooperation, including mobility schemes for Indian researchers. The events took place in Kolkata, among 27 key research and innovation hot spots in India.

Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI) participated in the seminar held at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata on Wednesday 15 June 2011. Shri Susanta Biswas, the Secretary & Dr. Mrinmoy Majumdar, the Hony. Technical Advisor, AP, NIT, Agartala represented the organization in the seminar. Ms. Alicia Greated, Director, Research Councils UK was the Coordinator of the program at Kolkata.


Shri Susanta Biswas, the Secretary, KHI

Dr. Mrinmoy Majumdar, the Hony. Technical Adviser, KHI

Ms. Alicia Greated, the Coordinator of the program

The information seminar at Kolkata as a part of the Awareness Raising and Information Campaign in India, successfully explored the possibilities of Research & Innovation Cooperation with Europe.



Friday, 15 July 2011

Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA)

Krishnaa Human Initiatives launched ONLINE Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA). The detailed information about the PROGRAM is available at the following link:




INDIACSR the only and biggest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) news portal in India published a news on Career Upliftment Program for Academics in the following LINK: http://www.indiacsr.in/en/?p=1377

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Releasing of Book titled "Shroddhay Smarone KRISHNA BISWAS''

Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI), a Citizen Sector Organization founded in memory of Late (Smt.) Krishna Biswas, published a Bengali book titled "Shroddhay Smarone KRISHNA BISWAS'' to pay tribute to her.  Late Biswas dedicated herself to progressive movement for the welfare of women and society. The fifty paged book with colored photographs dealt with her life sketch and nine well written articles on her. Tributary messages from distinguished persons and common people enriched the publication. On June 26, 2011, Sunday a function was organized at Kishore Bharati Vidya Bhavan, 81, Devi Nibas Road, DumDum by the CSO to distribute the book to invited guests.




Shri Satyananda Das, IFS (Retd.), Acting President, Krishnaa Human Initiatives, presenting the book "Shroddhay Smarone KRISHNA BISWAS'' to Shri Mihir Sengupta, eminent educationist & founder of Kishore Bharati Vidya Bhavan

In the function, the President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, Shri Satyananda Das, IFS (Retd.), presented the first copy of the book "Shroddhay Smarone KRISHNA BISWAS'' to Shri Mihir Sengupta. Earlier, Shri Sengupta formally released the book in a memorial function on the occasion of the first death anniversary of Late (Smt.) Krishna Biswas at her residence.


Eminent educationist Sri Mihir Sengupta releasing the book on Late (Smt.) Krishna Biswas



The Cover of the Book



Registration Certificate of the Publication


The Vice President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, Smt. Moushumi Biswas, teacher of Army Public School, published the book on behalf of the organization. The cover of the book was designed by eminent painter Shri Nirmalya Nag and another eminent painter Shri Prokas Das made the portrait sketch of Late (Smt.) Krishna Biswas.

Mrs. Moushumi Biswas, Teacher of Hindi Literature & language, Army Public School, Kolkata, The Vice-President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, welcomes Dr. Sudhee Ranjan Banerjee, Head, Experimental Nuclear Physics Section, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India and his wife Mrs. Pialy Banerjee at the function


Distinguished personalities like Dr. Sudhee Ranjan Banerjee, Head, Experimental Nuclear Physics Section, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India; Prof. Subodh Sinha, Ex-Principal, DumDum Motijheel College of Commerce; Shri Prokas Das, eminent painter and others were present among the invitees.



Shri Prokas Das, eminent painter, getting introduced with the guests. Shri Das painted two portraits of Late (Smt.) Krishna Biswas in 'pastel on paper'



Prof. Subodh Sinha, Ex-Principal, DumDum Motijheel College of Commerce, paying his homage



Dr. Sudhee Ranjan Banerjee, Head, Experimental Nuclear Physics Section, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India., paying his homage.



Shri Rupak Sengupta, Secretary, Calcutta Suburban Cooperative Colony Limited (popularly known as Motijheel Cooperative), paying his homage.



Shri Gopikanta Ghosh, Retd. Jt. CEO, KVIC  paying his homage




Mrs. Moushumi Biswas (extreme right), The Vice-President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, 
welcomes Shri Rabi Ray, Ex-Councillor, South DumDum Municipality



In the function, young classical singer Smt. Saswati Dutta performed her solo recital. Shri Susanta Biswas, Documentary Filmmaker and the Secretary of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, conducted the the program and conveyed thanks to the invited guests.





Classical singer Smt. Saswati Dutta performing her solo recital


Shri Susanta Biswas, Documentary Filmmaker and the Secretary of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, conducting the the program


The book is  published for restricted circulation and distributed to all the invited guests in the occasion. The same is gifted to the following libraries:

1. National Library, Calcutta (on 28.10.2011), 
2. Rammohun Library & Free Reading Room, Kolkata - 09 (on 09.11.2011), 
3. Bangiya Sahitya Parishat, Kolkata - 06 (on 09.11.2011)
4.The Asiatic Society, Kolkata - 16 (on 11.11.2011), 
5. Registrar of Publications, West Bengal, Kolkata - 27 (on 11.11.2011), 
6. West Bengal State Library, Kolkata (through Registrar of Publications, West Bengal), 
7. Parliament Library, New Delhi (through Registrar of Publications, West Bengal)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Participating India Water Forum 'International Water Convention'

Krishnaa Human Initiatives participated in the India Water Forum ‘International Water Convention’ on Water Security and Climate Change:Challenges and Opportunities to have productive dialogue for exploring scope for sustainable water management in drought prone area of rural Bengal. IWF was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi between 13 & 15 April 2011. 

The global convention  showcased advanced knowledge and successful technologies developed in different countries and regions as well as promoted international knowledge networks and partnerships for addressing challenges related to Water Security and Climate Change. It also promoted new eco-friendly and sustainable strategies and technologies in the water sector through discussions, debates, and dissemination of information by various water sector stakeholders.

Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, Krishnaa Human Initiatives in an interaction with Dr. Sujana Dhar Scientist & Member of the organizing committee at India Habitat Centre in the India water Forum
Krishnaa Human Initiatives focuses on rural development through natural resource management with an emphasis on providing low cost technology by enhancing  traditional knowledge for rainwater harvesting, digging small well, water retaining by check dam and introducing micro irrigation etc. in saline belt of Sunderban and drought prone areas.

Exploring livelihood opportunities for the tribal at Jungle-Mahal

A two-member delegation from Krishnaa Human Initiatives visited Jhargram and adjacent area to explore livelihood opportunities for the tribals at Jungle Mahal. Sri G. K. Ghosh, President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI) & Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI was in the delegation. 

Sri Gopi Kanta Ghosh, President, KHI, Sri Ashok Nandi, Executive Director, Jhargram Khadi & Village Industries Association and Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary KHI, in a meeting in a tribal village
The initiative was strengthened by the active cooperation of Jhargram Khadi & Village Industries AssociationSri Ashok Kumar Nandy, Executive Director of the association interacted with Krishnaa Human Initiatives to draw a roadmap for the future work programs in this regard. 

Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary KHI, interacting with Sri Ashok Nandi, Executive Director, Jhargram Khadi & Village Industries Association in a village near Jhargram
The team also interacted with technical experts from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, regarding technology transfer, training etc.

Sri Gopi Kanta Ghosh, President, KHI, Sri Ashok Nandi, Executive Director, Jhargram Khadi & Village Industries Association and Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary KHI, visiting the saal leaves plate making unit to assess the market potentiality of the NTFP products

Convergence for Rural Health Care and Livelihood Security


Convergence of various schemes of Government Departments as well as proper natural resource management is necessary for rural health care and livelihood security, said Shri G. K. Ghosh, Retd. Jt. CEO, Khadi & Village Industries Commission and the Founder President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI). Shri Ghosh was addressing a workshop on Rural Health Care System and Livelihood Security held at Jadavpur University. He also informed that the citizen sector organization Krishnaa Human Initiatives is focusing on the convergence of different Government schemes for augmentation of livelihood opportunities for the people at grass root level through natural resource management.

Sri G. K. Ghosh, President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI) & Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI
interacting in the workshop at Jadavpur University organized by the RC, NAEB, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India
The RC, NAEB, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India organized the workshop in the Administrative Building of Jadavpur University on November 02, 2010, with the august presence of distinguished personalities from relative fields. Besides, Shri G. K. Ghosh, Prof. A N Basu, former VC, Jadavpur University, Prof. S.  Dutta, Pro VC, Jadavpur University, Dr. D. K. Sharma, IFS, DIG, NAEB, Dr. A. K. Banerji, IFS, Former Senior Forestry Consultant, World Bank, Swami Vishwamayananda, Asst. Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur and Shri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI were among the guests. The Coordinator of the Regional Centre Prof. (Dr) Asis Mazumdar welcomed all.


The Coordinator of the Regional Centre Prof. (Dr) Asis Mazumdar (centre) & Shri Satyananda Das, Vice-President, Krishnaa Human Initiatives (extreme right) among distinguished guests in the interactive session of the workshop
The speakers emphasized on the need of research on Bioaccumulation of Pollutants etc. maintaining of database, cautious cultivation and profitable marketing. The importance of documentation of proven Traditional Knowledge as well as patenting of Indigenous Knowledge was discussed vividly. The speakers appreciated the view of Shri G. K. Ghosh and referred to the necessity of convergence and the problems of achieving the same.

Seminar on 'The Significance of Natural Resource Management in Rural Development'

Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI), a Citizen Sector Organization organized a seminar in Kolkata on “The Significance of Natural Resource Management in Rural Development”. Eminent speakers from relevant fields including dignitaries from Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Jadavpur University, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda Institute of Bio-technology, Exide Industries etc. participated in the discussion.


Prof. Bikash Chandra Sinha, Padma Bhusan, the Homi Bhabha Chair Professor of Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre delivering his speech as the Chief Guest Speaker

Shri Sailesh Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Padma Bhusan, Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, delivering his presidential address
Prof. Bikash Chandra Sinha, Padma Bhusan, presently the Homi Bhabha Chair Professor at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre graced the occasion as the Chief Guest Speaker of the seminar. Shri Sailesh Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Padma Bhusan, Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission presided over the function.


Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Distinguished Scientist, Head, Physics Group of Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre conveying his good wishes to Krishnaa Human Initiatives
Shri Keshav Kamble, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Khadi & Village Industries Commission conveying his good wishes to Krishnaa Human Initiatives
Shri Ashok Ghosh, Registrar of Societies, West Bengal conveying his good wishes to Krishnaa Human Initiatives.
Eminent personalities like Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Distinguished Scientist, Head, Physics Group of Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre , Shri K.D. Kamble, Dy. CEO, KVIC and Shri Asok Ghosh, Registrar of Societies graced the seminar.


Shri Gopi Kanta Ghosh, President, Krishnaa Human Initiatives, delivering welcome address.
Shri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, Krishnaa Human Initiatives, introducing the seminar on "The Significance of Natural Resource Management in Rural Development”
 The Panel of speakers includes:
  • Prof Bikash Chandra Sinha, Padma Bhusan, Homi Bhaba Chair Professor at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
  • Dr. M.K. Das, Head, Regional Centre, BRIT, Radiopharmaceuticals Lab, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
  • Dr. Bed Prakash SyamRoy, Former Spl Officer & Ex-Officio Spl Secretary, Development & Planning Dept, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Dr. B. K. Datta, Director, Vivekananda Institute of Bio-technology, Ramakrishna Ashram, Nimpith
  • Mr. Sudipto Roy, Chief Public Relations Officer, Exide Industries
  • Swami Tattwajnanananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira, Belur
  • Prof Ratan Lal Brahmachary, Former Professor & Head, Embryology Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
  • Mr. Salman Zafar, Renewable Energy Advisor

Smt. Moushumi Biswas, Governing Body Member, Krishnaa Human Initiatives
reading out the abstracts of the papers

There were participation in the seminar from reputed NGOs like, Chandrakanta Lalitmohan Resham Khadi Samity, Bharat Khadi Sevak Sangha, Jhargram Khadi & V.I. Association, Sundarban Khadi & Village Industrial Society, Joygopalpur Youth Development Centre, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Murshidabad Khadi Gramadyog Samity, Purusattam Resham Khadi Samity, All Bengal Publishers Association, Ananda Ashram Sarada Vidyapith etc.




Eminent social activist of  Sandeshkhali Shri Nirapada Sardar conveying his good wishes to Krishnaa Human Initiatives. Shri Sardar was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Sandeshkhali assembly constituency in 2011

The Seminar on 'Significance of Natural Resource Management in Rural Development'
was held at Jivanananda Sabhaghar in Paschim Banga Bangla Academy

Monday, 25 April 2011

Banaja Shilpa Mela at Kolkata

Krishnaa Human Initiatives was associated with the  Regional Centre, National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, a centre under the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India in organizing Banaja Shilpa Mela at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshasala, Kolkata. Buyers sellers meet Banaj Shilpa Mela was organized to give tribal villagers a market exposure and establish convergence with various other organizations including Government departments for development funds, Bankers for regular credit flow, Insurance companies for social security and Corporate Sectors for infrastructure development and marketability of  the products.

Banaja Shilpa Mela was organized at Kolkata
Participants at Banaja Shilpa Mela
Participants at Banaja Shilpa Mela

The villagers from forest fringe areas of Purulia and 24 Parganas North Districts of West Bengal and from the states of Jharkhand and Sikkim participated in the event.

Exploring livelihood scope for women SHGs in AILA stricken village

A two-membered team from Krishnaa Human Initiatives visited AILA stricken villages to explore livelihood opportunities for local women self-help groups. The team visited many affected villages including Dhamakhali, Kumirmari, Khulna, Sandeshkhali, Hemnagar and interacted with 22 women self-help groups in a meeting at Dhuchnikhali.  The team consists of Shri Satyananda Das, IFS (Retd.) & Research Scientist, the Vice-President of KHI and Shri Susanta Biswas, Distinguished Documentary Filmmaker, the Secretary of Krishnaa Human Initiatives

Interaction with the local women self-help groups at Dhuchnikhali

In association with a local organization Joygopalpur Youth Development Centre as well as the active support of  local social activist and progressive political personality Shri Nirapada Sardar, the two-membered team from KHI explored livelihood opportunities for the local victims of AILA. 

Shri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, Krishnaa Human Initiatives,
visiting the AILA stricken villages at Sunderban
Besides exploring the traditional knowledge of the local forest fringe village dwellers regarding livelihood opportunities and local rural development as a whole, the team emphasized on various measures of Natural Resource management. As the organization, Krishnaa Human Initiatives, aims to play a significant role in augmentation of livelihood opportunities for the people at grassroots-level through natural resource management, the team suggested some viable methods which can easily be adopted by the local women self-help groups of the said AILA stricken villages. And the groups cordially welcome the suggestions by the team.

The AILA stricken river bank at Sunderban

Shri Satyananda Das, Vice-President, Krishnaa Human Initiatives
with local social activist and Member of Legislative Assembly, West Bengal
Shri Nirapada Sardar on a boat