"Our Environment Our Concern"
Green circle, registered in Delhi under Societies Registration Act 1860 under the registration number S 42058/2002 on 8th April 2002 was founded on 19.8.2001. Ours is a voluntary Non Governmental organization promoted by a group of environmental activists who have a desire and an urge for protecting environment from degradation. Green circle was built on the premise that our great Mother Earth is not inherited from our ancestors but is borrowed from the future generation. Whatever we have borrowed should be returned to the owners in ‘as is where is’ condition. Green Circle came into existence, for contributing the squirrel’s share in this mammoth task. Our Society is managed by a council of management consisting of 7 people drawn from various sections having interest in environmental activities.
This is one of our flagship programs, well appreciated by Dwarka Delhi citizens in general and by GGIP University in particular. This is a voluntary work where our volunteers choose a location in various locations in Dwarka and assemble on Saturady morning in a park or public place and collect plastic waste, hand it over to Municpal authorities in their collection van. Several organisations join us sometimes to carry out this service. This is being done regularly from 2017 onwards
PAVITRA PEEPAL PROJECT
The very religious and pious worshipping place is Peepal Tree for Hindus, but we have seen that most of the Peepal trees are cluttered with Trash containing Puja Waste which includes flowers in polythene bags, broken idols, photo frames etc. Our volunteers clean the base of the tree and hand over the trash to Municipal authorities after dry-wet segregation. Sometimes, some agencies come forward to collect bio waste for composting purpose
STUDENTS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARNESS PROGRAM(SEAP)
This is our oldest program, which is there ever since inception. Involving Students and introducing them to environmental action is the main focus of this program. We train the strudents in street plays, stage programs, creative modeling, waste to wealth efforts, awarenss campaigns on green crackers, compsoting, nursery techniques, tree planting and plogging programs besides camping, trekking & naature trails
This is our regular Annual program going on since 2017. We condcut this program with a view to inculcate awareness. Uniqueness of this program is, it is conducted for all age groups including senior citizens. Best posters are awarded. The competition has a main motto to develop creative concepts, not just to encourage painters
We have been conducting monthly environmental lectures in the begining and every month there used to be one lecture by activists. The uniqueness lies in encouraging those who work in the field of environment, but need not necessarily be an expert. During the COVID period, we could not do, but now the program is online.
Tree Clinic emcompasses several ventures to save existing trees. It includes Tree adoption Program (TAP), Tree deconcretisation, denailing and removing creepers on trees like amar bhel. The clinic activists have several times re-erected the fallen trees. We also plant new trees and nurture them. Other activites involve new tree planting, nursery development, gardening and community composting
On retirement from his Bank, he is pursuing his Care for natural environment. He loves Travelling, Photography, Philately, Reading and Trekking besides Enviornmental protection. He has been a camper & trekker, who intensively trekked leh Ladak areas in his youthhood
R.P. Kesan - Chairman
Retired Banker Associated with Green Circle for the last 10 years creating Awareness about Clean Environment and planting of trees. Able organizer & campaigner, known for his human relations. An active volunteer in Plastic segregation project
Vishal Lall - Jt Secretary
He works as Global Apparel & Accessories sourcing expert An ace social worker and an animal lover, he has been volunteering with many Social organisations for Environmental & social Activities He loves gardening, music and pets.
A K Saigal - Director
Retired as Assistant Meteorologist from India Meteorological Department, he has dedicated his time for social work, feeding the downtrodden. His interest is for social work. He is a yoga practitioner and meditator. Besides he has interest in event management, travelling and tree planting
Anurag Mohan - Director
Retired Banker, interested in home garden: He loves making organic and wet waste. Plays active role in Shramdaan for waste collection and tree denailing
Krishnamurthy - Director
Retired from Central Civil Services worked more on welfare activities by being Director of Labor Welfare division as well as long tenure in International Labor Organization(United Nations).
Romilla Gandhi - Advisor
Retired as Principal from a college in Punjab, she made a thesis on water contamination and its effects on health and had done many extension activities in hygiene, health, environment and nutrition and delivered lectures in villages of Punjab. She is interested in awareness campaigns and women empowerment programs and is fond of writing, stitching, cooking and reading.
R Rengarajan - Founder Member
Principal In-charge, DTEA SR Sec School, R K Puram, New Delhi supports all Initiatives on reducing Paper in Office, Plastic Free School, Organic Farming in School, Awareness Creation among the Students . He is interested in promoting Carnatic Music among Youth and his hobbies are listening to Classical Music & reading Books
K. Penneswaran - Founder Member
Media Person, he served Daily Thanthi after his voluntary retirement from Home Ministry. He was running a Tamil Magazine earlier and also was the Vice President of Delhi Tamil Sangam. He had directed may stage plays in Delhi