PATNA: Hundreds of students from city schools participated in the pre-celebration of World Earth Day organized by Tarumitra, an NGO, on its premises at Digha on Saturday. They marched to the Panchavati forest area of Tarumitra and performed ‘aarti’ and applied ‘chandan and tika’ to the trees. They also took the ‘green pledge’ to take care of environment.
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Andea Ulloa Castrejon: Originally from Mexico and presently a student of Engineering in Development and Environment at the University of Zamorano, Honduras.
Tania Chicaiza Palango: Orginally from Ecuador presently a student of Engineering in Development and Environment at the University of Zamorano, Honduras.
Promoting waterless ecological sanitation in Tarumitra, a Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre in India
A Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre, Tarumitra (meaning Friends of Trees, in both Hindi and Sanskrit), in the outskirts of Patna city, is a key resource in promoting ecosan in Bihar state. With support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through the SEI/WASHi initiative, Tarumitra built a demonstration ecosan and hygiene facility on its premises, giving visitors an opportunity to see and learn about ecosan first hand.
Tarumitra, meaning “Friends of Trees,” is a movement started by students in Patna in 1988 to protect and promote a healthy environment. Tarumitra aims to: spread ecological sensitivity; to equip its members with skills in handling local environmental problems; to organise campaigns for the preservation of bio-diversity; and to promote a spirituality and a worldview that is earth friendly.