NADI CONVERSATIONS|| Series II || Ganga the Perennial: Will it be Pristine Again?|| Session II

Date:   Tue Jan 12, 2021 - Tue Jan 12, 2021














Part 2: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3pm

The second session will be dedicated towards understanding the efforts made towards the conservation of the aquatic flora and fauna. This would be followed by a discussion on the rehabilitation processes undertaken for the rejuvenation of the land which have been rendered unfit for agricultural purposes. This would also be an opportunity to discuss the efforts that have been undertaken to increase public awareness about the issue of environmental degradation.



Tuesday January 12, 2021

3:00-3:05pm: Introduction and Opening Remarks

3:05-3:10pm: Welcome address by Mr Sabyasachi Dutta, Executive Director Asian Confluence

3:10-3:20 pm: Speaker 1: Professor (Dr) Ravindra Kumar Sinha Vice Chancellor at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Dolphin Man of India

3:20-3:30 pm: Speaker Mr Manu Bhatnagar Principal Director, Natural Heritage Division INTACH

3:30-3:40pm: Speaker 3: Mr Shyam Lal Singh, CEO and Chairman Planner India, Chief Patron and Trustee at Ganga Seva Nidhi

3:40-3:55pm: Questions and Answers/Discussion

3:55-4:00pm : Closing remarks by Mr Sabyasachi Dutta





Speaker's Bio


Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha, M.Sc. Ph.D. (Patna University, Patna) is currently Vice-Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu. An expert member of the National Ganga River Basin Authority he is also popularly known as Dolphin Man of India due to his extensive work on the conservation of the Ganges Dolphin. Other than this he has worked on several environmental issues especially on River Ganga and Ganges River dolphin and Atmospheric pollution 

Mr. Manu Bhatnagar is an architect, urban, and environmental planner with over 30 Years of experience in the environment sector. He currently heads the Natural Heritage Division of INTACH as Principal Director. . He has worked in India and SE Asia on diverse projects ranging from urban-regional- environmental planning to cultural documentation, river conservation, lake management, water policy, sustainable agriculture, urban biodiversity.

Mr Shyam Lal Singh is currently the Chairman & CEO of Planner India, Development & Assets Management. . He is responsible for transforming an architectural firm to an internationally renowned professional services organization providing Development Consulting & Asset Management services with cutting edge expertise Mr Singh is also the Founder Trustee at Ganga Seva Nidhi which is committed to create social awareness towards environmental degradation and pollution with special reference to the river Ganga

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