Mangroves Walk on the occasion of WWD 2015 Organised by Forest Department and NMEPS

Date: Saturday, 31st Jan 2015
Chief Guest: Mr N Vasudevan, CCF (Mangroves Cell)
Participants: School Children of NM Schools
Tmie: 8.00 am

To mark the World Wetland Day 2015 on 2nd February 2015, which was a Monday, NMEPS organised a programme on Saturday 31st January 2015 along with the Forest Dept in the Mangroves Forest in Sanpada. It was primarily meant for school children. 12 Navi Mumbai Schools including Special schools participated. The participants collected on Palm Beach road and walked about 700 meters into the forest.
Over 200 people participated including 150 school children. This programme was jointly organised by Forest Dept (Mangroves Cell) & NMEPS. The Chief Guest was Mr N Vasudevan, CCF Mangroves Cell. The Forest Dept put up 16 standees with posters and their experts explained the importance of mangroves to the participants. A Painting competition was also organised in the participating schools. Each school selected 3 best paintings. These shortlisted paintings were displayed at the event venue and judged by CCF & Mrs. Sudha Punshi. Successful student painters were given 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7 consolation prizes. In addition, all participants were given certificates & a memento to all participating schools Opportunity was taken to facilitate Mr Vivek Masal, ACP Turbe Division, who has been promoted & transferred to Mumbai. He has been a great help to NMEPS in its activities. A special plaque with a citation was presented to him. edhe function went off well and the President congratulated all members and volunteers who helped in organizing the events. NMEPS thanks the Mr & Mrs. Vasudevan for gracing the event and the support provided by Forest Dept & the Navi Mumbai Police. The MC specially thanked Dr Dhiren Pania who came for the event and always assists in NMEPS programmes