Bala Janaagraha is a civic education program aimed at India's children This is a uniquely designed citizenship education programme that is aimed at empowering children with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to develop a deep sense of ownership and responsibility towards their society. Mission: To provide quality civic education to children who then feel compelled to use their knowledge to bring about positive development to India's urban landscape.
The first " I change my street " campaign begins today and we take this opportunity to thank our volunteers from DELL, parent volunteers, community volunteers, school management and students from both the schools who have signed up for the event.
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Endosulfan, a highly toxic organochlorine pesticide was sprayed in the cashew plantations in Kasaragod District sine 1976, till 2001 regularly three times every year. The aerial spraying of Endosulfan was allegedly undertaken to contain the menace of the tea mosquito bug. The intensive use of Endosulfan results in a chemical disaster (similar to the case of Bhopal gas leak disaster – http://www.bhopal.net,http://www.bhopal.org)
Endosulfan became a highly controversial agrichemical due to its acute toxicity, potential for bioaccumulation, and role as an endocrine disruptor. Because of its threats to human health and the environment, a global ban on the manufacture and use of endosulfan was negotiated under the Stockholm Convention in April 2011. More than 80 countries including the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, several West African nations, the United States, Brazil, and Canada had already banned it or announced phase-outs by the time the Stockholm Convention ban was agreed upon.
Related links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endosulfan#India http://indiatogether.org/endosulf-environment http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article1983284.ece
Ms. Nirmala teacher and point of contact at Riverdale school for the programme is associated with us for the last four years. A very enthusiastic teacher who believes that children when guided well can bring in the change what is required in the society now.