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Sustainable Development Goal - 9

By
Dr.Sanjay Banerji
Founder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business
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Dear Friends,

This month we shall discuss the 9th Sustainable Development Goal: Infrastructure, industrialization and innovation. In this blog, we shall try to explain:

In this blog, we shall try to explain:

  1. What it is and why is this relevant
  2. What are its indicators and targets?
  3. Where do we stand in India
  4. What can we do to support the goal
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Thirumurai/Thevaram songs on Rameswaram

By
C.Rangarajan, Chennai
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Saivite saint-poet Sri Gnanasambanda Perumaan has composed some beautiful hymns on Rameswaram. This comes as part of 3rd canto of “Thirumurai”, a compendium of devotional songs on Lord Siva.
அலைவளர் தண்மதி யோடய லேஅடக் கிஉமை
முலைவளர் பாகமு யங்கவல் லமுதல் வன்முனி
இலைவளர் தாழைகள் விம்முகா னலிரா மேச்சுரம்
தலைவளர் கோலநன் மாலையன் தானிருந் தாட்சியே.
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இராமேஸ்வர சத்திரங்கள்

வே.பரந்தாமன் மற்றும்அ.பிரேம்குமார்
ரீச் பவுண்டேஷன், சென்னை
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கொண்டேஸ்வர மடம்

இச்சத்திரம் கோயிலின் மேற்கு நுழைவாயிலின் இடதுபுறம் சுமார் 1 கி.மீ தொலைவில் உள்ளது. இங்குள்ள மருத்துவ குலத்தவர்கள் (முடி திருத்துவோர்) சுமார் 100 வருடங்களாக பயன்படுத்தி வருகின்றனர். இம்மண்டபம் சுமார் 200 ஆண்டுகள் பழமை வாய்ந்ததாகும் என்பதை இங்குள்ள கட்டிட அமைப்புகள் காட்டுகின்றன. மடத்தினுள் பளிங்குக் கற்களாலான காந்தியின் நின்ற சிற்பம் உள்ளது.
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Solid Waste Management

By
Hand in Hand Inclusive Development and Services, Chennai
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Training Programme for Green Friends

A training programme for Green Friends was conducted on 09th September at the Agnitheertham Office. The programme covered COVID-19 and awareness topic, wherein 93 Green Friends participated, in the presence of Sanitary Inspector and Medical Health Officer of Rameswaram.
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Herbal Garden (Muligai Vanam)
Engelmann Prickly Pear

By Dr.A.Abirami
C.P.R. Environmental Education Center, Chennai
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Distribution and Habitat

Prickly pears are members of the Cactacceae or cactus family, which includes about 130 genera and 1,500 species. The plant have originated in Mexico and distributed in arid and semi arid regions of the world, such as Australia, Africa, USA, Mediterranean basin and South East Asia. It prefers hillsides, desert basins, and canyon bottoms, growing often in juniper-oak woodlands, grasslands, and dry deserts. Opuntia engelmannii is a succulent branched shrub that grows up to 1.5 m tall.
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Revival and Renovation of Water Bodies
Arjuna Teertham

By
Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep
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Location

It is located on the main road leading to Ramar Padam

Form

It is in the form of a Pond

Mythological Story and Merit of this Teertham

Arjuna has done an intense Tapas using this Teertham along with his brothers to regain wealth. It is also said that this Teertham is good in terms of cleansing Sins and regaining power. Doing Dharma in the banks of this Teertha gives multifold punya.
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Social Capital

By
Green Rameswaram Trust
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Naga Teertham

On September 6, 2020 Naga Teertham was cleaned with the support of volunteers. Even though it is in the prime location in front of main temple it is not visited by locals as well as Pilgrims.

Nakula Teertham

On September 11, 2020, Nakula Teertham was cleaned by volunteers from Purohit association along with Green Rameswaram team.
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Green Rameswaram newsletter (Tamil)

For students….
From students ..

1st issue – September 2020
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