“Until the banks are strong and spirited, the river keeps flowing!”, said Sandeep Sawant, the writer and director of the movie ‘Nadi vahate’. He was speaking as the chief guest of an environmental workshop held in Kharghar. After successfully screening the well-known movie ‘Shwas’, he took about 10 years to screen his second story. While addressing the participants, he talked about how he created it, the research involved and also his experiences while shooting it.
The workshop was held on May 1st and the students from Mumbai to Goa had an opportunity to talk to the director, discuss, ask questions, and have those questions answered correctly.
This one day workshop was organized by the Student for Development, Konkan region. Shri Sachin Dave, SFD national convenor, informed the students about clean Narmada movement and people’s as well as Government’s support in it. He also informed about the different projects being conducted by SFD in India.
‘Environment and us’, the discussion session was held by Shrimati Sangeeta Joshi. She briefed on the silviculture and energy conservation projects taken by Paryavaran Dakshata Manch. She also shared experiences of her participation in the Water Cup competition.
As a part of the workshop, students had a field visit to village Deharang. Satkarma Shradhrashraya’s different projects for tribals were shown in this visit.
Projects and events under SFD in Konkan state, students’ participation in those, as well as the future prospects of this work were focused on by Mihir Desai, SFD state convener. He discussed the theme and purpose of this environmental workshop. He also emphasized on students being sensitive towards society and environment and that this can be achieved by contributing in different social activities.
Aniket Ovhal, ABVP state secretary and Shri. Baheti, a social activist from Madhya Pradesh also attended this workshop.
The students agreed to be active in working for the waste management as well as water conservation-related activities.