Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Swachchata Abhiyan- a join effort of Samvedna, Shaktishali Mahila Sangathan and Forest Department Shivpuri

 Samvedna- a society for global concerns, Shaktishali Mahila Snagathan and Forest Departmen Shivpuri cleaned Karbala and walking road of Shivpuri. I was a four day mission. Chief Conservator of Forest Mr. Ramesh Srivastava, DFO Mr. D.K Agarwal and his team along with the teams of NGOs did commendable work . Gajar grass was removed and plantation work was also done in Karbala. Karbala can come up as a beautiful picnic spot and walking place for local people.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vultures of Central India

  1. The Red-headed Vulture is also known as the Asian King Vulture, Indian Black Vulture or Pondicherry Vulture. It is mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent, with small disjunct populations in some parts of Southeast Asia. Wikipedia
  2. Scientific nameSarcogyps calvus
  3. Mass3.5 – 6.3 kg
  4. Length76 – 86 cm
  5. RankSpecies
  6. Wingspan2 – 2.6 m
This Red headed vulture( was spotted in Madhav National park at Shivpuri Madhya Pradesh on 31st May 2015. It is also known as Asian King Vulture or Indian Black Vulture or Pondicherry vulture. It is known as Raaj gidh , Mulla gidh and Bhaonra in hindi and Kalo shakun or Raj Shakun in Bengali. I is one of the species of old Word Vulture found in Indian subcontinent. Its population showed reduction in population due to the use of Diclofenac in veterinary medicine. This bird has its own importance in Hindu mythology, Gidh Raaj has its mention in Ramayan too.

Indian Vulture(Gyps indicus) an old world vulture is a scavenger feeds mainly on carrion from both urban and rural landscapes. Although sometimes regarded as ugly and gross, vultures play very important role in keeping ecosystems healthy. They serve both a biological and cultural significance. 23 species of vultures are known and they are classified into two groups: Old World Vultures and New World Vultures. There are 16 species of Old world vultures and 7 species of new world vulture. Old World vultures inhabit Africa, Asia, and Europe. New World Vultures can be found throughout the Americas.Old World species, members have an amazing sense of smell to locate food, having the ability to find their meal up to several kilometers away. Indian vulture is a member of Old world vulture. All species of vultures are shown to be very intelligent. It has its mythological importance too. It helped Lord Rama in finding Goddess Sita in Ramayan.
These vultures play a significant role in keeping our ecosystem healthy and clean. They do not hunt live prey. Their number declined up to 95% during 90s and 2000 due to poisoning caused by the veterinary drug diclofenac which causes renal failure in them. It was listed as critically endangered . Various efforts are made to protect and increase their population. Vulture restaurants is one in this direction. It was really nice to see indian vultures in such a large number in Madhav National Park Shivpuri, M.P. India.1 September marks International Vulture Awareness Day to create awareness regarding this bird among common mass.

Egyptian Vulture

Saturday, August 8, 2015

World Breast Feeding Week 1 August to 7 August 2015

स्वस्थ बालयकाल स्वस्थ जीवन.  आज भी लोगों में ऐसा विश्वास है की नवजात शिशु का पहल साल बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण होता है.  बच्चे की रोगों के प्रति प्रतिरोधक क्षमता काम होती है. ऐसा मन जाता है की जो बच्चे एक साल तक काम बीमार पड़ते है वे आगे भी स्वस्थ रहते है. शिशु को स्वश्थ रखने और उचित पोषड में स्तनपान का महत्वपूर्ण योगदान है. प्रसव उपरांत बच्चे को एक घंटे के अन्दर माँ का गढ़ दूध जिसे कोलोस्ट्रम  कहते है देने से बच्चों की रोगों के  प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ती है.  तथा छः  माह तक केवल माँ का दूध पीने से बच्चे इन्फेक्शन से बचे रहते है यह एक कुदरती वैक्सीन है ।  यही नहीं माँ का दूध पीने वाले बच्चे ऊपर का दूध पीने वाले बच्चों की तुलना में अधिक बुद्धिमान होतें है, यही नहीं स्तनपान    करवाने से माता का स्वास्थ्य भी अच्छा रहता है. आज महिलाये घर के अतिरिक्त बहार की ज़िम्मेदारी भी उठा रही है।  इस दोहरी ज़िम्मेदारी में हमारी अगली पीढ़ी दुष्प्रभावित न हो इसका हमें ध्यान देना है.  कामकाजी महिलाएं आपने शिशु को स्तनपान करा सके यह अत्यावश्यक है. इस परपेक्ष में  सुरक्षा नीति अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है जो महिलाओं को सम्मान पूर्वक कार्य करने का अधिकार देती है.  स्तनपान करने वाली महिलाओं के लिए कार्यस्थल में पालना घर की सुविधा तथा दिन में दो बार बच्चे को स्तनपान के लिए अवकाश सम्मिलित है.  संवेदना ने सतनवाड़ा जिला शिवपुरी में जा कर  प्रसूताओं से मुलाकात कर उन्हें स्तनपान करने के सही तरीके एवं लाभ के विषय में बताया. सामान्य तौर पर शिशु को १०-१२ घंटे तक  स्तन पान न कराने  कि  भ्रान्ति को कोलोस्ट्रम  की जानकारी दे कर दूर करने का  किया तथा नयी प्रसूता को  घंटे घंटे पर स्तनपान करे के लिए प्रेरित किया.  कामकाजी महिलाओं को उनके मातृत्व सम्बन्धी अधिकारों के विषय में जानकारी प्रदान करी.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

World Day against Child Labour-June 12

Samvedna, Shaktishali Mahila Sangathan, , Department of Women empowerment together celebrated this day and advocated to stop child labour, they motivated their  parentsr to send them to school.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

World no Tobacco Day -May 31

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. Samedna -a society for global concerns, Shaktishali mahila Sangathan Shivpuri and Child line Shivpuri organised an awareness program at Bansagar to educate people about disadvantages of consuming tobacco and tobacco related products. Addicted youths were specifically targeted by the members of these organisations. They got convinced and promised to leave this bad habit . They also promised that they will stop others too from taking tobacco which creates health, social problems

. They all agreed that this is he root cause of all problems.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Plum Headed parakeet- A day for parakeets

Seeing plum headed parakeet both male and female was  an amazing experience. Parakeets in general are very beautiful and their activities and calls have attracted  us so much that they are kept in cage even now.But I feel that watching them free is a great pleasure. I was close to nature from last so many years and had great appreciation for nature and my stay at Shivpuri brought me much much more closer to it. Watching beautiful colourful birds became my pass time or hobby. I started studying about them and now , I will not hesitate in saying that I have fallen in love with this beautiful creation of God. Today morning when I was sitting in my garden a flock of parakeets landed at the top of a tree close to me. I saw grey headed parakeets with yellow beak, They were slightly smaller than the common parakeet. I had seen  male plum headed parakeet in winters and thought the new grey head parakeet to be of different species but on going through book I came to know that it is female of plum headed parakeet. Story does't end here. Their was a small hole in the stem of tree and I saw two female fighting for home. I have recorded that beautiful fight for land.
Our organisation is motivating people to keep food and water for birds and I have kept few pots on floor and  have hanged few of them on various places so that all types of birds could get water easily.
I saw a common parakeet trying to drink water from one of the pots hanging on the branch of. I could see it assessing wether  it will be safe for it to sit on pot. Then s/he decided to sip water without sitting on the pot. It was really interesting to watch its acrobatics. It will not be wrong to say that it was a parakeets day.

Plum Headed Parakeets

plum headed parakeet - Nov 2014 Shivpuri
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Rose ringed Parakeet trying to drink water from earthen pot hanging on a tree. Intelligent parakeet know that this small pot won't support its weight so it decided to hang upside down to take a sip  in this hpt summer.