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Ecological Festival for the Western Ghats

Event Start Date:
1st February 2019
Event End Date:
3rd February 2019
Event Venue:
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

National Level Ecological Festival for Saving the Western Ghats

1st, 2nd & 3rd February 2019

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Host Organizer: OSAI, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu


Festival Reception Committee

Day 1 / 1st February 2018, Friday

08.00AM- 09.45AM Registration

09.00AM- 10.00AM Cultural Programme from different States

10.00AM- 11.00PM- Inaugural Ceremony

Welcome Speech, Chairman, Reception Committee

Planting of plants by the Adivasis

Key Note Address by the Chief Guest.

Vote of Thanks, Secretary, Reception Committee.

11.00AM-11.30 AM Break for Health Drink

11.30AM -01.00PM Sharing of concerns by the Host State.

01.00PM- 02.30PM Lunch Break

02.30PM- 04.00PM Sharing of concerns by the Participating Stats.

To revisit and highlights present status of the Western Ghats and key activities.

Moderator: Dr. VaishaliPattil

04.00PM – 04.30 Break for Health Drink and move to side event/s

04.30PM- 06.00PM Parallel / Side Events

Biodiversity of the Western Ghats (Forest, flora & fauna, etc.) Policy Change, Development V/S Destruction, Rivers, Climate change, Indigenous people, Livelihood, Youth, Culture, in Western Ghats, Tourism, Agriculture, Land use, Water, Natural V/S Manmade Calamities, Sensitive Ecological Zone, NGT Orders about Western Ghats, Soil Erosion, Cultural Diversity, etc. )

06.00PM- 08.00PM Cultural Festival/ Music videos/ Documentary / Small Play, etc

08.00PM-09.00PM Dinner

Day 2/ 2nd February 2019, Saturday

09.30AM-11.00AM Plenary on Legal Matters

Key Speaker: Dr. Claude Alvares


11.00AM-11.30AM Break for Health Drink and to move to Parallel Sessions.

11.30AM- 01.00PM Voices for Western Ghats

Speakers from Union and Western Ghats’s State Governments

01.00PM- 02.30PM Lunch break

02.30PM- 04.00PM Voices for Western Ghats

Speakers from Industry, Political Party, Media, Youth Organization, Trade Union.

04.00PM – 04.30 PM Break for Health Drink and moving to Parallel / Side events.

04.30PM- 06.00PM Parallel / Side Events on various Initiatives / Struggles for saving / Conserving the Western Ghats.

06.00PM- 08.30PM Rally / Public Meeting / Ecological Cultural Performances

8.30PM -09.30PM Dinner

Day 303 February 2019, Sunday

09.30AM-11.00AM Looking Forward, Reports, Action Plan

Declaration of State Coordinators, W.G. Presidium, Coordinator/s


11.00AM-11.30AM Break for Health Drink

11.30AM- 01.00PM Valedictory Function

Western Ghats Declaration

Dedicational Speeches by the Coordinators

Oath for Green Earth and Western Ghats


Maharashtra –Vaishali Patil. Email:[email protected], Mobile +91 9422696976

Goa –Nirmal Kulkarni, -Email: [email protected], Mobile +91 9673531636

Karnataka– Janardhana.G.L-Email:[email protected], Mobile +91 9480431983

Kerala– Sarath Cheloor-Email: [email protected] , Mobile +91 9809477058

Tamil Nadu –Kalidasan-Email: [email protected] , Mobile +91 9443022655

Puduchery – D.Saravanan- Email:[email protected], Mobile +91 9443958559

Exhibition Co-Ordinator: C.D.Sunish, Email [email protected] ,Mobile +91 9447010397


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