We need as many ways as possible to encourage ecologically wise living on Earth. This is the belief with which the Bhoomi Network has installed an annual award for community-based local ecological projects. Through this award, we hope to –
Celebrate the spirit and honour the work of individuals, organisations and communities that have taken responsibility for and engaged in local issues / projects for ecological and social wellbeing.
promote public underrstanding of the root level problems created by the globalised techno-economic system and focus attention on localisation as one of the solutions the world needs.
involve youth in any location / college in India in nominating candidates for the Bhoomi Award and thereby create awareness of the importance of local ecological projects and campaigns.
The Bhoomi Award -2017 was conferred on Shri Piyush Manush from Salem, Tamil Nadu to honour his work and outstanding contribution towards reviving two major lakes in Salem - the 47 acre Mookaneri and 20 acre Ammapet lakes.Also for initiating a unique community forest project covering over 300 acres - “Coop Forest”, in the nearby drylands of Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu.
Calling for Nominations –
for The Bhoomi Award – 2018
The young shall certainly inherit the problems that older generations have created on our planet. And hearteningly much more youth are coming forward to contribute to solutions of all kinds at various levels to deal with these problems. The Bhoomi Award has been instituted to honor those who take a different path and work on large eco projects in their own local spaces.
The Bhoomi Award is unique in that only students or youth (less than 40 years of age) can nominate a person or organisation for it. The Nominee needs to be an Indian national (or organisation) who has made outstanding contributions to local community based ecological projects in any state in India. Nominations for the award must be received by the Bhoomi Network office by October 31st of the previous year.
The students of the Bhoomi College, the Bhoomi Team and The Trustees of KNA Foundation, will engage in a selection process to identify the recipient of the Bhoomi Award each year. The selection process will be governed by rules and regulations framed by the Trustees.
About the Bhoomi Award : This Award will include a certificate, a plaque depicting the Bhoomi logo and Award money of 10 Lakhs INR (minimum). The Bhoomi Award will be conferred annually to the selected person/organisation during a ceremony to be held at Bangalore in the month of April.