DR. M.L. DEWAN FROM INDIA IS A SOIL SCIENTIST AND A WATERSHED MANAGEMENT EXPERT, WHO STARTED HIS WORK ON CONSERVATION IN THE DAMODAR VALLEY IN 1949. HE DEDICATES HIS LIFE TO THE RESTORION AND PROTECTION OF THE MAJESTIC HIMALAYAS
"I serve trees. I am a lover of trees. I grow them, nurture them and take care of them. Till now, I have planted as well as arranged plantations of over 1,00,000 trees, and I don't intend to stop."
TRIPAT TUTEJA PARMAR IS THE FOUNDER DIRECTOR OF DEEKSHA, INDIA. SHE IS WORKING TOWARDS SENSITIZING THE MASSES, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, ON ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND CARE. SHE ALSO SELF-PUBLISHES A QUARTERLY ENVIRONMENT MAGAZINE TITLED 'DEEKSHA'
"If human society wishes to endure, we must find a way to live in harmony with nature, and not against it. For this, we need to change the mindset of people who have taken our natural resources for granted."
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