25 Years Advancing Environmental and Social Justice!
We are happy to share ESG is 25!
Consistently working towards advancing environmental and social justice would not have been possible without the help, support and solidarity we have received from hundreds of individuals and organisations across India and the world, such as yourself!
Silver Jubilee of ESG was commemorated on 27th and 28th of April 2023 @ Infosys Science Foundation, Jayangar, Bangalore
A playlist with video recordings of both days programmes is on Youtube. A detailed report will be out soon.
Scroll down to see videos and pictures of the two days, and more pictures on Flickr.
An Exploration of ESG’s Interventions – An Exhibition
Inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice P Krishna Bhat, Former Judge of the High Court of Karnataka.
Former Indian Environment Minister Mr. Jairam Ramesh, MP and Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Science, Technology, Environment & Forests and Prof. M V Rajeev Gowda, former MP, graced the occasion.
Ms. Madhu Bhushan of SIEDS warmly welcomed the gathering and also introduced ESG as a civil society force that has evolved from core elements that shapes nature.
And the ESG Trustees launched the new logo. And this was followed by a short film on ESG.. a work which late K P Sasi started and is being completed by Teepoi.
Teepoi also designed ESG’s logo.
Dr. Shirdi Prasad Tekur Memorial Fellowship was announced by Ms. Arundhati Nag, Founder, Ranga Shankara in the presence of Dr. Tekur’s family.
Ms. Nag also honoured community leaders advancing environmental and social justice struggles.
Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science & Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
2022 Holberg Prize Awardee (dubbed as Nobel Prize in Social Sciences)
delivered a Keynote Address on
Imagining Futures: Finding Common Ground across Ideological and Political Minefields
Chaired by Dr. Aditya Sondhi, Senior Advocate.
Exploring New Imaginaries of Environmental Justice
in collaboration with
Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University
was held on 28th April, 2023 @ Infosys Science Foundation, Jayangar, Bangalore
Inaugural address was delivered by
Mr. Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav, Judge, Karnataka High Court
The morning Conversation was chaired by Mr. Tikender Panwar, former Deputy Mayor of Shimla. Panelists involved leading researchers and campaignists from various disciplines. They spoke from their areas of competence on Reflexive Democracy: Ecological Transformations, Agroecological Promises and Public Health Imperatives.
The Afternoon Conversation, chaired by renowned Historian Dr. Janaki Nair, focused on Governance Challenges in Making a New World.
Valedictory Address was delivered by Dr. Vandana Shiva, Navdanya
Videos uploaded on Youtube were recorded by Chandru. Teepoi took all the pictures and also add more videos. ESG is grateful for their help and support.
The programme over two days
We are most grateful to Infosys Science Foundation for providing us unhesitantly their Bangalore facility to commemorate these events.
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