Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade

Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade

“All The Powers In The Universe Are Already Ours. It Is We Who Have Put Our Hands Before Our Eyes And Cry That It Is Dark”.

“All The Powers In The Universe Are Already Ours. It Is We Who Have Put Our Hands Before Our Eyes And Cry That It Is Dark”.

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Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade (VEAB) is a non-profit organization based at Keri, Sattari- Goa, dedicated towards environmental education and wildlife conservation. Registered on October 04, 2001 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, VEAB has gained repute as a leading force in the field of environment conservation. Primarily comprising of youth from various walks of life, the organization is a symbol of transformation and channelization of the energy in the youth in the right direction.
Environment education being the focus of the majority of the activities, it is actively involved in the documentation of various facets of the biological, cultural and traditional diversity of Goa as well as reaching out to the young and the old with the treasure-trove called biodiversity. Its members are involved in Wildlife rescue throughout the state.

ABOUT

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Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade (VEAB) is a non-profit organization based at Keri, Sattari- Goa, dedicated towards environmental education and wildlife conservation. Registered on October 04, 2001 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, VEAB has gained repute as a leading force in the field of environment conservation. Primarily comprising of youth from various walks of life, the organization is a symbol of transformation and channelization of the energy in the youth in the right direction.
Environment education being the focus of the majority of the activities, it is actively involved in the documentation of various facets of the biological, cultural and traditional diversity of Goa as well as reaching out to the young and the old with the treasure-trove called biodiversity. Its members are involved in Wildlife rescue throughout the state.

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein

Values cherished by VEAB

• Protecting & improving the natural environment.

• Spreading awareness and knowledge on the principles, practices regarding wildlife protection, pollution control and natural resource conservation.

• Maintaining the stock of biological wealth.

Objectives of VEAB

1. To carry out Environment education

2. To implement various conservation projects, coordinate related activities and spread awareness regarding the same

3. To rescue, treat & rehabilitate wild animals

4. To carry out documentation and research on wildlife and other facets of biodiversity

Values cherished by VEAB

• Protecting & improving the natural environment.

• Spreading awareness and knowledge on the principles, practices regarding wildlife protection, pollution control and natural resource conservation.

• Maintaining the stock of biological wealth.

Objectives of VEAB

1. To carry out Environment education

2. To implement various conservation projects, coordinate related activities and spread awareness regarding the same

3. To rescue, treat & rehabilitate wild animals

4. To carry out documentation and research on wildlife and other facets of biodiversity

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. “
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. “
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Inspiration


Rajendra Pandurang Kerkar, based in Ghoteli of Keri-Sattari, is a dedicated environmentalist
working since the period of more than a quarter century protecting the biodiversity rich Western Ghats area of Goa and the forested regions bordering Maharashtra and Karnataka facing numerous odds and challenges. He has been awarded with state, National and International awards in recognition of the yeoman service rendered by him.
Working on National Board of Wildlife of India and also on State Board of Wildlife, Goa State Environment Protection Council, World Wide Fund for Nature India, he has been instrumental with the likeminded personalities in notifying the Mhadei and Netravali as the Wildlife Sanctuaries. As the member of North Goa Private Forest Identifying Committee and the founder of Keri based Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade [VEAB) working persistently to protect forest, ecology and environment of Goa. He has presented numerous articles, research papers on different aspects of Goa. His books published in Marathi and English languages have been acclaimed by the readers and scholars.
He has written and researched the National Award winning Film Documentary in the category of Wildlife and Environment for the year 2007 entitled “DEVRAI” of Goa Doordarshan. He has transformed the movement of saving the major lifeline of Goa Mhadei (Mandovi) into statewide movement and zealously working to generate awareness to protect all 11 rivers and their tributaries by writing in the newspapers in local Marathi, Konkani as well as in English and also delivering lectures, street plays, mobile exhibition, slide shows. He has written a well researched paper on the social and environmental impact of the mining on Goa and Konkan for the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel constituted by Government of India. The legendary wildlife Jane Goodall from USA presented him a certificate for the notable work done in the field of environment conservation and environmental education in 2006.

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Our Inspiration

Rajendra Pandurang Kerkar, based in Ghoteli of Keri-Sattari, is a dedicated environmentalist
working since the period of more than a quarter century protecting the biodiversity rich Western Ghats area of Goa and the forested regions bordering Maharashtra and Karnataka facing numerous odds and challenges. He has been awarded with state, National and International awards in recognition of the yeoman service rendered by him.
Working on National Board of Wildlife of India and also on State Board of Wildlife, Goa State Environment Protection Council, World Wide Fund for Nature India, he has been instrumental with the likeminded personalities in notifying the Mhadei and Netravali as the Wildlife Sanctuaries. As the member of North Goa Private Forest Identifying Committee and the founder of Keri based Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade [VEAB) working persistently to protect forest, ecology and environment of Goa. He has presented numerous articles, research papers on different aspects of Goa. His books published in Marathi and English languages have been acclaimed by the readers and scholars.
He has written and researched the National Award winning Film Documentary in the category of Wildlife and Environment for the year 2007 entitled “DEVRAI” of Goa Doordarshan. He has transformed the movement of saving the major lifeline of Goa Mhadei (Mandovi) into statewide movement and zealously working to generate awareness to protect all 11 rivers and their tributaries by writing in the newspapers in local Marathi, Konkani as well as in English and also delivering lectures, street plays, mobile exhibition, slide shows. He has written a well researched paper on the social and environmental impact of the mining on Goa and Konkan for the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel constituted by Government of India. The legendary wildlife Jane Goodall from USA presented him a certificate for the notable work done in the field of environment conservation and environmental education in 2006.

“A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri,

“A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri,

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VEAB VIDEO

VEAB VIDEO

Keri Sattari Goa
9130555168

Keri Sattari Goa
9130555168