PRAKRUT - An initiative to promote eco-friendly solutions

by csim on Nov 20, 2008      Category: Environment Tags: eco-friendly exhibition event innovative solutions

Prakrut – An initiative to promote eco-friendly solutions.

Students of the Centre for Social Initiative and Management(CSIM) are organising an awareness raising campaign on eco-friendly solutions for school children and members of the public.

Students from schools across the city are being invited to make models and participate in a painting competition on the theme Eco-Vision 2020. The contest will culminate in an exhibition and prize giving ceremony on the 30th of November.

We will also provide stall space to NGOs and others who have innovative products and solutions.

We are living in a world increasingly endangered by the manipulations of the powerful few and the thoughtless actions of the many. We at CSIM believe that creating awareness amongst youngsters about various innovative approaches to ecological problems will in itself give them hope that Nature can indeed be regenerated.

Schools and corporate houses with a CSR agenda from across the city will be invited to participate in the event and we hope to make it a festive and memorable occasion.

Date: Sunday, 30th November, 2008

Venue: Seva Sadan, 8th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore


Prakrut Poster

About CSIM

CSIM is a project of MSDS Trust and has branches in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Our organisation, established in 1999, pioneered the teaching of concepts of social entrepreneurship in India. As a 'management school' for NGOs, we have helped scores of individuals to evolve and clarify their thinking on social issues and to transform their vision into creative action.

Our activities include customised courses on Social Entrepreneurship, consultation services on NGO management and volunteer management services. Our extensive network enables us to find synergies between the social and corporate sectors, resulting in unique, innovative models of social action.

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Goli's picture

I think it is a great initiative and I will look forward to seeing you there.
I wonder if you have have called Wipro, I had read that they have very effective LED lighting solution that they employ in their campus which saves them lot of power.

Caroline's picture

Hi all,

This event looks incredible! What an incredible initiative! I'm working with the Indian Youth Climate Network, and we're looking to organize a similar event when the Climate Solutions Road Tour passes through Bangalore on January 4th. The CSRT is a cross country journey in solar-powered Revas (thanks Bangalore!). It's a group of 20 young people from across India and around the world to spread awareness about climate change and the need for solutions. Check out for more information!

We'll be doing a lot of similar eco-vision exercises (like your poster contest) and we'd love to profile and share some of those that come up at your event. Could we post them online to get people's visioning juices flowing?

Would any of you participating in CSIM's November event be interested and able in helping us organize the event on Jan 4?

Thanks so much!

mynk's picture

This was a good event. I met some very interesting people doing work for environment. Please organize such events more often...

csim's picture

Thank you, everyone from NGO Post, for all your enthusiastic support for the event. The response from the public, from NGOs and school children was unbelievable and we were thrilled that such a small team could pull this off in so short a time. It has taught us that there are hundreds of good people to support social initiatives. Would love to have feedback from those who attended the event.

Goli's picture

Yups it was good event, and I did also meet lot of people doing some great work. So you will see some stories related to that soon. I was wondering if you have some photographs of the event which you could post, My camera went out of charge that day :(.

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Caroline's picture

Hi all!

Sounds like the event was incredible, and I can't wait to meet you all in Bangalore!

As a part of the Climate Solutions Road Tour, we're hosting an eco-fest at Cubbon Park on January 4, beginning with a Reva and bike rally in the morning and featuring our Solar Powered rock band playing throughout the morning with NGO stalls set up throughout the day. Renowned environmental activist Vandana Shiva would be speaking in the afternoon along with Chetan Maini of Reva! Hope all can join, and that students interested in displaying their work from Prakrut would contact me at and Brinda at

Chandni's picture

Women Entrepreneurs 2009 - Exhibition & Sale, Sept 23-24, Bombay

If you attend this exhibition, do check out Gramshree's stall.

Gramshree is an Ahmedabad-based NGO that trains women from slums and lower income groups in traditional handicraft production, while providing them with healthcare, a savings mechanism, and an annual supply of food staples.

Gramshree was founded by Manav Sadhna, an NGO that works for the upliftment of poor and needy children.

The mailer about the exhibition is at

Chandni's picture

Inviting NGO Stalls at a Bombay Hotel

Sep 23, 2009

Greetings from ITC Maratha !!!

We are interested in inviting NGOs to our hotel, to put up a sale of Diwali products for our employees and others.

Request you to kindly pass on this information to all the Mumbai based NGOs.


Puja Verma
Human Resources

Chandni's picture

NGO Concern India Foundation's Exhibition & Sale, Dec 10-12, Bombay

The exhibition is from 10th to 12th Dec from 10 am to 6 pm at Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya,159 / 61, M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai.

If you attend this exhibition, do check out Gramshree's stall.

As I've shared with some of you, Gramshree is an Ahmedabad-based NGO that trains women from slums and lower income groups in traditional handicraft production, while providing them with healthcare, a savings mechanism, and an annual supply of food staples.

A bit about the NGO (Manav Sadhna) that runs Gramshree is at

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