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Dr. Parvish Pandya And Sudhakar Solomon Raj

Dr. Parvish Pandya And Sudhakar Solomon Raj

JOINT GREEN TEACHER AWARD: Dr. Parvish Pandya who teaches Zoology at Mumbai's Bhavan's College gets down to earth with some of the hundreds of young people he introduces each year to the wonderful world of nature. Courtesy: Dr. Parvish Pandya.

Month Year: December 2010


Dr. Parvish Pandya and Professor Sudhakar Solomon Raj have equipped their students with the knowledge they need to care for and defend nature.

Dr. Pandya teaches Zoology at Bhavan's College, Mumbai, and has shaped and guided an uncounted number of naturalists. He is a bird expert, plant expert, mammal expert, reptile expert... and more! For over three decades his greatest pleasure has been to share his love and knowledge of nature and spread conservation awareness to citizens groups, students and the public at large and he has also held training sessions for officers of the Armed Forces and academicians. A field man, he believes that the best education is imparted in the forest. The quintessential teacher, his greatest pride he says is watching his students evolve into naturalists and rational conservationists with the courage to act.

JOINT GREEN TEACHER AWARD: Professor Sudhakar Solomon Raj who founded the purposeful Wilson Nature Club has inspired and mentored hundreds of young naturalists over almost three decades. He is seen here with some of his wards. Courtesy: Wilson College Nature Club.

Sudhakar Solomon Raj is a political science and mass media teacher at Wilson College. He founded and heads the strong and purposeful Wilson College Nature Club whose members he has been escorting to distant forests for almost three decades in an effort to make them fall in love with and defend India’s wildernesses. Teacher, friend and shaper of destinies, he encourages his students to grapple with real issues and to get involved as participants in conservation campaigns. He also helps them understand the linkages between their living and non-living heritage at sites across India.

First published in: Sanctuary Asia, XXX No. 6, December 2010.


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