Sunday, April 27, 2014

Nirmal Kulkarni received the Lokmat Gaurav Award for environment 2014.

 I received the Lokmat Gaurav Award 2014 for Environment category yesterday at the hands of Shri Vishnu Surya Wagh, MLA and eminent writer, poet and orator at a function held at Kala Academy Goa. This award is truly a ‘people’s choice’ award and I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their support and votes and more importantly for your trust in my work and that of my team. Last but not the least I thank my family and my team for being there by my side through thick and thin always.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mangroves in Goa

Mangrove habitats on a Goan afternoon are bliss to watch for the bird life as well as mammal and reptile diversity they support and sustain. I find it astonishing to say the least and acknowledge their silent yeomen service. They also act as nurseries and breeding grounds for fish and other marine fauna and as barriers against storms and cyclones. Conservation of Mangrove habitats is thus a necessity for the state as well as the country.