Environmental Study Seminar


On 3rd August 2019, at Mawaid Saifiyah, Badri Mahal, teachers from almost 7 schools from Mumbai, Pune and Nashik together with experts from Medicinal Plants Conservation Centre (MPCC) and Trustees of BFI attended a meeting under the Chairmanship of Asst Executive Trustee Al Aqmar Bhaisaheb Nooruddin to discuss our new initiative of Environmental Study.

BFI in coordination with all the Schools and MPCC will prepare a yearlong plan to organize talk sessions, seminars, excursions and other such activities to bring students closer to nature.

BFI Trustee Mr. Nooruddin Sevwallah gave brief introduction of BFI and an idea about the new project. Wildlife and Photography expert Mr. Sushil Chikane explained in detail about various training activities being conducted by the team across India, need and scope of higher environmental studies, various fields in wildlife that students can get expertise in and a brief idea of activities that can be conducted in Schools round the year. He also gave brief introduction of a few members from their team, everyone being expert in various fields of Wildlife.

Mrs. Vaishali Gawandi, expert in Landscape management and medicinal plants, spoke about our previous visits, the reforestation drive conducted there, survival ratio and success of the drive. She also addressed queries from the Teachers.

Mrs Manisha from BFI explained the future course of action, role of BFI, The School’s and MPCC, submission of meeting report by participating teachers to their respective heads and to get back to BFI after finalizing a plan. The meeting ended with Words of Wisdom by Asst Operating Trustee Al Aqmar Bhaisaheb and a Vote of Thanks by BFI Secretary Mr. Moiz Tambawala. Participants also came with a few queries and had one to one conversation with the experts after the meeting. The determination of participants made this program possible, as they reached the venue bearing incessant rains and stormy weather.

Participating teachers will report back to their respective school heads. BFI and MPCC will then hold individual meetings with the School heads and finalize yearlong program including activities to be held in schools, excursions and expert training to be held for interested individuals.