Pune: Jeevidha’s Hirwaai Festival On Environment Conservation To Begin From July 4 

Pune: Jeevidha's Hirwaai Festival On Environment Conservation To Begin From July 4 

Pune: Jeevidha's Hirwaai Festival On Environment Conservation To Begin From July 4 

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The ‘Hirwai Festival’ (Green Festival) organized by the ‘Jeevidha’ organization, which is dedicated to environmental conservation, will be held from July 4 to July 7 at the new hall of Bhave Primary School(Sadashiv Peth). The festival will feature lectures and public awareness discussions on plants, animals, greenery, and environmental protection. This is the 16th year of the festival.

Rajeev Pandit, the founder of ‘Jeevidha’, provided this information through a press release. The organization conducts  this Festival every year to increase public participation in planting local indigenous plants. Lectures will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM daily from July 4 to July 7.

The opening lecture of the event on July 4 will be ‘Stories Around Plant Names’ by Dr. Mandar Datar. On July 5, there will be a reading of the novel ‘Sonwara – The Tale of the Wild in the Garden’ by author Mrunalini Vanarse. On July 6, Prof. P. K. Ghanekar will speak on the topic ‘Traces of Evolution – Plant Fossils in Stones’. 

The foundation day  of the ‘Jeevidha’ organization will be celebrated on July 7. As part of the celebration, the book ‘Pune Wilderness’ edited by Rajeev Pandit and Anuj Khare, will be released. Justice Shriram Modak (Mumbai High Court) will be the chief guest. An interview program based on the jungle experiences of Anuj Khare and Rajeev Pandit will be conducted by Dr. Mahesh Shindikar.

From July 1 to July 3, there will be a book exhibition on plants and ecology at the ‘Jeevidha’ office(Karve Road). The exhibition will feature English and Marathi books written by experts and scholars for children and adults. From July 4 to July 6, lectures will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the new hall of Bhave Primary School, Sadashiv Peth, in the lane opposite Tilak Smarak Mandir. All events of the festival are free and open to everyone.