Tuesday, December 1, 2009

SAVE SEAWOODS LAKE




I sincerely apologise to all my friends and readers... for lack of posts of late and my not being prompt in replying to all your comments ... I genuinely have a reason.We are working at trying to find ways to save an enviromentally sensitive lake in our neighbourhood (which incidently happens to be the endangered mangroves that government of India is striving very hard at protecting and conserving)
Sadly though , in a maze of red tape and probably profitable realestate deals ... this lake is loosing out the battle to survive and not many are forthcoming to help this cause.
If you may be interested to know more about this issue ... you can join the group ...SAVE SEAWOODS LAKE ... on facebook.
We can do with help of any sort ... you can be residing in anypart of the earth ... but please remember ... every environmental issue concerns all of us alike ...
You can help by covering this issue in all the media you deal with ... do you know organisations who may be interested in supporting and intervening for this cause.
Write to our authorities... (you'll find the e-mail addresses on facebook group SAVE SEAWOODS LAKE)
Share your views with others on the group... encourage others out there by something more you may have to share ...
Help us mobilise media and public pressure on the local authorities so that they may take the decision that is best for our environment.
Please help ... this is about our environment ... its about our earth ... this is about all of us.

14 comments:

sudha said...

hi rajee

I m marking your post in my blog...i hope it helps...I will work further to see how i can contribute

sudha

Anonymous said...

Seawoods lake is a water body and an eco system in itself. There are fish in the lake, birds come to feed here, it is home to plants as well.
Fill it up and you'll have another concrete building that may be a marvel in it's own right, but in today's scenario of global warming, depleting nature in thius manner seems like a crime.
What's the point of fighting global warming in closeted conference rooms? Let's get together and save this lake that's right outside our houses or let's take an oath never to criticise environmental abuse of any form ever in the future.
Sonali Hudar.

Latin Sardar said...

Hello!! Please check your mails on facebook and gmail and revert back so I can probably help you look for the right media contacts.

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Hi Rajee,
Let me know how I can help!

Sunita said...

Good for you, Rajee! I'd hate that lovely lake to become a site for another mall.
Remember the area aound Inorbit in Malad? That place was a mangrove-filled area some years ago. Now it's the site of malls and commercial spaces and residential buildings.
We seem to keep forgetting that everything needs a balance. It's a pity that our children and their generation will have to suffer for the selfishness of ours.

Sakala said...

Please go across to the newspapers, Midday, TOI and Indian Express. YOu need to get this message across the media, repeatedly. Remember Jessica Lal- it was solved by the youth and the media, not the politicians. Sorry for sounding so sanctimonious, but its the future we are talking of. We will leave nothing for our kids at this rate.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sudha,
That was a big deal on your part ... hope more and more follow your way... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sonali,
Lets gun for it ... we have to do it for our kids ... remember how they just got out there with their lil' toy shovels ... to, as they said," throw the mud out of the water ... so that the fish don't get hurt... mama" ... seriously now its for the mamas and dad's to do their bit for the future of these kiddos ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji,
You are a big help ... thanks for all you are doing.... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Aditi,
Thanks so much ... we can all do our bit ... Sudha( who left the first comment)... has done a post on her blog ... if you know anyone in media ,that can help us ... do join SAVE SEAWOODS LAKE group on face book and it would help if you invite all your readers and facebook friends to join in and voice their concerns and opinions.All of it will make a huge contribution to the cause ... Thankyou so much Aditi... it means so much to know you too feel the same way... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
I am only 1 and a half year old in Mumbai general area ... and sadly I leave in a few months ... irrespective of which thanks to the technology ... I can continue working towards this cause... hope you will join in with all you can do towards it ... even spreading the word around ... letting your readers know ... getting the media attention to this issue ... we'll do a great bit towards saving what nature has worked to create ... do join in at the Facebook group... SAVE SEAWOODS LAKE ... share all yu got to say with all who think and feel like us ... we really hope to make a mark ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hey Sakala,
You hit the nail on the head ... that was my thinking too ...Jessica Lal case is my inspiration and I am trying to mobilise public opininon to save the lake ... Please can I ask you to in joining in with all of us ... WE have a group on Facebook... SAVE SEAWOODS LAKE ... would truly appreciate if you can also share with others on your facebook network ... we are hoping for somewhere someone will get to know and some thing come out of it ... we are at the same time trying to getSOS media attention ... tough it is not that easy to get the channels attention so easily ... but I am trying ... would appreciate any thing you can help this cause with ... I do believe you are also a Mumbai girl ... truly hope you'd help ... you are right we need to do this for our kids ...

Ever Green Tree said...

Will definitely try and do our bit. There's an article about Mangrove which have been published in the latest edition of Nichin Bonsai as well... I am sure with all the effort, we might see a positive result soon. Good Luck!

Sakala said...

Rajee, just posted it on my facebook page and am sending to all the media guys on my list. Hope it picks up

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