BLUE PLANET SOCIETY, ALLAHABAD, U.P., INDIA


Our mother planet earth is also greeted with an alternative name the Blue Planet, as it seems blue when watched from the space  due to the presence of 3/4th part of water on it. There are so many uniquely interwoven natural forces and factors which enabled this planet to sustain a beautiful spectrum of life forms, conclusively referred as biodiversity. But, alas! The earth and different life forms inhabiting thereon are in peril; in this regard, to do our own bit the idea of constitution of Blue Planet Society was conceived and the plans were nailed down in a formal meeting on 24th March, 2004 under the leadership of Dr. Hari Prakash Pandey and six other likeminded members having scientific temperament and common vision of global welfare. The society was registered on 31th March, 2004 under the Society Registration Act 1860 (Section-21) of Government of India vide Registration No. 1463/2003-04.  Thus the Blue Planet Society legally came into existence as a non-profit organization in the service of nature and humanity with the fundamental objective of “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah Sarve santu niramyah” i.e. May all be happy May all be healthy.










BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA, CRC, ALLAHABAD
(Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt. of India)


The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is the apex research organization under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India for carrying out taxonomic and floristic studies on wild plant resources of the country. It was established on 13th February, 1890 with the basic objective to explore the plant resources of the country and to identify the plants species with economic virtues. The Botanical Survey of India has the nine regional circles situated at different regions of the country. The following are the activities being carried out by the BSI:





PRIMARY
• Exploration, inventorying and documentation of phytodiversity in general and protected areas, hotspots and fragile ecosystems in particular; publication of National, State and District Floras.
• Identification of threatened/red list species and species rich areas needing conservation; ex-situ conservation of critically threatened species in botanical gardens.
• Survey and documentation of traditional knowledge (ethno-botany) associated with plants.
• Develop a National database of Indian plants, including herbarium and live specimens, botanical paintings/illustrations, etc.
SECONDARY
• Revisionary/Monographic studies on selected plant groups.
• Qualitative analysis of nutritive value of ethno-food plants and other economically useful species.
• Capacity building in plant taxonomy through refresher courses and post M.Sc. certificate course.
• Environment Impact Assessment of areas assigned by the ministry.
• Develop and maintain Botanical Gardens, Museums and Herbaria.
Preparation of Seed, Pollen and Spore Atlas of Indian Plants.
Central Regional Centre, Allahabad. Center. Established on 31st July 1962 with jurisdiction of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, encompassing two biogeographic zones viz., Upper Gangetic Plain and Central Indian zone along with Satpura and Vindhyan Plateaus. The administrative office of the Centre is located at 10 Chetham Lines, Allahabad.
The rich herbarium holds more than 100,000 plants and the library includes 10,000 books and journals meeting requirements of the scientists, academicians and research scholars. The botanical garden of the BSI, Allahabad is one of the richest treasures and conservatory of plants.
Established on 31st July 1962 with jurisdiction of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, encompassing two biogeographic zones viz., Upper Gangetic Plain and Centre Indian zone along with Satpura and Vindhyan Plateaus. The administrative office of the Centre is located at 10 Chatham lines, Allahabad.

D.D.U GOVERNMENT POST GRADUATE COLLEGE SAIDABAD-ALLAHABAD


Deen Dayal Upadhyay Government Post Graduate College Saidabad-Allahabad (U.P.) was established in 1999 and is currently affiliated with Allahabad State University, Allahabad. The college is situated in Saidabad at a distance of about 31 km from Allahabad city. The college offers undergraduate (B.A., B.Sc. and B. Com.) and post graduate (M.A. and M.Sc.) courses. The science faculty is one of the most prestigious faculties of the region offering Zoology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry and Maths at PG level. The faculty includes some of the most renowned figures in the academic world.







CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES (CIU), NEW DELHI


As we approach the Twenty first Century, a number of major challenges face women and men around the world as they interact with one another as individuals, groups, and with nature. Globalisation of trade, of production, and of communications has created a highly interconnected world. Yet the tremendous gaps between the rich and the poor continue to widen both within, and between nations. Sustainable development remains an elusive long-term goal, too often sacrificed for short-term gains.





It is imperative that higher education offer solutions to existing problems and innovate to avoid problems in the future. Whether in the economic, political, or social realms, higher education is expected to contribute to raising the overall quality of life, worldwide. To fulfill its role effectively and maintain excellence, higher education must become far more internationalized; it must integrate an international and intercultural dimension into its teaching, research, and service functions.

Education is the largest single activity in the world, involving over 1000 million students and 50 million teachers at all levels, not counting millions of others in educational support activities. But its importance stems not merely from its size but also from its role as institutionalized knowledge – the principal repository, producer, disseminator and transmission belt of all forms of knowledge.

The most significant feature of education for mother earth protection in the 21st century is not so much what the French call li explosion scolarie, but the knowledge explosion, which has expanded the catchment areas of learning so fast that it takes only a few years now for the state-of-the-art
in any field to become obsolete. Different modes and types of communicating for advancement of knowledge are fast changing and becoming more than sophisticated. In this technological era knowledge can easily be dispensed technologically and electronically. Teachers and formal school structures are becoming less important, and the conventional age limits on the learning process are becoming blurred.

Viewing the urgent need for mutual and technical cooperation among the Universities in India, exchange of information, export and import of educational know-how and consultancy, control on duplication of efforts and wastage in higher education, vocationalisation of existing careers besides strengthening the financial health of the existing Universities for implementing educational programmes having social, cultural, technical, economic and positive contents for the optimum development of our country, the “Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU)” has been established with the co-sponsorship of selected university level institutions in India.

The Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU) has envisaged a masterplan paradigm based on the meetings held in January, February and March 2004 under the Chairmanship of Prof. K. Venkatasubramanian, the then Member of the Planning Commission, Government of India. The Confederation of Indian Universities was established at the behest of Prof. K. Venkatasubramanian for uniting all the university level institutions in India with a view to optimising their available resources and for mutual as well as technical cooperation among the universities for exchange of ideas and for mitigating the disastrous effects of the duplication of efforts and wastage in education.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH (IASR), KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL

International Academy of Science and Research (IASR) has been established on the auspicious occasion of the National Science Day on 28th February 2015 based on its incorporation as a Charity under the Central Act II of 1882, Government of India in Kolkata with the main objective of locating avenues for alternative employment creation besides designing a neological as well as neocratic approach to research and entrepreneurship in the field of Science and research among the younger generation all over the world in general and India in particular with a view to bringing peace on earth in the third millennium by having country wise appropriate solutions for the burning problems like peacelessness, poverty, greed, unemployment, faulty educational, training and research methodologies, religious intolerance, etc., The International Academy of Science and Research (IASR) has decided to design a master plan paradigm (2016-2025) for a new world order.








The activities of IASR will include the strategies for creating more researchers besides transfer of appropriate technologies among the globe for ensuring a balanced and a sustainable growth in all countries of the world by using clean as well as cleaning-up technologies through new and emerging techniques for climate change management, environmental and disaster education, geriatric care, waste management, green business and technologies besides strengthening of diplomatic relations among nations for protecting our Mother Earth.

The idea is also to promote entrepreneurial educational leadership among the school and the college going boys and girls by “Catching Them Young” and for designing appropriate messages for the educators to see that they produce a greater number of job givers rather than job seekers. This will be possible as IASR has the qualified inventory of experts for establishing universities, colleges, institutions, schools and other training enterprises in different countries with the latest equipment and infrastructure for conducting formal, informal, nonformal, open, distance, online, internet and webbased employment-centric programmes in all countries of the world.