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Srishti Sambrahma 2020: Celebrating the Earth Mother


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Sun 04 Oct 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lifeline Nurtured – 3

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Srishti Sambrahma 2020: Celebrating the Earth Mother

Lifeline Nurtured - 3

The Srishti Sambrahma Celebration seeks to create a circle of conversation around people's identities, culture, community, the earth and the other living beings that inhabit it. Our ancestors lived in harmony with the land and with what it provides, with creatures big and small, while staying mindful of the ecological boundaries of the natural world and not taking from the land more than they needed. Lifeline Nurtured will explore how we can stay
interconnected with all life forms.

October 04, 2020, Sunday| 07:00 - 08:30 PM IST

Special Guest: Shri. Narayan Rao R Maanay,  Secretary, BNM Institute of Technology


  • Mr. Sajan John, Marine Biologist, WTI (India)
  • Dr Yadvendradev Jhala, Dean & Scientist "G", Wildlife Institute of India


Featured Image Courtesy: Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)


Mr. Sajan John

Project Lead Whale Shark Conservation Project, WTI

Sajan John has a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology and joined WTI in 2014. He manages the marine projects of WTI which includes the Whale Shark Conservation Project along Gujarat, Kerala and Lakshadweep; the Coral Reef Recovery Project at Mithapur (Gujarat); Mangrove conservation project in North Kerala and Mobulid distribution Survey along the Indian coast.


Dr Yadvendradev Jhala

Dean & Scientist "G", Wildlife Institute of India

Wildlife has been his passion since early childhood. He studied zoology for bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Bombay. For his Ph.D. research at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, he used optimization to manage the conflicting habitat needs of two endangered species that interacted as prey (blackbuck) and predator (wolf). In 1991, he obtained a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution and studied reproductive energetics using doubly labelled water. Later, he taught courses in wildlife conservation and management for the Smithsonian Institution in China, Tanzania, Malaysia, India and the U.S.A. He joined the Wildlife Institute of India in 1993 and has since pursued an active research programme on Indian carnivores. He has also supervised research projects on the Indian wolf, striped hyaena, golden jackal, Indian fox, Asiatic lion and tiger using VHF, GPS, satellite and recapture telemetry. He supervises the Conservation Genetics Laboratory at WII. Dr Jhala teaches Biometry and Population Ecology for the master’s course in wildlife science and Applied Population Ecology for the diploma programme in wildlife management. I continue to be a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the IUCN SSC Specialist Group for Wolves and Canids.


Shri. Narayan Rao R Maanay

Secretary, BNM Institute of Technology

Shri. Narayan Rao R Maanay is the Secretary of BNM Institute of Technology. He was awarded as the "Best Educationist" by The Hindu.