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Isha Outreach has appointed an eminent Rally for Rivers board (constituted on November 8, 2017) to oversee the Cauvery Calling project. The board comprises Mr. Ravi Singh, CEO and Secretary-General, World Wide Fund for Nature-India; Justice Arijit Pasayat, Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India; Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd; Mr. Shashi Shekhar, former Secretary, Water Resources, Government of India; Dr AS Kiran Kumar, former Chairperson, Indian Space Research Organisation; Mr. Pravesh Sharma, former Secretary and MD of Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, Government of India; Mr. B Muthuraman, former Chairperson, Tata Steel, Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industries.

Mr Chandrajit Banerjee
Mr.Chandrajit Banerjee

Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Prior to his appointment as Director General, Mr Banerjee held several senior positions in CII in key areas including sectoral verticals of Manufacturing, Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as the SME sector. He has also led CII’s policy work relating to macroeconomic policy, financial services and corporate governance.

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National Water Award

FEB 2019 - Rally for Rivers, supported by over 162 million people in a span of 1 month, received the 2018 National Water Award from the Government of India under the category of Educative/Mass Awareness Efforts.

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Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar

Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation

A.S Kiran Kumar was instrumental in evolving a successful mechanism to steer Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft – towards Mars and insert it into orbit. Mr Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar, was one of ISRO’s most accomplished space scientists, with a distinguished career spanning over four decades in the satellite payload and applications domains.

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Letter of Appreciation from CIFOR Director General.

Global Landscapes Forum

DEC 2017 - Sadhguru was invited as the Chief Guest at the Global Landscapes Forum, for a conversation with Erik Solheim (former Head, UN Env.) about Rally for Rivers as a model for environmental movements.

Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

JUN 2010 - In 2010, PGH was awarded India’s highest environmental award, the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar, instituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, in recognition of PGH’s positive ecological impact.

Guinness World Record

Guinness World Record

OCT 2006 - PGH set a Guinness World Record on 17th October, 2006 for planting the maximum number of saplings in a single day. 8,52,587 saplings were planted in 6,284 locations across 27 districts in Tamil Nadu.

Sadhguru at the United Nations- World Water Day 2018

United Nations Decade of Action for Water

MAR 2018 United Nations invited Sadhguru for the launch of International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 in March 2018.

Niti Aayog Sends National Advisory

NITI Aayog Sends National Advisory

JUN 2018 - On June 6, 2018, NITI Aayog made a nationwide policy pronouncement mentioning Isha Foundation, and sent a national advisory on river revitalization to all 29 states recommending that the states implement the policy.

Mr.B Muthuraman
Mr.B Muthuraman

Former Vice Chairman,Tata Steel

Balasubramanian Muthuraman was the Vice Chairman of Tata Steel, India’s largest steel manufacturer and Chairman Tata International. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2012. He was the Chairman of CII in 2011-12 and has been an executive council member of ASPA (Alloy Steel Producers Association) since 1989, and was its Chairman from 1993-95.

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Mr. Pravesh Sharma
Mr. Pravesh Sharma

IAS (retired), who last served as MD of Small Farmer’s Agribusiness Consortium in the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

A former IAS officer with deep experience of the agriculture sector, Pravesh Sharma took voluntary retirement after 34 years of service, to work more closely with the farming community.

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Mr.Shashi Shekhar
Mr.Shashi Shekhar

IAS (retired) former Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources,River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India

Mr. Shashi Shekhar has initiated far-reaching reforms in the water sector during his stint in the Ministry of Water Resources. He was responsible for introducing emphasis in official policy on water budgeting, water accounting and efficient use of water by changing the cropping pattern.

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Mr. Ravi Singh
Mr. Ravi Singh

Secretary General & CEO of World Wide Fund for Nature – India

As the head of WWF-India, the country’s largest conservation organization, Ravi Singh has an abiding commitment towards the conservation of nature. His conservation work covers biodiversity at the national scale, with a focus on reducing the human footprint.

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Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairperson & Managing Director of Biocon

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer in India’s biotechnology industry and the founder of Biocon, the country’s leading biotechnology enterprise. She has been awarded two of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, for her contribution to the fields of science and technology.

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Justice Arijit Pasayat
Justice Arijit Pasayat

Retired Supreme Court Judge

A strong advocate for the conservation of the environment, Justice Pasayat regards safeguarding the environment to be a constitutional mandate. As someone who is sensitive to the relationship between man and nature, his views on commercial activities requiring engagement with nature are that they should be scientific and sustainable.

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