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The League of Extraordinary Individuals at BFA 2017

The League of Extraordinary Individuals at BFA 2017

The power to make a difference lies within us all. Nothing could demonstrate this fact more clearly than the recipients of this year’s Balipara Foundation Awards – ordinary men and women with extraordinary achievements.

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017 Photo Credit: Jeevan, Courtsey Pixabay

The distinctive richness of the Eastern Himalayas can be attributed to its colorful biodiversity, numerous niche ecosystems, and vibrant communities. Understanding the dynamics, structure, and functioning of these systems adds an enormous complexity to not only their conservation and restoration, but also in engaging stakeholders and finding innovative long-term solutions.

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Seeding for the Future at the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark

Planting the seed

Mohan Chandra Borah, a farmer turned conservationist, donates 109 rice seeds varieties to the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark

Mahan Chandra Borah runs a unique library in the foothills of eastern Himalayas in Assam to preserve the rare indigenous rice varieties, one grain at a time. This library will help in securing genetic diversity for climate resilience.

Balipara Foundation supports Sirish Mahotsav, fostering socio-economic development of Rural Assam

Ranjit Barthakur,  Chiarman APPL and Balipara Foundation  presents the concept of RuFu to Honorable Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and the role of Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum for successful community conservation in the region.

The Tea Tribes are integral to the culture of Assam & West Bengal and it is this amalgamation of cultures that gives the modern day its distinctive richness. After 3 years of success, in this fourth year of celebration of the Festival of Tea Tribes, it is a moment of pride as the cultural uniqueness of the community is brought forth in its true vibrant colours. Sirish is the answer to the calling for preservation, promotion and propagation of the various cultural forms of the Tea Tribes.

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