“Diffuse Environmental Education Keep Society Humbly Aware”, “(DEEKSHA) is a Research, Consultancy and Advocacy Non Government Organization (NGO) with its Headquarters at New Delhi and regional office at Chandigarh, India. We aim to play a significant role in providing Public Education and formulating National Policies on Environmental Education, Environmental Care, Bio-diversity, Natural Resource Conservation, Herbal Gardens, Water Conservation, Water Harvesting, Solid Waste Management and provide training to the people in the field of Environment.
Environment is something we are very familiar with. It's everything that makes up our surroundings and affects our ability to live on the earth - the air we breathe the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, and much more.
In recent years, scientists have been carefully examining the ways that people affect the environment. They have found that we are causing air pollution, deforestation, acid rain, and other problems that are dangerous both to the earth and to ourselves. These days, when you hear people talk about “the environment”, they are often referring to the overall condition of our planet, or how healthy it is.
Tomorrow as you wake up please have a look outside your window? A look outside your window would speak volumes about the environmental conditions today. What you would see will be grey skyline, dust laden leaves of the trees and dust all around. In short we would call it POLLUTION!!! Everyday you see and experience pollution, mountains of garbage dumped nearby and of course, trees and plants losing their freshness and lushness constantly. Have you ever thought what would our Planet Earth be if things would continue in the same way? Have you ever noticed that our very own little sparrows are hard to find today and so is their lively chirping. Nowadays, children suffer from diseases like asthma and body aches. We think that a stressful life and lack of fresh air are responsible for this. It’s time to pause and put on our thinking caps. Why is it all happening? Is this what we dreamt for our children or for ourselves?
Today, our kids listen to everything we say, but there would come a day when they would question, “Why did you do that to us?”, “Why did you not protect the nature and environment?” Just think what our answer would be? In all probability we would be rendered speechless as we would have no answer for our actions.
It is often quoted that “we have not inherited the earth from our forefathers but borrowed it from our children”. Hence there is an urgent need to realise that it has to be handled with care and compassion. To achieve this, society has to be sensitized on the issue of environmental conservation and preservation.
Having realised the gravity of the situation an initiative to sensitize the people at grassroots level, with special focus on the younger generation, was taken and DEEKSHA, was conceptualised and launched as an institution to disseminate the message of environmental protection and conservation amongst the people of our country.
Behind every NGO are the essential values and ideologies on which the core edifice of the NGO grows. At “DEEKSHA”, these values are intricately woven in the fabric of its work ethics. At “DEEKSHA” the enthusiasm to provide environmentally sound solutions is finely balanced with the responsibilities towards its immediate physical environment.
“DEEKSHA” believes in bringing about mass realization - A MINI ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION - amongst the people of our beloved country by increasing the environmental awareness amongst the masses about their surrounding environment and their role in having a cleaner and greener environment. We believe that we have to be the change; we want to see in the world. It spreads awareness and message among the children and elders to save the environment. We believe that we do not have to wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions, we can do it to ordinary situations. Hence we urge every individual to make his/her contribution to the environment rather than wait for others to do so. We are constantly guided by an ancient Chinese proverb which says -
Nature is fascinating. It embodies the spirit of the creator. The soft green leaf moving gently in the breeze, the drop of dew quivering on the petal of a rose, the koel singing hidden in a mango grove, all are so enchanting, so enthralling. read more...