As part of its environment protection programme, USV, under the ‘Flora and Fauna’ initiative, has sponsored a book by environmentalist, Sunjoy Monga titled ‘Mumbai Safari’ – Nature in the Extreme. The book explores the incredible wealth of biodiversity across a range of habitats within and immediately around one of the world’s most congested urban regions.
The book was launched by Leena Gandhi Tewari, Chairperson, USV and Prashant Tewari, Managing Director, USV in the presence of Praveen Pardeshi, Principal Secretary, Revenue and Forests Department of Maharashtra. Also, present were Homi R Khusrokhan President Bombay Natural History Society, Dr Ramani, Director Bombay Natural History Society, Julio Ribeiro and Abodh Aras, Director, WSD.
Another CSR initiative by USV is the Dr Susheela Gandhi Centre for Women, a Mumbai-based institution dedicated to the empowerment of underprivileged women through the medium of dance. Tewari started the centre with the sole objective of upliftment of women from the weaker sections of the society. The centre is specially meant for the physical, mental, spiritual and economical empowerment of women and girls so that they can be made strong, confident and be able to transform themselves into a good person and have a bright future in life.
EP News Bureau– Mumbai