REG NO.: E/20934/Ahmedabad | IT PAN:  AACTP8594L | 80G No.:   80G(5)389/PM/2016-17/587 | 12AA: AACTP8594L/713/15-16/T-917/12AA | GUIDESTAR NO: 6907

Teacher Training Program

Capacity building of teachers:

Paryavaran Mitra, GPCB, Paryavaraniya Vikas Kendra, and Aditya Birla Group undertook environmental awareness program titled “Jidd Karo Paryavaran Bachavani” for environmental awareness for Primary teachers and B.Ed. students in Ahmedabad and Rajkot districts during the year 2016-17. Objective of the program was to inculcate environmental education through simple activities.  We also published an activity book for environmental education that can be included in curriculum also. A total of four programs (1 teacher and 1 B.Ed. student in each district) were organized, 2 in Ahmedabad and 2 in Rajkot. Details of the training programs held in Ahmedabad is as under:

  • A 2- Day teacher’s environment awareness training program titled “Jidd Karo Paryavaran Bachava Ni” on March 01, 2017, Tuesday, Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad.  Around 115 primary school teachers from 5 talukas of Ahmedabad district namely Daskroi, Sanand, Bavla, City, and Dolka participated in the program.
  • A one-day student (B.Ed students) environmental awareness training program was organized on 31st March 2017 at M.N. Shukla B.Ed College, Thaltej.  Students from 5 colleges took part in the training program.
  1. Teacher’s training program titled “JiddKaro Paryavaran Bachava Ni” on March 01, 2017, Tuesday,  Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

A 2-Day training program for environmental awareness was organized by Paryavaran Mitra, ParyavaranVikas Kendra, Aditya Birla Group, and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). Participants were 115 primary school teachers from 5 talukas of Ahmedabad district namely Daskroi, Sanand, Bavla, City, and Dolka.

Guest and Speakers:

  • Mahesh Pandya. (Director of Paryavaran Mitra NGO Ahmedabad based)
  • TusharPancholi (Director of Paryavaran Vikas Kendra NGO Rajkot based)
  • Mr M P Mehta (District Education Officer, Ahmedabad)
  • Mr K C Mistry (Member Secretary of GPCB, Gandhinagar)
  • MrAshu Parekh (Senior Representative, Aditya Birla Group)
  • MsFalguni Joshi (Consultant, Paryavaran Mitra)
  • MrDipesh Patel (E-Colli Waste Management)
  • MrVivekSheth (Envirokleen solutions Representative of GPCB)
  • Mr Anil Raval (Principal, Divan Ballubhai Primary school, Kankaria
  • MrRajendra Mehta (Retired Teacher C. N. Vidyalaya)

Following suggestion were given by participants:

  • E-waste collection activity in school.
  • To facilitate solar system in school through Gujarat government scheme.
  • Tree plantation in school by personalizing it with student’s name.
  • Use of solar energy in MadhyahanBhojan Scheme.
  • Reuse of plastic to make creative things
  • Disposal of all waste to produce manure.
  • Promoting natural product instead of chemical-base product.


Time Subject Resource Person
9:30am-10:00am Registration
10:00am-10:10am Welcome & Introduction Of The Program. Mr. Mahesh Pandya (ParyavaranMItra)
10:10am-10:15am Welcoming Of Honorable Guest. Mr.Tushar Pancholi Paryavaraniya Vikas Kendra
10:15am-10:30am Address By Mr. K.C. Mistry

Member Secretary, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar.

10:30am-10:40am Address by Mr. M.P. Mehta,

DEO, Ahmedabad.

10:40am-10:45am Mr. Ashish R. Patel,

V.P. Aditya Birla Group.

10:45am-10:55am I. Brief About Book.

II. Release of book on Environmental activities.


Ms. Falguni Joshi,


By Guests.

10:55am-11:00am Vote Of Thanks. Mr. Tushar Pancholi, Paryavarniya Vikas Kendra, Rajkot.
11:00am-11:15am Tea Break.
11:15am-12:00am Global Warming. Mr. Mahesh Pandya
12:00pm-1:00pm Environmental Education In School. Ms. Falguni Joshi  &

Mr. Tushar Pancholi

1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Break.
2:00pm-3:30pm Waste management.

I. Bio Medical Waste

II. E-Waste

Ms Falguni Joshi

Mr. Prakash Vaghela

Mr. Dipesh Patel

E-colli Waste Management

3:30pm-3:45pm Tea Break.
3:45pm-4:00pm Solid Waste Management In Gujarat. Mr. Tushar Pancholi
4:00pm-5:00pm Open Forum For Teachers. Co-ordination By Ms. Falguni Joshi

Day 2:

10:00am-10:15am Flash back Of Previous Day. Teachers
10:15am-10:45am Air Pollution. Mr. Vivek Sheth

Envirokleen solutions

10:45am-11:15am Role Of Gujarat pollution Control board. Representative Of GPCB
11:15am-11:30am Tea Break.
11:30am-12:30pm Environmental Public Hearing. Mr. Mahesh Parmar   &

Ms. Manisha Patel

12:30pm-1:00pm School Experience in Environmental Management. Mr. Anil Raval

Principal, Divan Ballubhai Primary School, Kankaria.

1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch break.
2:00pm-2:45pm Practical Approach to Teach Students. Mr. Rajendra Mehta

Retired Teacher C.N. Vidhyalya

2:45pm-3:15pm Preparation For Student training. Teachers
3:15pm-3:30pm Tea Break.
3:30pm-4:45pm Future Plan in school For Environmental Education. Teachers
4:45pm-5:00pm Way forward,

Certificate Distribution,

Vote Of Thank.

  1. Students’s training program (B.Ed students) organized on 31
    stMarch 2017 at M.N. Shukla B.Ed College, Thaltej.

One-day training program for B.Ed. Students on environmental awareness was organized by Paryavaran Mitra, ParyavaranVikas Kendra, Aditya Birla Group, and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). Students from 5 colleges, approximately 150 students took part in the training program.  The schedule is as below:


Time Subject Speaker/Moderator
10.00 to 10.30 Registration-Tea
10:30 to 11:00 Welcome speech and introduction to program B.Ed. College representative and Mr. Mahesh Pandya, Paryavaran Mitra
11:00 to 12:00 Our environment, our responsibility Ms. Falguni Joshi
12:00 to 1:00 Environmental issues-local and international Mr. Mahesh Pandya
1:00 to 2 :00 Lunch
2:00 to 3.00 Waste management:

E-waste management

Bio-medical waste management

Municipal solid waste management

Mr. Prakash Vaghela and Mr. Mahesh Pandya
3:00 to 3:30 Role of teachers in environmental education Open session/group discussion
3.30 to 3.45 Tea break
3:45 to 4:45 Environmental laws and its implementation

Role of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB)

Representative of  GPCB
4:45 to 5:30 Open session, Feed back, Certificate distribution Dr. K U Mistry

Shri Mahesh Pandya

Teacher Training program in 2014:

A 2-day Teacher’s Training Program “Role of Social worker in Environment protection” for Master of Social Work faculty members held on 18-19 January 2014, Ahmedabad

A 2-day training programme for Faculty Members of Master of Social Work course was jointly organized by Paryavaran Mitra, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on 18th to 19th January, 2014 in Ahmedabad. The role of Social Worker in Environmental Protection was much discussed in the following areas:


  • Our Environment – Common resources, common responsibilities
  • Environmental problems of Gujarat
  • Impact of socio-political decisions on our environment
  • Environmental legislations
  • Climate Change – burning problem for world
  • EPH – a tool to involve people in environment decision making process
  • How social worker can read EIA report?
  • Role of social worker
  • Way forward

Resource Persons:

  1. Mahesh Pandya, Paryavaran Mitra
  2. Sujit Kumar Singh, CSE, Delhi
  3. Hardik Shah,GPCB
  4. K U Mistry, GPCB
  5. SudarshanIyengar, Gujarati Vidhyapith
  6. Falguni Joshi, Paryavaran Mitra

The schedule of 2-day teacher training programme is as follows:

Date: 18thJanuary 2014

Sr. No Time Subject Speaker
1. 9:30 to 10:00 Registration
2. 10:00 to 11:30 Our Environment : common Resources, Joint Responsibility Shri. Hardik Shah

Member Secretary, GPCB

3. 11:30 to 1:00 Environment Protection – Constitutional & Legal Provisions Shri Mahesh Pandya Director, Paryavaran Mitra
4. 1:00 to 2 :00 Lunch
5. 2:00 to 3:30 Environment Clearance Process

EPH – a tool to involve people

Shri. Sujit Kumar Singh– Center for Science &Env.

Shri Mahesh Pandya

6. 3:30 to 3:45 Tea break
7. 3:45 to 5:30 Draft EIA Report – How social worker can analyze it? ShriSujitKumar Singh


8. 5:30 to 6:30 Role of Social Worker in Environment Protection ShriVipinMakwana
9. Group work – what is our Role for Our Common Future?


Date: 19th January 2014

Sr. No Time Subject Speaker/Moderator
1. 9:00 to 10:45 Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making process – EPH experiences of Gujarat

Public movement for Environment Protection

Shri  Mahesh Pandya

Shri  Mahesh Parmar


2. 10:45 to 11:00 Tea break
3. 11:00 to 12:00 Climate Change : Today’s Burning problem & Efforts of world community Ms. Falguni Joshi
4. 12:00 to 1:00 Presentation of Group work Ms. Falguni Joshi
4. 1:00 to 2 :00 Lunch
5. 2:00 to 3:30 Socio-Political Dimension of Environment ShriSudarshanIyengar
Vice Chancellor,Gujarat Vidyapeeth
6. 3:30 to 3:45 Tea break
7. 3:45 to 4:15 Role of Gujarat Pollution Control Board in Environment Protection Dr. K U Mistry

Chairman, GPCB

8. 4:15 to 4:45 Way forward – Certificate Distribution Dr. K U Mistry

Shri Mahesh Pandya


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