On 23rd September, TERRE Policy Centre undertook an interactive session on ‘Devrai (Sacred Grove) – current status and conservation’ by Dr. Manik Phatak. She is a member of Maharashtra Vruksh Samvardhini, Pune and Mission Devrai.
Starting from where we can find the sacred groves to its importance, she shared many of the experiences with the audience. Further she showed few slides of the flora from Devrai and explained the special characteristics of them. Also she presented videos of fauna in Devrai and described its endemism. She added, “Not only in India but in whole Asia continent, the evidence of worshiping sacred grove has been found.”
TERRE President Dr. Vinitaa Apte concluded the programme with the vote of thanks.