About usiamgurgaon is an initiative aimed at awakening a responsible, awareand vigilant populace in order to make our city, Gurgaon, a betterplace to live in. It has been envisaged to be a platform to encourage,empower and enable residents of Gurgaon and other stakeholdersto improve the living conditions in their city.iamgurgaon aims to bring together varied interest groups includingresidents, the administration, corporate organisations, schools,RWAs, NGOs and developers, amongst others, in a collaborativepartnership to effect change and make a true ‘Millennium City’
The TeamLatika ThukralLatika has worked with Citibank for 18 years. Her dream was to set up an NGO called ‘SaveGurgaon’ which has been realized two years later with iamgurgaon.Swanzal Kak KapoorSwanzal is a partner at SAKA architects and has a specialization in urban design.She ispassionately committed to ecological design and a participatory approach to urbandevelopmentGayatri SinghGayatri co-founded Q2AMedia in 2000, a successful education content company. She wonthe Tata TiE Stree Shakti Award in 2009 (an award for woman entrepreneurship).Atal KapoorA leading architect with 20 years experience in India and abroad. Atal has experimentedwith the innovative use of materials and “green architecture”.
Deep KalraDeep is the pioneer of Online Travel in India. His company, MakeMyTrip.com is thedominant player in the travel industry and also the largest ecommerce business inIndia.Harish CapoorHarish is a Chartered Accountant. He has done path breaking work in setting up(and successfully running) a pilot project in Block Phase 1 to improve the quality ofthe environment.Renu KalagnanamRenu ,a qualified architect, moved to Gurgaon 7 years ago. While hunting for homeand school, the barren landscape of the Millennium city left her with a need tomake a difference.Priti SanwalkaPriti Sanwalka has lived in Gurgaon for more than 10 years. She is a charteredaccountant by qualification and has worked in one of the large MNC’s in Gurgaon.
OUR Work• Launching of a Gurgaon Water Campaign which starts Outdoor hoardings in association with MCG. The campaign will later use digital, mobile, ambient and other media vehicles to spread awareness.• Up-gradation of the existing rainwater nallahs across Gurgaon starting with the nallah at the Genpact crossing on Golf Course Road (1.2 km). The redefined nallahs will not only mitigate the problem of storm water management but in addition will also improve pedestrian traffic management.• Cleaning up of villages and improving sanitation and conditions around them. The initiative started with Sikandarpur, which has been a huge success. We are now taking this initiative across more villages with Nathupur identified as the next village.
• Further development and events to plant trees and flowers at the biodiversity park located in the Aravalli Range near the Delhi border. This project will not only reinforce the local ecology but also change the landscape of the entire Range in the area.• Working with NGOs to build a wider network that encourages the recycling of newspapers into bags and other products.• Launching a school initiative that teaches kids to become more aware about their environment and take positive steps to improve and preserve it. The awareness drive will include events, presentations and projects for children of all age groups.
Current Projects Million Trees GurgaonMillion trees Gurgaon aims to plant a million trees in the city of Gurgaon.milliontreesgurgaon has been able to involve over 15000 individuals,school kids from across 30 schools, civil society of Gurgaon andemployees from varied corporate who have come to the park and planted in large numbers. The “milliontreesgurgaon” has been aiming for eventually transformation of the Aravali Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon into a conservation sanctuary for birds, animals and plants. A sense of achievement and satisfaction meets us as we put the two last planting seasons for the year 2011 and 2012 behind.
Current Projects The Aravali Biodiversity Park, GurgaonThe Aravali Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon is dedicated to the creation, conservationand interpretation of forests native to the Aravali range. It offers a rich variety ofresources, such as a broad range of microclimates, plant species and vegetationstructures.We have lost a large part of the Aravali range, its flora and fauna to rampantdevelopment and urbanization. The Aravali Biodiversity Park was once a miningsite. The land still has fresh scars of the mining era. “Milliontreesgurgaon” intendsto restore this scarred land into a biodiversity reserve and celebrate the rich floraof the Aravali Range.The Aravali Biodiversity Park spread across 576 acres of pristine space has beendeveloped. Despite the fact that the park is still a “Work in progress” it enjoys adaily footfall of 200+ people walking, cycling, jogging, trekking, bird watching,gardening, contemplation and cultural expression.
Issues that we are working on Liquor shops on Gurgaon’s Main RoadsWe have filed a petition with the govt. ofHaryana to disallow liquor vends on the roadsof Gurgaon, and instead have them moved tocommercial markets.
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