Balipara Foundation Awards, 5th Season - 3rd November 2017

Since 2013, Balipara Foundation has highlighted and invested in the efforts of societal entrepreneurs who are working tirelessly to create social, economic and environmental impact in protecting the essential natural resources and restoring the beauty of the Eastern Himalayas. Through the awards, we seek to focus the spotlight on these ecological crusaders and their work by publishing the case-studies of their work. Since inception, they have highlighted over 53 case studies ranging from the protection of endangered species and threatened habitats to the promotion of environmental education, tourism, products and services, emphasizing the interdependence between nature and ecology.

Balipara Foundation Awards 2017 will be held on the evening of 3rd November 2017 where we will recognize 10 new ecological crusaders from the Eastern Himalayas. It will feature the Rabindranath Barthakur Memorial Lecture Series, which invites speakers to inspire and energize these ecological crusaders. We are pleased to invite His Excellency President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay to deliver the memorial lecture this year. In the past, the memorial lecture has featured eminent speakers such as Dr. Ashok Khosla, Mr. Shyam Saran and Professor Gunter Pauli. In 2016, the lecture was delivered in a unique jugalbandi between Mr. S Ramadorai (Technology) with renowned flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and Mrs. Mala Ramadorai (Music).

To send in your nominations, please write to us at:

We seek your continued participation and long-term support for the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum and Balipara Foundation Awards 2017.

Theme Recognizing Ecological Best Practices in the Eastern Himalayas &  Late Shri Rabindra Nath Barthakur Memorial Lecture
Event Date 3rd November 2017
Venue Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati, Assam, India


5th Balipara Foundation Awards Categories

  • Annual Balipara Foundation Award
  • Naturenomics™ Award
  • Green Journalist Award
  • Eastern Himalayan Conservation Award
  • Green Guru Award
  • Young Naturalist Award
  • Food for the Future Award
  • Nature Conservancy Award
  • Forest Guards & Rangers Award
  • Special Recognition - Environmental & Social Activist
  • Lifetime Service Award

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