Vidyanagar Nature Club/Voluntary Nature Conservancy (VNC) is registered as a Public Charitable Trust Vides No: E/2659/Anand under Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950 since the year 2003 with the main mission of creating environmentally sensitive society. Located in Vallabh Vidyanagar town of Gujarat, VNC has been working actively since its inception with its primary objectives to inculcate love for the environment and appreciate sustainable living. Started with the idea of sharing the simple joys of bird watching, cycling in the midst of nature, and enjoying being in nature’s lap, VNC has grown into an organisation whose working areas now broadly include (1) Environment Education, (2) Research & Conservation, and (3) Awareness & Advocacy. VNC tries to fill up the prevailing gap that exists in the society and education system for environment education and learning, and conducts extensive educational programs in schools and colleges.
VNC’s wildlife related projects include Indian wolf monitoring in Kutch, mugger crocodile conservation in Gujarat, understanding and mitigating crop depredation in Little Rann of Kutch, forest owlet monitoring in south Gujarat, assessing and mitigating snakebite in Gujarat, capacity building to assist wildlife conservation and citizen science initiative to promote crocodile conservation. VNC carries out various campaigns such as the Snakebite Mitigation Program, Save the Sparrow project, Greenathon (annual marathon), Save the Vulture program, and drives to reduce pollution. Besides this, we also deal with ongoing environmental issues that occur around us, such as illegal cutting of trees, water pollution, and waste management. VNC is accredited by GEF, (Global Environment Facility) and is a member of GEA (Global Environmental Action) & SAYEN (South Asia Youth & Environment Network). VNC is also a registered Non-Profit foundation as Voluntary Nature Conservancy in USA.
Charotar University of Science & Technology, widely known as CHARUSAT University, has been conceived by a non-profit premier education trust Shri Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal.
The University holds the mission to empower through knowledge and enable the young generation to ignite their intellect. The name Charotar University of Science and Technology has been conceived to pay tribute to the region – Charotar (the golden land) where it has originated.
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