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Eröffnung am 25.Februar 2011:

Your personal invitation to the Inauguration of the Palk Bay Centre (PBC)at Velivayal, Tamil Nadu, Southern India.

On the 25th February 2011, we will celebrate the inauguration of the DEEPWAVE-Palk Bay Centre (PBC) in Velivayal in the province of Tamil Nadu.

The first of its kind in the Tamil Nadu landscape, the transdisciplinary social centre promotes perspectives and a forum of excellence within a sustainable scientific base in order to further consolidate studies of environmental and social research within the Palk Bay Region.

As part of the UNEP’s – best practical project “MANGREEN” (Ecology and Recolonisation of Mangroves in India), the Palk Bay Centre also seeks to set new trends with the social development of the area itself.

We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating this special occasion.

Legend: The Palk Bay Centre has been initiated for the people of Tamil Nadu with
financial support from the Hamburg Marine Conservation Organization DEEPWAVE.
Further Sponsors:
• Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
• North German Foundation for the Environment and Development (NUE)
• Tübinger Round Table 182
• Architects group bof
• Lighthouse Foundation Kiel

Yours, Cordially,
Dr. Onno Gross
President DEEPWAVE

Programme : Opening of the Palk Bay Centre, Velivayal, Tamil Nadu, India
Friday, 25. Feb. 2011 in Velivayal

10:00 Opening Ceremony
10:15 – 12:45 Welcome Addresses
Dr. Vedharajan Balaji (Director of OMCAR FOUNDATION)
Panchyat Leaders of Velivayal. (Deans of the Villages)

Opening Speech:
Dr. Onno Gross (President DEEPWAVE, Hamburg Germany)
“Coastal Perspectives for Southern India” and the creative effects of the regions very own social and educational centre.

Jens Lambsdorf (Lighthouse Foundation, Kiel Germany):
“Marine Conservation and Global Action”
Introduction and Chair: V. Balaji (Director of OMCAR)
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 18:00: Opening of the cultural Programme

For directions and accommodation please contact:
Dr. V. Balaji
(Organization for Marine Conservation,Awareness and Research)
69, Vendakottai Road, Valavanpuram
Pattukkottai (post) Tamil Nadu
India – + 614601
Mobile: + 9360548117
Ph: 0091 4373 236117 / /