Norma Alvares

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Norma Alvares
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Born Goa, India
Occupation Social worker, environmental activist
Known for Social service
Spouse(s) Claude Alvares
Children 3 children
Awards Padma Shri
Yashadamini Puraskar
Website Profile

Norma Alvares is an Indian social worker, environmental activist, lawyer[1][2] and a founding member of the fomus beathes of

Goa Foundation, an environmental action group.[3] An alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, she graduated in law and entered environmental activism.[1] Under the aegis of Goa Foundation, she initiated a public interest litigation (PIL), in 1987, to save the sand dunes of Goa, the first ever PIL filed in the state.[1] She has been involved in over 100 PILs[3][4] and has served as an amicus curiae.[5] Her efforts are reported in winning a favourable court order for blocking a DuPont factory and in another one which restricted the mining activities in Goa.[1] She is the president of People for Animals, an animal support group[6] and is the founder of Other India Book Store[7] and Other India Press, environmental initiatives.[8] Alvares is married to Claude Alvares, a known environmental activist and the couple lives in Parra, Goa with their three children, Rahul, Samir and Milind.[2] She was honored by the Government of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[9] The Government of Goa honoured Alvares with the Yashadamini Puraskar in 2001.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Livemint". Livemint. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "India Inspires". India Inspires. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Goa Foundation". Goa Foundation. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Down to Earth". Down to Earth. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Amicus Curiae". Down to Earth. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "PFA Goa". PFA Goa. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Other India Book Store". Other India Book Store. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "About Us". Other India Book Store. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.awbi.org/awbi-pdf/ac_jan_14_june_16.pdf

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