The Society to Save Rocks aims to preserve and protect the spectacular ancient granite formations of the Deccan Plateau, India - a natural wonder of stony ridges and hillocks shaped into picturesque balancing forms.

To prevent the indiscriminate destruction of this natural, historical, and environmental heritage, a group of artists, photographers and environmentalists from Hyderabad* has been working for the protection of this rocky landscape since 1992. In 1996, they formed themselves into a registered society, and since then, the Society to Save Rocks has expanded to include many other citizens, from students to housewives to businessmen and bureaucrats (300 members).

The Society wants to impress upon landowners, developers and the government that our beautiful granite boulders could be preserved in houses, gardens, colonies and park areas.


As a result of the Society's efforts it won the Heritage Award 2003 from the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), a Certificate of Excellence for service in the field of Tourism Promotion 2003 from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and the National Tourism Award 2002/03 for the Best Non-Government Organisation (NGO) in the Sphere of Tourism from the Government of India.

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Hyderabad is the capital of the State of Andhra Pradesh in India. This state occupies a great part of the
   Deccan Plateau in central India.

       
President
Mr. Narendra Luther Writer, Historian, Former Civil Servent
Vice-President
Ms. Aparajita Sinha Writer, Ad Person
Secretary
Ms. Frauke Quader Administrator
Joint Secretary
Ms. Amita Talwar Editor, Photographer
Treasurer
Ms. Sangeeta Varma Company Secretary
Members
Ms. Padmini B. Patell Freelance Writer
Dr. Sudheer Bhan Lecturer in Linguistics
Mr. Ravi Setlem Business (Consultancy)
Dr. Srinivas Madhusudan Kandada Health Care Software Professional



 

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