Dr. Amit Kaur Puri
National President, Environment & Sustainable Living Council
Dr. Amit Kaur Puri is an Ethnobotanist, Environmentalist, author, bilingual poetess, National President WICCI for Environment and Sustainable Living, Founder and President AKP HEALING INDIA, Project Manager of Apeejay Stya University, Advisory Board GLFN and green living consultant with Ph.D.in Botany entitled "Nutritional aspects of unconditional foods consumed by Gond and korku tribes of Forests of Vidarbha in Maharashtra". She has long had an interest in ecology, gardening and sustainability and is fascinated by how a single innovative idea can generate action, brings change and brings sustainable improvement in conserving environment. She is working for triple E's Environment Education and Empowerment. She is born in most ancient and holy city of world- Varanasi which is famous for its rich cultural heritage. Since her childhood she was very hard working child who wanted to break the undesirable rules of society. She was among merit student in her bachelor's of science graduation. She has a dream of becoming plants scientist. But soon she got married. She took admission in masters of science with Botany stream and again passed in pink colours along with bearing the responsibility of Indian married women. She carried strong will power and determination as she travelled widely and frequently in all the 11 districts of Vidarbha, forest terrain, to collect ethnobotanical data of various edible plants. She did very deep study and research on relationship of plants with human beings (Gond and Korku tribes) food, medicine, culture and tradition. She persuaded post doctorate in women Education. Her curiosity to earn knowledge brought her where she is right now. She says, "Dedication, consistency and Hard work never fails". She loves growing plants, living in nature, gardening, organic farming, creating green spaces because she knows plants are the basic fundamental unit of all the ecosystems on earth. She has created a medicinal garden, Nakshatra garden, Rashi Van, vertical forest, sacred forest, Green Ganesha-Tree Ganesha, vegetable garden, herbal garden, wrote many articles on Environment, she is the regular speaker on online popular magazine Grehlakshmi where she talks about Environment and Natural Healing. She has made many strides in attracting local wildlife and increasing biodiversity on various sites. When she is not gardening, Dr. Amit Kaur Puri spends a lot of time working for women upliftment and Empowerment as well as writing books. She is working on project "Impact of educational policies on social, economic and health status of women of Mewat in Haryana, India". She believes that best way to empower any human being is to develop their skill so that they are capable enough to earn their livelihood. She also emphases on importance of female education to conserve their respect and well being. Amongst other things, she has designed private gardens in diverse regions. Innovation in environmental solutions and documention of traditional knowledge is very important for preserving and developing human race. She says let's be Green sensitive rather being Plant Blind. She owes her success to her ever inspiring parents. Her mother Kulwant kaur Thapar instilled in her growing vegetable, fruits and flower garden in her early childhood. Transformation of dormant seeds into beautiful plant was magic for her then. Her father always trusted her and gave her wings to fly. She has very supportive sibling Dr. Jasbir Kaur who always motivates her in all her difficult to reach ideas. She gets momentum from her kids, husband, family, friends, well wishers and also from opponents to fulfill her dreams, goals and aspirations. She established her trust AKP HEALING INDIA where she is working for triple E's Environment Education and Empowerment. She is appointed as National President of Environment and Sustainable Living by WICCI (Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry). She is honoured with many awards and accolades globally but she says her best award is smiles on faces and greener more greener earth with cleaner living air. Metamorphosis and Rising from your Ashes are the reservoir for making you belive that you are Living. She says, "Do not limit yourself, be limitless".