Environmentalists React on World Earth Day

Environmentalists React on World Earth Day

22 April was marked as World Earth Day by United Nations in 2009 to bring International communities on a single platform to think together for taking necessary action against rapid environmental loss.

 

Environmentalists React on World Earth Day22 April was marked as World Earth Day by United Nations in 2009 to bring International communities on a single platform to think together for taking necessary action against rapid environmental loss.

To mark the occasion, a round of discussion was organized at Udaipur’s Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University today.

Several educationists and environmentalists participated in the session and poured their thoughts on the present climatic and environmental situation in the world. The program was held at Vidyapeeth’s Janpad Media Center.

Prof. Deepak Sharma of MPUAT, Bhanwarlal Gurjar, Vice Chancellor of Vidyapeeth, Dr. R.P Narayanwal, Geologist, Dr. L. R Patel, Geologist, Dr. Yuvraj Singh, Dr. Anant Prakash Gupta, Dr. Pankaj Rawal and many other educationists and experts expressed their thoughts on the occasion.

Here are the excerpts from the discussion.

Professor Deepak Sharma, MPUAT said:

“Although developed countries often charge each other for ruining the nature and environmental loss but the fact is that, it is humans, who are solely responsible for the environmental destruction all over the world.

In the present scenario, just because of our self-indulgence there is a massive change in climatic conditions, drought, flood, melting of glaciers, lack of water, destruction of agriculture and growth in illness like malaria, T.B etc.

This is an extremely serious matter of concern for the whole world.”

Asia and Pacific Areas Most Affected

Bhanwarlal Gurjar, Vice Chancellor of Vidyapeeth said:

“The temperature of earth is rising due to increase of deadly gases in eco system. Sea level is rising fast because glaciers are melting, and this is creating threat to cities located on sea shores. Extreme cutting of forests is responsible for extinction of a number of species. Oceans are turning into dumping grounds.

The recent report of UN indicates threat to Asia and Pacific Ocean because of natural calamities caused by environmental changes.”

Dr. R.P Narayaniwal, Geologist said:

“In 2012, a large number of deaths in Asia were recorded due to floods and storms which also resulted in heavy financial losses.”

In 2011, Asia accounted for 80% of the total financial losses faced by the world due to calamities like Tsunami and other natural disasters.”

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Discussion at Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust

Members of Lake Conservation group and people who strive to save the lakes of Udaipur gathered at Vidya Bhawan’s Mohan Singh Mehta Memorial Trust and put forward their thoughts on World Earth Day.

Anil Mehta, Principal of Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic said:

“The rate at which mountains are being cut and lakes are being polluted in the city, Udaipur’s future is in grave danger”

Shshil Dashora of Gandhi Smriti Mandir said:

“The only way to save the lakes is reforestation of mountains around the city.”

Tej Shankar Paliwal, President of Chandpol Citizen Committee said:

“Due to open and blocked sewerages, filthy water is directly falling into the lakes and polluting the water. This situation is like injecting poison into the lifesaving earth”

Trust Secretary Nand Kishor Sharma said:

“Excessive exploitation of ground water resources is dangerous. We are turning Udaipur into a Desert”

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