Save nature for balanced ecosystem
First day webinar on world environment day
Kapurthala: Pushpa Gujral Science City and Punjab Pollution Control Board are jointly celebrating World Environment Day. Under the program, a series of webinars is being organized on 3rd, 4th and 5th June. The lead speaker in the webinar for 3rd June was Hem Pande, IAS (Retd.) former Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India. He has been a former Chairman of National Biodiversity Authority and is credited with the India Presidency for Conference of Parties. Pande spoke on “Nature protects if she is protected”. In his talk, he highlighted the linkages between nature, ecosystem services and humans and the role biodiversity can play in protecting communities from zoonotic diseases, as well as, in finding solutions to a healthy society. He informed that India was a mega diverse country and its rural and tribal population is dependent for their livelihoods on natural resources. He suggested that the increasing scarcity of resources and high dependency on non renewable resources were challenges leading to business risks. Hence, Governments, Industry and Consumers need to look for nature friendly solutions. Thus, the need to work on National Resource Policy has become more relevant in the Covid and post Covid era. On this occasion Director General Science City Dr. Neelima Jerath presided over the function. More then 100 schools students from all over the Punjab participated the webinar. Director Science City Dr. Rajesh Grover welcome to the participants.