Spiritualism is a way to feel the environment and nature. Similarly, one cant protect them without carrying humane feelings to protect and save nature and the environment, observed Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, while deliberating on a topic Environment and Pandemic in a two-day programme of the Odisha Environment Congress(OEC) organized by the Fakir Mohan University.
The human race must live a disciplined lifestyle to save and protect them. This principle is not just for Odisha, India or the USA. It is for all people.
Prof Lal also inaugurated the programme in virtual mode. He observed that while humans can go to space, technological advancements have not made it possible for people to think about how nature, environment, or human civilization could survive without spiritualism.
He further stated that ecological imbalances are common around the world due to a lack of sensitivity towards nature and the environment.
The environment’s ill-effects could lead to more disasters. Pandemic like dreaded Corona has become a serious headache for the entire world and everyone is struggling to get rid of it. Prof Lal said that the world must unite to end the crisis.
The meeting while was presided over by Vice-Chancellor of FM university Prof Dr Santosh Kumar Tripathy, the other speakers included Dr BB Samanta , Executive director HDF-cDAR, former SPO and advisor WASH, UNICEF Central Asia.
He observed that the environment was suffering from pollution, and all should be concerned about its reduction.
Organizing secretary of OEC Sudarsan Das while offered the welcome address, CED India director Dr Babu Ambat spoke about the measures undertaken by the OEC to protect the environment.
Dr Ashok Mohapatra, SOA VC and ex-VC of FM University Prof Shibprasad ADhikary spoke on climate change as well as pandemics.
Retired bureaucrat, advisor to OEC Arabinda Behera OEC Chairman DK Roy former VC of Ramadevi University Prof Padmaja Mishra OEC secretary Bhrugu Bijupatra were also among those who spoke.