Dubai [UAE]ANI/NewsVoir: December 27, 2018, Dubai: Consul General of India and Deputy Commissioner-General of India at EXPO2020 Dubai. Dr Aman Puri stated that protecting the environment is our responsibility as citizens of India and that we should all strive to work together.
“As India is home to 18% of the world’s population, it is our responsibility to do our best in sustaining the environment. In line with the Hon’ble PM, Narendra Modi’s vision presented at the COP26 this year, India is working relentlessly to contribute to the global good,” he added.
Dr Puri was speaking at an exclusive session on the importance to safeguard the environment at India Pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai on 26th Dec., which was also attended Sania Mirza, the Indian tennis star, along with Manish Malhotra (a celebrated Indian fashion designer and entrepreneur),
Adding further, Dr Puri said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the need to work together in ensuring the greater good. Similarly, to ensure the safety of the environment, we must all collaborate and work towards taking care of the environment.”
Dr Puri also spoke about the importance of innovation in this sector and the steps taken to ensure that these state-of the-art ideas are presented at the India Pavilion. He said, “At India Pavilion, our focus is to showcase innovative ideas from startups across sectors that offer solutions to transform the world. The Innovation Hub at India Pavilion aims to display unconventional solutions by upcoming startups and has been successful in providing a platform to these ideas, especially in the sustainability and energy conservation sector.”
Dr Puri spoke about the success of Indian Startups and highlighted Thaely, an innovative startup from India, which showcased its vision at Innovation Hub recently. The startup creates sneakers from upcycled plastic bags. It recently received funding interest by Anand Mahindra (Chairman of the Mahindra Group).
Sania Mirza, who spoke at the occasion, stressed that environmental and sustainability topics should be addressed more often. “It doesn’t need to be big things but even smaller steps like sharing cars, cycling or walking could contribute towards making a healthier environment. We don’t think about it, but such small steps make a huge difference as a whole. It is important to speak about this and bring as much attention to the issue,” she added.
Adding his views, Manish Malhotra said, “Saving the environment is an issue that we all have to be cautious of, especially for the coming generations. Many young fashion designers are now focusing on sustainable production and designing. We have to be conscious of our actions in day-to-day life and work towards contributing to a healthy environment.”
Asif Bhamla (President, Bhamla foundation), Surender Nanda (Owner, Taj Hotels, Business Bay Dubai, UAE) and Mohd attended the event. Sarhan, Country Head for India and Nepal, Emirates Airlines.
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