India To Lead Battle Against Climate Change: Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi

Bhubaneswat: Senior BJP leader and Bhubaneswar MP Aprajita Sarangi on Sunday called upon the youth to play a vital role in the development of the country and engage more with nature, saying their efforts will serve as a source of inspiration for all.

Addressing the valedictory session of the 2-day International Conference Series on ‘Vayu: The Vital Life Force’ in Bhubaneswar, she said  India has assumed presidency of the G20 from December 1 and climate change is a major issue that would crop up in G20 discussions. The entire world is now looking up to India for leading all in the battle against climate change, she said.

The conference, organised as a part of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, intended to disseminate ‘Bhartiya’ thought to tackle the environmental crisis plaguing the world today.

In recent times, air pollution has emerged as a major issue threatening human civilisation. While the government of India has taken various steps for improving air quality in the country, it is important to integrate different schools of thought on environmental protection including those from modern science and traditional knowledge. The conference focused on a variety of issues ranging from scientific discussions on climate change & pollution control to enriching our understanding on air quality from ancient scriptures and texts.

Sarangi said that organising this conference was important as fruitful discussions took place in the 6 technical sessions held during the event and awareness was also generated among the participants and public at large on the need for environmental protection. The feasible suggestions that have emerged from the conference may be duly considered and implemented in right earnest.

The parliamentarian noted the importance of maintaining a balance in the world and said the logo of G20 2023 reflects India’s pro-planet approach to life, and that the theme of India’s G20 Presidency, i.e. “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth. One Family. One Future”, affirms the need to work together to protect the planet.

The Lok Sabha MP laid emphasis on the need to listen and learn from all, to keep improving and realise our potential to the fullest.

Sarangi congratulated the Ministry of Evironment and Forest and Climate Change, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), SoA and all organisers for successfully organising the event, a release from the organisers said.

An exhibition was also organised on various aspects of air quality and environment, for spreading awareness. The conference was attended by more than 500 participants comprising Air Quality Experts, Students, Academicians, Chairmen and Member Secretaries of State Pollution Control Boards / Pollution Control Committees, Municipal Commissioners from non-attainment cities, scientists, engineers and officials from MoEFCC and CPCB.

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