Transitioning in direction of new regular: Socio Story organises digital session on future course of actions

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In an try to take essential steps to restrict the environmental harm and begin the post-pandemic world with related actions, Socio Story organised a digital session on Re-Imagining Nature- COVID and Beyond on June 20. 

The dialogue of the panel laid emphasis on the long run course of actions which can be required by numerous stakeholders of the setting particularly companies to take essential steps to restrict the environmental harm and begin the put up pandemic world with related actions.

With the theme ‘Transitioning Towards New Normal: Actions Required to Limit Environmental Damage’, the digital session witnessed many eminent personalities sharing their opinion on the subject.

Padma Shri awardee and well-known environmentalist from Uttarakhand, Dr Anil Prakash Joshi advocated the necessity for introducing the idea of Gross Environmental Product (GEP) to point general well being of the setting in India whereas talking in the course of the on-line session which was organised on June 20.

“Hawa, Mitti, Jungle, Paani- Jaan hai humari” Dr Joshi stated whereas including that together with Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which signifies financial well being, the nation and the states ought to acquire information on forests, water sources, high quality of air and soil and measure the GEP to know the well being of our ecosystem.”

Dr Joshi who’s a botanist turned activist and founding father of Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation (HESCO), an NGO in Uttarakhand is thought for his reference to the sector and the capability to handle the setting points. He said, “When the lockdown was announced during the covid-19 crisis, it was observed that nature revived back. It took only 21 days to see the difference in our ecosystem. So, if we come together and work for reviving nature, we can make our mother Earth a sustainable one.”

Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director- Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, said, “Since India is an agrarian based economy, the need of the hour is to introduce innovative and intelligent ways of agriculture without destroying the environment.”

Adding {that a} sustainable planet is required for progress, Ramanan, stated, “The main purpose to set up the Atal innovation mission by the Government of India was to promote the culture and spirit of innovation and innovative thinking in people. Since innovation needs to be tapped from the younger generation, we have introduced Atal tinkering labs for school children where they are encouraged to bring out innovative ideas.”

He additionally stated by means of Atal New India Challenge, the federal government promotes progressive concepts for merchandise and applied sciences and supplies funds to start-ups and MSMEs to develop additional.

Manoj Pachauri, Founder of Socio Story, stated, “The lockdown enforced due to Covid-19 pandemic has brought positive changes in the environment in terms of air quality, water quality and biodiversity among others. Post Covid-19, there will be a shift in the behavioural pattern of our actions on how we interact with the environment. We all need to come forward together to save planet Earth. It is not a responsibility of a single person but the entire community as a whole.”

The different panellists who had been part of the profitable session embrace Akanksha Sharma, Head-CSR & Sustainability- Sterlite Technologies Ltd, Manisha Singh, Head-CSR, South Asia, Schneider Electric, Dr. KK Upadhyay, Mentor- Socio Story, Rishi Pathania, Head-CSR- UPL Group, Vijay Singh, Head-CSR- PI Industries, and Praveen Karn, Head-CSR, Spark Minda.

The session was hosted & anchored by Shweta Padda, an acclaimed bollywood actress & director.