International conference on Sustainable development held at BRAUSS, Mhow

Mhow: An international conference on "Sustainable development: Panch Mahabhoot for Environment and Social Harmony" was inaugurated at Buddh Vihar in Dr BR Ambedkar University of Social Sciences (BRAUSS) on Thursday.

Shri Atul Kothari, National Coordinator of Shiksha Bachao Andolan was the chief guest of the inaugural function while university Vice Chancellor Prof DK Sharma presided over. Dr Narsingh Das Maharaj of Mandav was the guest of honour of the function. Special guests were Bharat Bairagi, Dean, School of Social Science Bhopal, Prof DK Belsare, Prof Ulrich Berk of Germany, Prof BN Pandey of Bodhgaya, Prof Arpan Bharadwaj, Shri Om Sharma and Dr RK Patidar.

Prof DK Verma, Director, BRAUSS presented the concept paper, in which he threw light on the topics of the conference, following which Vice Chancellor Prof Sharma delivered the welcome address.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof DK Belsare of USA spoke on the ....

Prof Ulrich Berk said that Agnihotra (Yagna) is the only way, by which the human beings can undo the damage they have caused to the environment as only Agnihotra has the capability of purification of all five elements of the nature. He further said that the present day scientists have recently started thinking about environment conservation and saving the environment but Indian Rishis who were also the ancient Indian scientists had thought on this crucial issue thousands of years back.

Prof Bharat Bairagi said that only Sanskrit can take the nation to the height for which it deserves. 

Om Sharma, an academician of Jhabua said that tribal community lives with minimum resources and they are leading the life actually as per the tenets of sustainable development.    

Prof BN Pandey of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Bodhgaya said that Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar had differences over the Rajbhasha when the process of declaration of national language was going on in the parliament. He was of the view that if Sanskrit is made the national language, the nation could be taken to great heights and India could again become the Vishwaguru. When Nehruji didn't agree to him, he resigned from the government. The nation did not follow Babasaheb's ideals and recommendations at that time and a foreign language was given more importance. This is a reason for the present state of the nation. About space pollution, he said that there will be sixty thousand satellites in the space by the year 2030 and these satellites never come back and will become space garbage.

Dr Narsingh Das Maharaj said that India was Vishwaguru, is still a Vishwaguru and will remain a Vishwaguru forever as it has shown light to the rest of the world since ancient era. Referring the concept of Charnamrit given by the priest at the temples, he said that the water is kept in copper vessel and tulsi leaves are poured in that water, thus it has high medicinal value to keep one healthy for decades. He mentioned about Viman Sanhita by Maharshi Bharadwaj to be the best book on airplane technology written thousands of years back. When Indians used to eat laddus having medicinal value thousands of years back, people of Europe and US used to eat raw meat.

Dr Atul Kothari said that as per the environmental scientists, the temperature of the earth will increase by 1 degree in 2025 and if this happens, there will be a one meter rise in the sea level. Due to this, a large number of small nations on the sea shore will be wiped out. 

During the inaugural session, ZSI and Society of Life Sciences awarded selected persons, in which Vice Chancellor Prof DK Sharma was given life time achievement awards. Other dignitaries including BRAUSS Dean Prof DK Verma, Dr Narsingh Das Maharaj, Registrar Dr Ajay Verma and few others were also awarded at the function.

Prof DK Verma conducted the session while Registrar Dr Ajay Verma proposed the vote thanks.