July 31, 2005 12:15 PM
July 30, 2005
SHIMOGA: ‘‘One who keeps his inner feeling (antaranga) pure can keep the external environment too tidy,’’ opined Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University Prof K Chidananda Gowda.
Inaugurating Environment Day cum workshop on ‘Environment Conservation and Status of Sharavati,’ organised by Sahyadri Science College in Shimoga on Wednesday, he said, ‘‘Keeping environment clean and tidy has to start from home. This would automatically helps to keep city environment clean.’’
Quoting instance of Lord Krishna taming Kalinga, which was polluting Narmada river, he said famous personalities like Gandhiji, Ambedkar and former prime minister Indira Gandhi of recent past too expressed their concern over protecting environment by planting saplings. He gave a call to students to become active in conserving environment.
Deputy Conservator of Forest G Jayaramaiah, on the occasion, said conflict between man and nature was enhanced over the past few centuries. Man has been trying to explore nature through his research activities, he added.
With the increase in the needs of human beings, equilibrium in nature gets disturbed. Condition goes beyond control when there is an imbalance in nature. So, man, being an intelligent animal on this planet, should think constructively and should not disturb nature, he opined.
Principal of the college Prof T S Hoovaiah Gowda presided. Assistant General Manager of Canara Bank V R Bailur, noted litterateur Na D’Souza, Gajanana Sharma and others were present. Dr Parameshwar Naik delivered prefatory speech. Earlier, Dr H N Ramesh Babu welcomed. The programme and workshop was inaugurated by planting saplings in College premises.
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