October 31, 2015
November 1, 2015
AddressGovardhan Eco Village, Galthare, Maharashtra, India View map
The two day National eco Conference (Nexus Conference) Organized by Wada College of Management And Science with the collaboration of Govardhan EcoVillage held at Govardhan Eco village, Galtare with the theme on “ECO-ETHICAL SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS”.
The objective was ‘to pool in ideas on integrated, sustainable and eco-ethical management of food, water, energy and waste, and to cast those ideas into working solutions.’ Twenty experts delivered their talks and over two hundred people participated in the conference.
On 30th of October, There was also a short description given by “Nimayaji” regarding the Nexus Conference. Then after they have selected leaders for completing the allotted task. They have allotted the task such as Cow Dung Flooring, Unloading of chairs & Cleanliness of Conference hall. Then the volunteers were engaged in setting up of stage for the conference.
First day of Conference Volunteers were engaged in different committees Such as Escorting, Prashadam (Serving of food), and Putting up Banners etc.
Delivering the keynote address Radhanath Swami said, “On a deeper level, we are confronted not with the crisis of environment, but with the crisis of human spirit. Whatever we see in the ecology of the world very much corresponds to the ecology of people’s hearts. When we understand the science of clearing the heart of toxins, we can truly live in harmony with all living beings and with nature. The urgent requirement of the world is active, intelligent, determined compassion with commitment and care.”
1st Panel Discussion on Water conservation
Speakers:- Shri S. Vishwanath, Shri Arun Krishnamurty, Swami Vigyananda
Moderator:- Shri Himanshu Kulkarni
Founder of EFI (Environmentalist Foundation of India) Arun Krishnamoorthy, who won the Rolex Award for cleaning 17 lakes in India, shared his thoughts on collectively taking responsibilities for reviving natural water resources.According to this Panel discussion Water is most dynamic, it can change its state. We can’t segregated into any religion.
2nd Panel Discussion on Energy
Speakers:- Shri P. Devanand & Shri N.D.Desai
Moderator:- Shri Sunil Sanghai
According to this Panel discussion Solar energy is going to be a future for electronic engineer.
3rd Panel discussion on Waste
Speakers:- Shri Sultan Ahmed Ismail,Shri Amiya Sahu & Shri M.B. Nirmal
Moderator:- Shri Sunil Sanghai
According to this discussion waste is conservated & vagatable can be harvested through dumping of waste by digging it into the land.
Panel Discussion on Social Wellness, Biodiversity, And Food
Chairman of the Piramal Group, Mr. Ajay Piramal, spoke on social wellness and Swami Vigyananda, the founder and global chairman of World Hindu Foundation presented a Vedic perspective of environmentalism.
A discussion on food was lead by renowned environmentalist Dr. Calude Alvares and the legendary organic farmer Sri Narayan Reddy. Also, managing director of the ERF (Ecoscience Research Foundation) Sultan Ahmed Ismail shared his ideas on vermicomposting, and how cow dung and cow urine can add value to the soil. Ismail is associated with the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India.
Keynote by “Smt Kiran Bedi”
On the 2nd Day of the Conference “Smt Kiran Bedi” addressed to the Participants of the Conference. Following were some learning’s that she gave to the Participants of Nexus Conference.
According to her there should be 3 months course for Environment Studies.
- Making a short film on environment by collaborating IIT’s, NGOs & Media.
- A story on “Good Karma & Bad Karma” .Every bad karma leaves some scarce.
- Mindfull yesterday,Mindfull Today & Mindfull tomorrow
According to her she has not opposed the system but played the own role through the system.
Social activist and retired police officer Kiran Bedi recommended that short films be made on the activities at Govardhan Eco Village, and that a three month university course on eco-living be designed based on the practices at the Eco Village. Mrs. Bedi, a winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award, was the first woman to be appointed the United Nations civilian police advicer.