3 Day Anuvrat International Conference 2014 on global environment issues

Posted: 10.10.2014

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Brings together participants from over 22 countries

New Delhi 2014 Sep XXVI(SGP2,STU2): Acharya Tulsi Birth Centenary Celebration Committee organizes a three-day International conference ‘Anuvrat International Conference 2014’at the Bhikshu Auditorium in Chattarpur in New Delhi from 26th to 28th September, 2014. The conference aims to raise awareness on the burning global environmentalissues. Eminent speakers, panelists and experts from over 22countries have come together to present their thoughts and spark discussions towards the preservation of the environment and resources.


The conference is centered on three broad themes: Sustainability and Circular Economy, Ecology & Conservation of Environment and the Relevance of the Anuvrat Philosophy in day to day life.


The conference kicks-off with the inaugural address by Acharya Shree Mahashramanji, who reinforced the philosophy of Anuvrat that revolves around water conservation and preservation of the environment and advocatedrestraint (sanyam) on consumption.


“We are grateful for the support we have got from people across the world. Through this platform, we aim at developing a vast global audience, thereafter, hoping that the discussions and interactions will continue for the years to come. Ultimately it would spark a never ending global movement towards the circular economy, conservation of resources and preservation of the environment.” said Mr Surendra Borad Patawari, Convener, Anuvrat International Conference.


He further added, “The last 150 years of industrial evolution have been dominated by a one-way or linear model of production and consumption in which goods are manufactured from raw materials, sold, used, and then discarded as waste. The concept of circular economy revolves around ‘recycling’. Modern circular and regenerative forms of consumption—so far limited to a few high-end categories—represent a promising alternative and are gaining ground.“



The day witnessed the attendance of eminent speakers such as Bernhard Wrabetz, the Austrian Ambassador; his Excellency Bernie Meyer, the American Gandhi; Tara Sethia, Professor of History, founder and Director of Ahimsa Center at California State Polytechnic University; Dr. S R Maley, scientist who has worked extensively in the fields of agronomy, biotechnology and environment in India and abroad, with a special focus on solid waste management.


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