National Eco conference from Oct 31
A two-day National Eco conference is being organised on 31st Oct and 1st Nov, 2015 at Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), a model farm community near Hamrapur in Palghar, to discover integrated sustainable and eco-ethical solutions for managing food, water, energy and waste problems of the 21st century. A conclave of experts representing academia, spiritual leaders, social and environmental activists, corporates and government will discuss various topics related to rising population, inequity, consumerism, urbanization and similar complex socio- environmental issues. The two day colloquium will be spread over six sessions. Inaugural speeches at the conference would be given by His Holiness Radhanath Swami and Railway minister Suresh Prabhu. One of the Keynote speeches will feature Minister for Rural development, Panchayatiraj and drinking water- Sudarshan Bahgat. Dignitaries like Dr Claude Alvares, Dr Rajendra Singh, Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Ajay Piramal, Hrishikesh Mafatlal and others would participate in panel discussions at the plenary sessions.The closing session will feature Dr. Kiran Bedi, India’s first and highest (woman) ranking officer.The objective of training is to create a network of ‘Eco-leaders’ in colleges, towns and cities.