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Dr. Madhu Chitkara interacts with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in a Virtual Dialogue

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University interacted with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and an esteemed panel during a virtual dialogue on the topic ‘Human Consciousness and Environment’ on the occasion of World Environment Day. During the conversation, she discussed Chitkara University’s environmental preservation strategy as well as the university’s modest attempts to conserve the environment. She further mentioned that the University is installing solar panels, treating sewerage, maximising the use of treated water, holding frequent plantation drives to conserve the environment. She emphasised her grave concern about the rapidly deteriorating state of mother Earth while committing and affirming that Chitkara University will continue to improve its efforts in this area. The Dialogue was organised by The Art of Living in collaboration with TERI. Education Leaders associated with various institutions and organisations like the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy and ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry also took part in the virtual event and shared some intriguing insights.

World Environment Day is an annual observance of the United Nations. Celebrated on June 5th every year, it aims to increase awareness and encourage countries to take action to protect our natural environment and ecosystems. Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day has grown into a worldwide recognised platform for raising environmental issues such as marine pollution, global warming, wildlife crime, and ocean acidification. Every year, over 143 countries take part in the event. This year’s theme for World Environment Day is restoring devastated ecosystems. We are witnessing an unprecedented loss of ecosystems, depriving the world of forests, peatlands, wildlife habitats, and carbon sinks. It’s important we ponder upon this issue as all of us are dependent on healthy ecosystems for survival. Experts at the United Nations believe we’ve lost key ecosystems and created an ideal environment for viruses to spread in the context of COVID-19. Furthermore, this day provides each individual with a vast platform to effect constructive change.

Chitkara University and The Art of Living recently collaborated for a 21 Day Meditation Program which was organised for the Chitkara fraternity. Chitkara University is committed towards the betterment of society and the environment.

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