MIT-WPU School of Management in association with The Climate Reality Project held an event to mark the importance of nature and environment  

Pune:  Every year World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June, on this occasion MIT-WPU School of Management in association with The Climate Reality Project held an event to mark the importance of nature and environment to give out the message of climate change and sustainability. The theme of the event was ‘Reimagine, Recreate, Restore’, which is very relevant in today’s changing times. The one-hour event was hosted on Cisco WebEx and was graced by renowned speakers. All the dignitaries spoke about the importance of nature and it should not be undervalued or taken for granted at any cost.
The event started with the tradition of playing the World Peace Prayer followed by Dr. Prof. P. Srinivas Subbarao’s address, the Dean & Director of MIT-WPU School of Management emphasized the efforts undertaken by MIT-WPU to address the issue of Climate Change and welcomed all the guest speakers for the event. Further the event was continued by Dr. N.T. Rao, vice-chancellor of MIT-WPU shared his thoughts that being management students, they should to take initiatives to restore our ecosystem.
The event witnessed the presence of Mr. Aditya Pundir, Director of India and South Asia at The Climate Reality Project India. He stressed the importance of balancing our ecosystem and how consumer footprint is jeopardizing our environment. He addressed two key issues which we have witnessed due to this disturbance in our ecosystem which is, Massive loss of biodiversity and climate change.
Our second speaker for the event was Mr. Prafulla Dhal, GM and Head CSR at JK Paper Mills Ltd. He continuously focused on how students could be change-makers. He shared he believe in MIT-WPU always being at the forefront of transformation and work for change proactively.
Later our next speaker, Dr. Ravindra Utgikar, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Marketing, Praj Industries addressed the issues related to economic growth and how economic growth has impacted our forests and our ecosystem.
Then Col. Shashikant Dalvi Leader at the Climate Reality Project shared his views on “Learning & Implementation of Environmental Restoration”. He threw light on the solutions to restore our resources and avoid the climate change, which we are witnessing.
Our last speaker for the event was Mr. K.K.Dash, Director, Climate and Sustainability Centre, SSU-Odisha, spoke about, “How & why our ecology is damaged?” He answered this question by pointing out different ways to co-exist with our environment.
Then students of MIT-WPU came up with interesting questions, which were regarding the issues of climate change. The speakers were keen to answer their questions. The entire event was a success under guidance of Dr. Prof. P. Srinivas Subbarao the Dean & Director of MIT-WPU School of Management. The event was an enriching experience and proved to be a motivation for the students.