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?Youth should retain power of youthfulness?

EMINENT ENVIRONMENTALIST Sunderlal Bahuguna today called upon the youth to retain the power of their youthfulness so that the energy could be utilised for changing the ways of world.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 15:32 IST

EMINENT ENVIRONMENTALIST Sunderlal Bahuguna today called upon the youth to retain the power of their youthfulness so that the energy could be utilised for changing the ways of world.

He was speaking at a daylong symposium on ‘various aspects of environment’ organized by the Sociology and Social Work Department of the Barkatullah University.

The ‘Chipko Movement’ leader’s wife Vimla Bahuguna, head of department Dr Gautam Gyanendra, director of UIT Dr S C Soni and others were present.

Speaking further, Bahuguna said that in the present times, the power of youth is being misused for momentary benefits, but they should channelise this energy towards constructive things as the greatest revolutions have been made possible by constructive thinking.

He also said that if human beings extend their scope of love to environment and nature, many of the problems would get solved by themselves.

The eminent environmentalist said that university is not just a place for learning-teaching, but also the conduit for solving various problems of the world.

He said that university should try to do away with its lacunae and give knowledge such form that works for liberation of human beings.

Quoting Gandhiji and giving examples from the Mahatma’s life, Bahuguna said that people should love nature because nature has the capacity to fulfil basic needs of human being.

Earlier, the noted activist was introduced by Dr Gyanendra who said that we all are fortunate to have been born in a country where personalities like Gandhi and Bahuguna have been born.

The environmentalist was welcomed in a unique manner with garlands of Khadi string and groundnuts. Prof Arvind Chouhan, Dr Ruchi Ghosh, Dr Mahendra Giri, Dr Shashank Shekhar Thakur, Dr Kumaresh Kashyap, Dr Anita Dhurve, heads of some educational institutes and NGOs and students attended the symposium.