IMPHAL | Dec 29 : Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam said deprivation, prosperity to share and vulnerability are very much related with the sustainable development. He appealed to transform the ideas into action for development.
The minister was speaking at the two-day International Conference on Sustainable Development and North East India in the Globalized Era at the Sangai Conference Hall, Imphal Hotel, organised by Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) in partnership with DM College of Arts, Imphal, G.P. Women’s College, Imphal and Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal.
‘Sustainable development could be called the relevance for it means to address the needs of today without compromising for future generations’, said Radheshyam.
The minister said that when the social, political and academic activities are carried out using technology, it affects and impacts the nature, resulting in conflict of human with the nature. In order to attain the sustainable development, mankind should first try to preserve the nature, human need to become more caring towards nature and protect the nature from manipulation of human greed, he added.
He continued that past, present and future are needed to be understood and take necessary steps carefully for the betterment of the world so that the sustainable development could be achieved for the generations to come.
It may be mentioned that the conference is organised in view to discuss the emerging trends and challenges of development with a focus on northeast India in general and Manipur in particular. The conference will deliberate on the following themes and related issues, Overview of Economy, Political Economy and Environment (Plenary Session of Invited Talk of 20 Minutes Each), Strategy for Economic Growth, Prosperity and Food Security, Bioresources Management and Sustainable Development, Environment and Natural Resources, Quality Education and Development, New Approaches to Physical and Mental Health, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Reducing Inequalities and Disparities in Development, Innovative Approach to Justice, Peaceful and Inclusive Society and Exploring New Partnerships for Sustainable Development
The conference was attended by director of ISBD, Dinabandhu Sahoo, principal of DM College of Arts, Sarangajit Khundrakpam, principal of GP Women’s College, B. Lalhari Sharma, president of FEGOCTA, Angom Pishak Singh and chairperson of Organising Committee of International Conference, Ch. Sheelaramani, along with nearly 400 participants from across the globe.
Source: Imphal Free Press