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Report of the Webinar on
Environmental Management Practices for Sustainable Development
On the occasion of World Environment Day
Organized by Department of Education, AMU
June 5 - 6, 2020
Department of Education, AMU organized a webinar on the theme Environmental Management Practices for Sustainable Development from June 5th to 6th, 2020 as a part of 47th World Environment day celebrations. The Webinar was an attempt to empower faculty members and students of the department to lead the way for students in creating healthier and greener environment around them. It was also to build their knowledge and skills needed to address complex environmental issues. Higher levels of environmental knowledge also correlate significantly with a higher degree of pro-environment and conservation behavior. Therefore an attempt was made through the webinar to empower the prospective teachers by inculcating environmental friendly attitudes.
The details of the webinar are given as follows:
INAUGURAL SESSION June 5 (9.30am-10.30 am)
The Inaugural Session started with Qirat by Mr. Sarfaraz Nawaz (B.Ed Semester IV, student). Prof. Nasrin, Director, Webinar and Chairperson, Department of Education, AMU spoke about the the objectives of Webinar, then welcomed the guests and introduced the keynote Speaker to the participants. In the Key note Speech by Prof. Jayashree Rout, Dean, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University it was reiterated that Sustainable practices are vital for the very human existence on long run. ¯Effective environmental management can be achieved by monitoring climate changes, maintaining biodiversity and proper disposal of hazardous toxic wastes
In his Presidential speech, Prof. Akbar Husain, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, A.M.U attempted to enlighten the participants by relating various environmental aspects with spirituality. Prof. Husain discussed about the role of individuals towards safeguarding the environment in the context of Islam. Dr. Razia B, Organizing Secretary, Webinar, Department of Education, AMU briefed about the webinar. The inaugural session ended with vote of thanks from Dr. Mehmood Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Education, AMU. Prof. Nasrin, Chairperson, Dept. of Education, AMU introduced the Resource Person Prof. Goraksha Sasane Kondiram, Agricultural extension, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra to the participants and invited him to present the lecture. Prof. G.K. Sasane highlighted the importance of Sustainable Development and Environment friendly practices for a better world. Our faculty members and students enthusiastically took part in the discussion.
June 5, Session 2, 11.45am-1.00pm
The second session of the webinar was focused on Anthropogenic Stressors and Environmental Strain . Dr. Aerum Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher training and Non Formal Education Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi was invited for the second lecture. In that particular session the speaker discussed in detail about the negative impact of human interventions on the ecosystems and also stressed the importance of individual roles in the capacity of a citizen,a teacher, a student in safeguarding our environment. The session ended with concluding remarks from Prof. Nasrin. She also thanked both the speakers for their valuable input in the webinar.
June 6, Session 3, 9.00am-10.15am
Prof. R Baskar, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guru Jumbeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar delivered a very useful lecture on COVID-19 and its environmental linkages. The speaker stressed the need of maintaining air quality to prevent further spread of pandemic. He said ¯ the biggest Carbon crash is due to COVID-19 and no war or no previous pandemics had such an impact on CO2 emissions¯. He also reiterated that we need to focus on ¯single use¯ instead of ¯Reuse¯ during this COVID crisis situation. Around 70 faculty members and students participated in the session and some of them enthusiastically took part in the discussion. Prof. Nasrin , Chairperson, Dept. of Education, AMU gave vote of thanks to Prof. Baskar for his valuable input and also to all the participants for their active participation .
June 6, Session 4, 4.00pm -5.15pm
The fourth session was focussed on the relationship of Education, Society and Environment. Prof. Jasim Ahmad, Department of Teacher training and Non Formal Education Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi spoke about the importance of management of education along with its content and process for the betterment of society. The Presenter remarked that ¯educational institutions need to be optimistic in nature¯ and further stressed that ¯experiential learning process need to be followed for providing environmental education
to the students for maintaining a better society¯
June 6, Session 5, 5.15pm -6.30pm
Dr. Pallavi Upreti, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Uttarakhand Public Service Commission, was welcomed by Prof. Nasrin, Chairperson, Dept. of Education, AMU to present the lecture on Constitutional provisions for Environmental Protection in India in the fifth session.
Dr.Pallavi discussed in detail about the provisions made in our Indian constitution to safeguard the various biotic and abiotic factors in our environment. She said that it was after Stockholm Conference that Uniform Environment law was considered appropriate by different countries including India. In the concluding session Prof Nasrin, Chairperson, Department of Education extended concluding remarks while Dr. Poonam Chauhan, Associate Professor, Department of Education, AMU presented vote of thanks . The Webinar came to an end with University Tarana followed by National Anthem.
The webinar sessions were conducted by Dr. Razia B, Organising Secretary, Webinar , Department of Education, AMU through Microsoft Teams Meeting.
Around 100 participants (faculty members, Research scholars and students) enthusiastically participated in the webinar sessions.