India being a young country, youths have the responsibility of making the country free from environment pollution, said Dr. K.S. Lokesh, Head, Department of Environmental Science, SJCE.

He was speaking after inaugurating a one-day National Seminar on “Environmental Health Hazards” organised by the Department of the Environmental Studies and Wellness Centre, SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, here this morning.

Dr. Lokesh said that there was an increase in population as a result of people becoming greedy which resulted in the reduction of ideal living place. “There are a lot of developmental activities in the field of Science and Technology, but not much is being done to reduce pollution level. Though people have been educated about the growing population level yet they continue to pollute the environment. The level of pollution is such that humans do not want the plants and animals to survive. If the trend continues for a few more years, a day will come when we will be forced to see animals and plants in photographs”, he said.

Further, he added that nature had lost its productivity and India had become a scarce country. “The situation of the country is such that Supreme Court had to intervene and make it mandatory that students at the undergraduate level study environment science. Youngsters need more commitment towards environment and leaders have to set the trend for others to follow”, said Dr. Lokesh.

Later, speaking on the occasion, Syed Sajjad Ahamed, Climate Activist from Bangalore, called upon youngsters to work towards creating a better society free from corruption and environmental hazards.

Dr. A.R. Krishnamurthy, Chairman in Psychology (Clinical), Kuvempu University, R. Vasudeva Murthy, Mahajana Education Society President, Vijayalakshmi Muralidhar, Governing Council member, Mahajana College Prof. K. V. Prabhakara, Principal and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore