Forum on Sustainable Development held at SRHU

Securing a Resilient Future: Sustainability in Reference to Uttarakhand’ on May 31, 2023

Himalayan School of Biosciences, a constituent unit of Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun organized a one day ‘Forum on Sustainable Development: Securing a Resilient Future: Sustainability in Reference to Uttarakhand’, on May 31, 2023.

The Form was organized in reference to G-20 Summit to contribute to the ongoing discourse on sustainable development in the Himalayas and help in identifying new approaches and strategies to tackle the challenges posed by climate change.

The Sustainable Development Forum provided a platform for collaborative discussions and knowledge exchange to cover various topics related to sustainable development in the Himalayas, including climate change adaptation, ecosystem services, renewable energy, community-based conservation, and sustainable tourism.

Patron of the forum Chancellor Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dr. Vijay Dhasmana introduced the participants to the motto of the University and conveyed his best wishes for the success of the program.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Vijendra Devisingh Chauhan acquainted the participants about his practical experience with H.H. Swami Rama, especially relating to scientific and yogic aspects and also apprised about his core philosophy.

Dr. K.K. Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR), was the Key Note speaker. He discussed in detail the contribution of IITR in sustainable development of Uttarakhand.

Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Director Strategic Planning, Research and Development, shared his views about the concept of sustainable development with reference to the state of Uttarakhand.

Dr. C.S. Nautiyal, Scientific Advisor sensitized the participants about research and development for sustainable growth of the state.

Convener of the Forum, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Principal Himalayan School of Biosciences was instrumental in planning, managing and successfully executing the program.

In total 265 students from different schools of SRHU actively participated in the program.