GLOBAL SCIENCE ACADEMY (GSA) IS CELEBRATING ITS 2O YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE HUMANITY!!!

Environement & GSA

In the year 1998, the brief profile of the Global Science Academy (GSA) was published in print by world’s renowned science publishing agency-Elsevier which in its Elsevier Environment News, UK (Number 7, Fall/Winter) mentioned following and drawn attention of professionals around the globe:

The Global Science Academy was established as an independent centre of excellence in 1996. It plays an important role in raising the quality and expanding the range of social development. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach and focusing on broad social and development programmes and increasing awareness in the community in the social dimentions of the development and, in particular the importance of environmental conservations process. Key concerns of our times are being discussed at the Academy.

Its goal is “to achieve an overall science oriented education and sustainable future of human-kind by emphasizing socio-economic development, pollution abatement, science and environment education, environmental awareness, environmental management, social welfare, community health care etc.”

In order to achieve its objectives, the Academy takes responsibility for making institutional combinations of cooperation among different agencies, central and federal government, regional and local authorities, communities, NGOs and enterprises.

In the past year, the Academy has effectively taken up activities on Science Education, Environment Management and social services with overwhelming encouragement of the society and is working actively for continuation of other goals. The immediate future plans of GSA also include natural (aquatic) resource management of local water resources.

(as published in Elsevier Environment News, UK, Number 7, Fall/Winter, 1998)

In 1997, on World Environment Day, 5th June, the Academic Council of Environment unit, GSA convened an environmental action-plan meet.

UNEP & GSA: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) catalyzed various environmental activities of the GSA and provided with many resource materials on it that included both print and electronic versions.

NEAC:

Since 1999, GSA regularly convenes awareness campaigns under National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, and a range of topics were covered that included, solid waste management, water resource management, climate change, tree plantation, bio-diversity management etc. and various resource materials were brought out on these aspect like flayers, booklets, monographs, stickers etc.

In the year 1999, the GSA organized National seminar on Water and Sanitation in relation to public health at Basti on the World Environment Day, June 05th.

“The purpose of the seminar is to bring together participation from a wide variety of interests to explore the possibilities to solve important water related problems and to create a forum for discussion, and hopefully, a consensus on how scientific principles and awareness can be combined in order to create conditions for real breakthrough in present disastrous situation in sanitation and drainage sector.

Topics proposed to be discussed in technical sessions include: Water and Microbial contamination; Water borne health problems and their control; Sanitation and prevention of infectious diseases; and Problems of Water and Sanitation: role of government, scientists and people.”

-University News, 37(5), February 1, 1999.

(N.B.: The coverage of above national seminar was done by a range of media which included leading dailies like Dainik Jagran, The Pioneer, The Hindustan Times, Hindustan etc. as well as science newsmagazines like Vigyan Pragati (CSIR Publication), Shelter (A HUDCO-HSMI Publication), Everyman’s Science (Indian Science Congress Association’ quarterly publication) etc. besides electronic media.

The above seminar was inaugurated, as chief guest, by Prof. Dr. Girish Saxena, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Dr. R.M.L. Awadh Unversity, Faizabad, UP,India and attended by intellectuals, bureaucrats, academicians, engineers, scientists, media, research scholars etc. from all across the nation. Amongst Guests of honor was DIG, Basti range, Mr. Guru Bachan Lal, Ex. Member of Parliament (MP),Retd. Major & President World Saviors, New Delhi, Mr. Jagdambika Pal Ex. Chief Minister (CM), Uttar Pradesh and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA now MP), Addl. Commissioner, Basti range Dr. M.L.Diwedi, Joint Director & District Horticulture Officer, Assistant Director of Information, Basti range, Deputy Director, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Dehra Dun and others.

A seminar on the Aquatic Resource Management was organized to mark World Environment Day-2000. The seminar was held with the literary support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under this year’s theme “The Environment Millennium: Time to Act”. The reports were covered widely by Hindi & English newspapers, electronic media and moreover highlighted by UNEP in its publication, “World Environment Day: Global Activity Report”

Right from the beginning, GSA extended its helping hand during natural calamities. In 1996, during severe flood crisis in eastern Uttar Pradesh, GSA worked with Indian Red Cross Society and since then the Academy assumes its responsibility for such a situation towards the humanity.