Manipal, Oct 15, 2019: In an in-depth interaction, students of Ecosophical Aesthetics of the Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences (GCPAS), Manipal Academy for Higher Education (MAHE), with Students of Geopolitics, Communication and Media, European Studies, Humanities, Engineering and Health Sciences on climate issues and vowed to live in harmony with nature, as a prime rule.
Anusha Bhat, Saumy Prateek Jha, Subramanya Kini, Niyathi, Tanishqa, Vijeth Krishna and Krishna Kumar Sharma talked about how climate change was affecting their lifestyles and how their lifestyles were adding up to the climate change.
The topics discussed ranged from regional to national to international, showcasing the sensitivity of this generation towards creating a better tomorrow.
Sweekruti, a student of media, pointed out that the present-day beach experience is not complete without having a look at the garbage that is lying around.
She said individuals should be made aware of how every small action can help.
Abhiram, a student of Humanities, recalled that while travelling in and around Andaman and Nicobar, he saw islands of garbage floating in the ocean.
Pawani, a student of Ecosophy, said Delhi’s garbage dump in Gazipur was renamed as Mount Gazipur - a mountain of rotting waste and hazardous chemicals.
Niyati, a GCPAS student, shared with the group on how to make use of reusable utensils such as steel glass, cups, to avoid using plastic straws while consuming hot or cold beverages.
She informed them of how she and other classmates had kept a few cups and glasses in their class to avoid using plastic cups or straws. Students also discussed how cities like New Delhi and Bangaluru were either choking or heating up beyond all imagination and the situation looks bleak.