Starting from 1972, 5th June is celebrated globally every year as the World Environment Day - WED. The United Nations, through this day, stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The theme chosen for 2013 is "Think Eat Save" to highlight food wastage and its environmental implications.
The wasted food which goes as landfill generates methane which is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming and climate changes. Considering the fact that one third of the roughly 4 billion tons of food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted, the situation is indeed alarming. Food loss and waste also amount to a major squandering of resources, including water, land, energy, labour and capital.
While developing countries require strengthening of the supply chain to reduce the amount of food loss and waste, the developed countries require the consumer behavior to be more responsible. Since agriculture is the largest human use of water, food wasted has implications on water balance also.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, on June 5, 2013 Sangam University President - Vice Chancellor along with a team of faculty members and students participated in the environment rally held at City Centre Bhilwara organized by Lions Club and LNJ Group. The rally in which hundreds of enthusiastic school children marched was led by Mr Riju Jhunjhunwala scion of the LNJ group.
Prof BR Natarajan President Sangam University highlighting the significance of the day and the theme this year, urged the students eating in the campus mess not to waste food served. The celebrations also included a sapling plantation by Board member and Advisor for Strategic planning & International Relations Miss Antima Soni along with MS Krippi Soni in the Central Lawns of the university campus attended by faculty members of the Social and Green Club and Principal ITM Prof NK Mathur.
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The Institution supported by Sangam Group of Industries Bhilwara which is one among the top ranking corporates in India today with business interests spanning textiles, steel, infrastructure, power and energy has been established by Govt. of Rajasthan Act No. 14 of 2012 incorporated u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. For more details see http://www.sangamuniversity.ac.in