“It is Essential to Stop Practices that are detrimental to Nature” : Swami Brahmeshanand Acharya
Nature provides relaxation to humans and helps calm their minds, and thus, humans should reside in the presence of nature. We learn many things from nature, including its unnoticed contribution to our well-being. Trees provide us with life-giving oxygen and abundant rainfall, which nourishes us. However, there is only one species, humans, that causes harm to nature. Other creatures coexist and thrive in harmony with nature, but we have constructed factories, homes, and shops on the fertile land instead of cultivating fields or gardens. As a result, we have lost touch with nature, which affects not only us but also others who depend on it. Now It is crucial for us to restore this balance. It is not about refraining from building factories, homes, or shops, but about being aware of and connected to nature, which we have neglected for past few decades. Society has become highly detached from nature” addressed His Holiness, Padma Shri awardee Swami Brahmeshanand Acharya Swamiji , the Head of Shree Datta Padmanabh Peeth.
Satguru Foundation and Sadguru Youth Federation jointly organized the program “Vrukshavalli Amha Soyari” for environmental conservation and protection, during which P Swamiji addressed the audience.
Furthermore, Swamiji stated that all our festivals and celebrations are inherently connected to nature. Nature preservation is the preservation of our Sanatan culture. We must put an end to activities that harm nature. It is this nature that improves our well-being. Trees, wool, rain—these elements enhance our strength to such an extent that they prolong our lives. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain the balance between nature and human life.
During this program, short plays were performed by the youth based on the theme of environmental conservation and protection, all the participants took an oath to protect the environment, receiving a badge as a token.
The event was graced by the presence of Adv. Brahmi deviji , President, Satguru Foundation, Shrinet Kotwale, Additional District Magistrate of South Goa, and Mahesh Gadekar Police Inspector, among others. The event was hosted by ShriRaj shelar.