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National Book Trust, India’s latest book ‘Environmental Renaissance’ was released on 15th February, 2022

on Feb 16, 2022

National Book Trust, India (under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India) organized an event for the book release of "Environmental Renaissance'' which was held on 15 February, 2022 at NBT Head Quarters, New Delhi.

Environmental Renaissance written by Shri Niranjan Dev Bhardwaj is a book that elucidates the relationship between man and nature and explores multi-dimensional responses to resolve the current environmental crisis.

The chief guest of the function was Hon'ble Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, India and the occasion was also graced by Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, India, Shri Mahesh Chandra Pant, Chancellor National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director NBT in NBT Headquarters, New Delhi . 

Key points that were highlighted in the function

While releasing the book, Chief Guest Hon’ble Justice, Shri Arun Kumar Mishra, Chairperson NHRC expressed that it is the responsibility of every person to save the environment as fast development at the cost of the environment will only result in the extinction of the human race. He further added that books on such important topics should also be translated in Hindi as well as other regional languages and as the nation’s biggest publisher, this should be done by NBT. 

Guest of Honor Shri Mahesh Chandra Pant, Chancellor National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, and former Chairman, NIOS, in his speech commended the author for bringing a new perspective on this crucial topic. He said that the environment is an extremely important topic of discussion around the world yet no major steps are taken to put these thoughts into action. He said that sensitization is required at the grassroot level and that it can be achieved by educating students about our dependence on nature by practical means.

Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma, Chairman, NBT, in his welcome speech emphasized how NBT has been a forerunner in presenting a platform to young authors of India to publish books on topics of global importance. He said that the book Environmental Renaissance not just explains issues of concern but also gives practical solutions that the reader can learn at an individual level. 

Author of the book, Shri Niranjan Dev Bhardwaj said that the domineering way of humans in respect to the environment, needs to make way for a more eco-centric approach so that we can leave a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous planet for our future generations.    

Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director, NBT, while expressing his thanks to all the special guests, appreciated the author for presenting his observations on the environmental crisis in an easy manner. He also ensured that NBT will look into translating this book into other Indian languages. 

Published by National Book Trust, India, the book ‘Environmental Renaissance’ aims to reorient this connection by asking the reader to take a step back from greed, irresponsibility, unethical approaches towards Earth. This book serves as a big stepping stone for environment conservation and readers are going to be motivated to look into the environment with strength and figure out their responsibility and utmost care to protect the environment.

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