“Exploiting resources is not native to our culture. We are rooted in simplicity. We have been subconsciously living the LiFE-Lifestyle for the Environment. We worship nature and its various elements. We now have to propagate this thought process to the entire world” said R.K. Singh, Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy.
Addressing at the launch event of Agni Tattva – Energy for LiFE, an initiative under the umbrella campaign of Sumangalam was held yesterday at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, he said we have now twin objectives before us, firstly we shouldn’t blindly ape the west. Secondly, we must share our knowledge with the developed nations that have been passed on by our forefathers.
The Union Minister said that India has emerged as a leader as far as energy transition is considered. He also said that we have pledged at COP21 in Paris that by 2030, 40% of our established capacity of power generation will be from non-fossils, we had achieved it in November 2021, nine years in advance. We had pledged that we shall reduce or emissions intensity of our economy by 33-35% by 2030. Now we are already at 40%, we shall achieve the target in a year or two,” he added.
Power Foundation of India in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) organised seminars, events, and exhibitions involving communities, educational institutions, and relevant organisations to create awareness of the core concept of Agni Tattva, an element that is synonymous with energy and is amongst the five elements of Panchmahabhoot.
The outreach program provided a platform to deliberate upon the learning and experiences of subject experts and specialists and explore solutions for a sustainable future for all. The initiative covered several important topics focusing on health, transport, consumption and production, security, environment, and spirituality.
The idea of LiFE-Lifestyle for the Environment was introduced by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow last year.