World Environment Day-2021 was celebrated at VIT-AP School of Law and inaugurated by Hon'ble Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chairperson of National Green Tribunal. 783 students, faculty and other interested people participated in the programme.
Hon'ble Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal appreciated and congratulated the VIT-AP School of Law, VIT-AP University for organizing this important and prestigious event virtually to remind people of protection and restoration of the ecosystem. He further calls the younger generations to stand for the protection of ecosystem, earth system and human life along with constitutional values. He has recollected the effective contributions of Hon'ble Judges of the Supreme Court of India belongs to state of Andhra Pradesh which includes, Justice O. Chinappa Reddy, Justice Jaganath Rao and Justice Jeevan Reddy, to the principles of environmental law. He also recollected the judgments and contribution of Supreme Court of India and National Green Tribunals for the protection of ecosystem.
He said Precautionary Principles, Polluter Pay Principles and even the establishment of the National Green Tribunal is the primary contributions of the judges and there is a huge gap in the implementation process, now it is time we must stand unite and remind us for the protection and restoration of Ecosystem.
Prof. Dr S. V. Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of VIT-AP University, in his presidential address highlighted the importance of the protection of environment and mentioned the university's contribution and steps taken for the protection of environment. He also called the scientific community to take effective steps to protect the natural environment and for benefit of the future generations.
Dr Benarji Chakka, Dean VSL welcomes the Chief Guest, participant, students, faculty and staff to the program and Registrar of the University Dr CLV Sivakumar proposed the vote of thanks.
The inaugural session was followed by World Environment Day Lectures by Environmental Law practitioners, eminent faculty members, Government legal advisors and senior advocate of the Supreme Court.
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