ü GS Mains paper III, the content may also be used in Essay paper
ü Environment, Green Good Deeds Movement
The government has launched a digital mobile application in an effort to transform environment protection into a peoples’ movement.
About the App:
The App has been named “Dr Harsh Vardhan” (After the union minister of Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences)
It focuses on his social & public activities and involvement of citizens in “Green Good Deeds” movement, which urges people to perform at least one Green Good Deed every day.
Some of the 500 Green Good Deeds listed in the Mobile App include – planting trees, saving energy, conserving water, use of public transport and promoting carpool.
The objective of transforming Green Good Deeds into a peoples’ movement can be best achieved by starting mass digital campaigns that can reach out to youth and children.
A two-way digital communication tool – ‘Connect with Me’is a unique feature of the Application.
This provides six different ways of direct connection – Social Corner, Send Video/Photo, Join My Initiative, Cast Your Vote, Submit An Idea and Chat Room.
It also affords citizens an opportunity to directly submit their feedback and suggestions on a variety of issues.
The mobile application can also ‘Live stream’ important national and international events.
Some of the thoughts of Dr Harshvardhan:
The whole world is concerned about the dangers of global warming and climate change.
Everyone is looking up to India with expectation because they think that Indians have the DNA to protect the environment.
Our ancestors had made protection of environment an integral part of their lifestyle.
It was a ‘part-n-parcel’ of our culture – our ancestors worshipped the rivers, air, trees or forests and earth and existed in harmony with the land.
It is not merely a technical issue, but a moral responsibility ‘to restore and return the clean and green environment to the next generation.
We must understand our “Green Social Responsibility”, like “Corporate Social Responsibility”.