“We should preserve our resources and save the Earth, otherwise our future generations will say that the earlier generations have left behind a much more deteriorated planet” said Mr. Pule Isaac Malfane, Consul General of South Africa in Mumbai and the Dean of the Consular Corps while addressing a gathering of diplomatic corps at the Diplomatic Forum Reception organized to celebrate the “International Earth Day”. The event was jointly organized by the All India Association of Industries (AIAI) and World Trade Centre Mumbai.
Today, the earth and its environment has become fragile due to indiscriminate and haphazard exploitation of its resources. It must be remembered that earth’s resources are gradually depleting posing a serious threat to human life and sustenance. Therefore, there is bounden obligation on mankind to take cognizance of this fact and work towards the preservation and improvement of earth’s resources, Mr. Malefane said.
Mr. Malefane further emphasized that while we recognize the emerging crisis , we need not only to work expeditiously for it but also create widespread awareness among the masses to be responsible and sensitive towards this important and urgent issue. Generation after generation have to live on this planet which needs to be preserved and nurtured at all cost.
Mr. Kamal Morarka, Chairman of MVIRDC World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai said that on “International Earth Day” WTC pledges to work towards saving the Earth and spread greenery and he also appealed for controlling emissions and pollutants and plant more trees so that everybody has a better life to live.
Mr. Morarka further said that greenery is important, and we need to preserve and save water from pollution. Awareness has begun to spread but now we have to work with greater consciousness. We sincerely urge the community of 340 World Trade Centres in over 100 countries to commit themselves to save planet from further deterioration.
H.E. Mr. Sam Schreiner, Ambassador of Luxembourg who was the Guest of Honour on this occasion said that we should give top priority to preserve the Earth and spread the message of better life to all. In Luxembourg all our efforts are made to reduce pollution and not to destroy greenery.
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI) and Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai proposed the vote of than
From (L-R): Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, MVIRDC, WTC and President, AIAI, Kamal Morarka, Chairman, MVIRDC WTC, Pule I. Malefane, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of South Africa and H.E. Sam Schreiner, Ambassador The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in India during ‘Diplomatic Forum Reception’ held on the occasion of ‘International Earth Day’ on April 22, 2015 at the World Trade Centre Mumbai, jointly organized by MVIRDC, WTC and All India Association of Industries.