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22nd April is celebrated as a “World Earth Day”. James Lovelock a famous scientist from England, environmentalist and futurist – all rolled in one proposed for the first time the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the Earth functions as a self regulating system. The Gaia hypothesis proposes that living and non-living parts of the earth form a complex interacting system that can be thought of as a single organism, named after the Greek God as Gaia. In this month, we are giving a few of his quotable quotes.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of “Greening the Human Intelligence” by way of a dialogue between Srimati Annapurna Duval, Shri Krish Phidal and Professor Jnani Noval.  In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Terrace garden, Mushroom cultivation, Ferro cement technology, Bio-methanation technology and Traditional Siddha Varma Practices etc.

In the wisdom section, Serge Latouche, a French Economist, Philosopher and writer of the famous book “Farewell to Growth” ridicules the so called concept of GNP and says that it cannot be a measure of Happiness. Otto Ulrich, an Engineer and Sociologist explains how the cultural invasion is taking place in the garb of technology transfer and finally Al Gore, the most eminent politician who recognised the gravity of the environmental crisis appeals every individual to pay attention to the Earth as it is in the Balance. For reading the newsletter,
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