George Washington Carver was an American botanist and inventor. He became well-known to the public due to his active promotion of alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion.
Last year, India celebrated Pt.Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth centenary. Deendayalji conceived the political philosophy Integral Humanism. The philosophy advocates the simultaneous and integrated program of the body, mind and intellect and soul of each human being. His philosophy of Integral Humanism, which is a synthesis of the material and the spiritual, the individual and the collective. He visualised for India a decentralised polity and self-reliant economy with the village as the base. In this issue we have given a few famous quotes of Pandit Deendayalji.
T.N. Khoshoo in his unique book “Mahatma Gandhi – An Apostle of Applied Human Ecology” writes “Gandhiji’s entire life and work is an environmental legacy for all humanity. This was not because he wrote a big treatise on the environment, or led a movement to stall a dam or any industry, or clean a river, or whatever. This was because he was a practitioner of sustainable development in the real sense of the word. Here then was a Man who was in harmony and peace with the environment and with himself”. In this issue we have given a few famous quotes of Mahatma Gandhi.
Boyan Slat (27 July 1994) is a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who creates technologies to solve societal problems. He is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, a group that develops advanced systems to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. He is the youngest recipient of the UN’s highest environmental award – “Champion of the Earth” and Reader’s Digest chose him as the European of the Year in 2017. He has taken up a massive task of cleaning Pacific Ocean within 5 years’ time.
E.F.Schumacher was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies. His book “Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered” was ranked by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books published since World War II. In this issue we have given a few of his quotable quotes.