International Conference & Exhibition on 11-13 January 2019 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India)
The Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) Delhi organized very successfully ESDACON 2019 (International Conference and Exhibition) on ‘Global Environmental Challenges, Human Health and Sustainable Development’ at the Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India) on 11 to 13 January 2019 in foreign partnership with Metropolitan University, San Juan, PR, USA and in collaboration with Center for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Amity University Noida, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital Delhi, GRC India and Co-host with ECPFO Delhi & Green Society of India. About 800 peoples including the academicians, scientists, medical doctors, policymakers, stakeholders, research scholars, environmentalists, educationists, journalists, social activists, civil societies, industrial representatives and students across the World were participated in this convention. The Conference was organized successfully as a landmark under the leadership of the Organizing Secretary Dr Jitendra K Nagar, General Secretary, Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) Delhi with the presence of more than 100 speakers, 310 paper presenters (140 oral and 170 posters) and 500 delegates from 22 Sates of India and 5 foreign Countries.
Dr Bhoore Lal, Hon’ble Chairman, Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, New Delhi was inaugurated the ESDACON 2019. Hon’ble Justice Mr. Swatanter Kumar, Former Judge of Supreme Court of India & Former Chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Shri Imran Hussain, Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forest, Government of NCT, Delhi was participated as a Chief Guest and Prof. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU, Delhi, Mr. Deepanshu Shrivastava, Chairman of Governing Body and Dr G. K. Arora, Principal, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, Prof. Raj Kumar, Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Dr Ajay Kumar, Associate Professor, Metropolitan University and Dr. S. K. Goyal, Head, CSIR- NEERI Delhi Zonal Centre participated as Guest of Honor in the Valedictory Session and ESDA Green Award Ceremony 2019. Prof. Milap Punia, CSRD-JNU played a leading role as a Convener of ESDACON 2019.
Many eminent speakers including Dr K. J. Ramesh, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department, Government of India, Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Er. Paritosh Tyagi, Former Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Delhi, Dr Ashok Sharma, Chief Executive, Cleantech International Foundation, Chandigarh, Prof. B. R. Gurjar, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT, Roorkee, Lt. General K. J. Singh, Director of ECPFO Delhi and Advisor, Haryana Government, Prof. C. K. Varshney, Professor Emeritus, JNU, Delhi & Distinguished Adjunct Professor (AIT, Bangkok), Ms. Sanchita Jindal, Former Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, New Delhi, Mr. Deepak Agarwal, Sr. Vice President, IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Limited, New Delhi, Prof. Sirajuddin Ahmed, Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Prof Kaushal Kumar Sharma, Hony. Director, NRC, ICSSR, New Delhi & Professor, CSRD, JNU, Dr. D. N. Singh, Former Professor, IIT Delhi, Prof. S. P. Singh, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, Prof. O. P. Agrawal, Former Vice Chancellor, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P, Er. J. K. Bassin, Former Head, CSIR-NEERI, Delhi Zonal Centre, Prof. N. P. Melkania, Dean, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Prof. Umesh Kulshrestha, Director, Transdisciplinary Research Cluster, SES, JNU Delhi, Prof. Tanu Jindal, Director, Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences, Amity University, Noida, Mr. Pradeep Khandelwal, Chief Engineer, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Delhi, Dr Rajeev Adhana, Senior Surgeon, ENT, Delhi, Dr. Chhavi Gupta, DMS, RGSSH, Tahirpur Delhi, Mr. Bijan Mishra, Vice President, Reliance Power, Prof. Madan Lal, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Dr. J. K. Moitra, Managing Director, EMTRC Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Anil K Garg, CEO, Energy & Environment Foundation, New Delhi and others more than 40 eminent speakers were delivered the lecture in the ESDACON 2019.
Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA)’ Delhi conferred its Green Award 2019 to some eminent personalities and ESDA Members for their outstanding and remarkable contribution in the field of protection of Environment & Natural Resources and supported ESDA activities. These prestigious awards presented in the Valedictory Program of International Conference (ESDACON 2019) on 13 January, 2019.
The most prestigious award “ESDA Life Time Achievement Award 2019” presented to Hon’ble Justice Mr. Swatanter Kumar, Former Judge of Supreme Court of India & Former Chairperson of National Green Tribunal and “ESDA Global Green Award 2019” presented to Prof. Raj Kumar, Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute of University of Delhi. Another prestigious award “ESDA Environmental Excellence Award 2019” presented to Er. Paritosh Tyagi, Former Chairman of CPCB Delhi, Prof. B. R. Gurjar, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT, Roorkee, Dr. S K Goyal, Head, CSIR- NEERI Delhi Zonal Centre and Dr Dheeraj Singh, CEO, GRC India.
“ESDA National Green Award 2019” presented to Dr. G. K. Arora, Principal, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, Prof. Jaigopal Sharma, Head, Department of Biotechnology of Delhi Technological University, Prof. Sirajuddin Ahmed, Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Prof. N. P. Melkania, Dean of Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Prof. R. D. Doi, Former Head, Geography, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Associate Professor, Metropolitan University of USA, Mr. Swadesh Kumar, President, Green Society of India, Dr. Rajeev Adhana, Senior Surgeon of ENT, Dr. Chhavi Gupta, DMS, RGSSH, Tahirpur Delhi, Mr. Bijan Mishra, Vice President of Reliance Power Noida and Dr. Hemlata Pant, Assitant Professor, CMP PG College, Allahabad. ESDA Green Leadership Award 2019 presented to some ESDA members for outstanding contribution in ESDA activities during 2018 (Details have given in Award Section).
The ESDA members and BRAC Teachers & Students did work very hard to organize the event very successfully. We also recognize and appreciate to some organizing committee members for their hard work and contribution in this conference from ESDA including Dr. Pallavi Mittal, Prof N. P. Melkania, Mr. Anil Mavi, Mr. Kamal Singh, Dr C M Meena, Ms. Sonam Dutta, Dr Rajbala Gautam, Dr Ravindra Singh, Mr. Anil Kumar, Dr Yogesh Murariya, Mr. R. P. Gangwar and Mr. Gian Kashyap.