The Path Towards Sustainable Development


Development is process of change in current system for comfort. Outcome of development can be positive or negative. Only development concept failed and produces damage to lives and its consequences are natural calamities and terrorism. So the whole world is searching for the path for sustainable development. Religious values are strong denominator against which all other values could be equated and it is trusted instrument. Different religions advocates for Nature, Spirituality and sustainability. Hinduism—contains numerous references to worship of divine Nature in Vedas, Purans. Buddhism—says for survival of mankind has to depend on Nature for his shelter, food, clothing, medicine and other requisites. Buddhism teaches us love for Nature and nonviolence. Islamism-- Quran says that Allah is the creator of the world. They are told to look after the world for Allah and for future. Chrishtianism—teaches us to spread love for Nature, peace and nonviolence. It also teaches us to help poor people. Jainism--- In the theory of Jainism is that five elements of Nature Prithivi, Jal, Agni, Vayu and Akash are living creatures and must be treated as a living beings. So every religion advocates for the protection of Nature, natural elements and biodiversity conservation. Gandhiji said,” Earth provides enough to fulfill man’s need but not man’s greed. For sustainable development while reduce, reuse and recycle is the best concept of sustainable development New social ethics should be inculcated among the children both in school and home emphasizing concern

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Indu Gupta, Paryavaran Shiksha Prasar Samiti, India

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Conference: ACSEE2017
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Human and Life Sciences

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