PUNE: The first pan-India Green party, India Greens has became a formal political party on November 18, 2018 with the adoption of its constitution, preamble, core principles, policies and action plan.
Suresh Nautiyal, Founding President of India Greens, believes that it is important to bring the green agenda at the forefront if we want to save our mother earth.
Speaking at an interaction organised at Sakal office, Suresh Nautiyal, President, India Greens said, “In the age of globalisation, liberalisation, marketisation and climate change, it is very important to have a national green party in a country like India where we are surrounded with a lot of issues like global warming, climate change and water issues and our party will address these issues and will be commited to the issues of environment. In our country, there are a lot of ecological issues but most of the political parties do not give a lot of importance to the green agenda. We will come with our manifesto and pursuade all the parties to follow the green agenda.”
India Greens - founded in November 2018 has 300 to 400 volunteers in the party. The party will work with the vision of ecological wisdom, sustainability, social justice, non-violence, participatory democracy and social justice at the pan-India level. They will conduct awareness programmes in schools, colleges and also conduct campaigns on social media to create awareness for the environment. The party will start their awareness programmes in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Haryana and others.
“We will have separate units for every state as each state has different sets of environment issues, thus all these units will be dedicatedly working for the same,” Nautiyal said.
“We have Ministry for Environment and there are lots of Acts for the preservation of environment but none of them get implemented, thus it is very important to create awareness among general public. With our campaign and programme we will create awareness among general public,” he added.
He also urged people to have a shift in their thinking and pursuades them to adopt a simple lifestyle, as by doing so, a lot of environmental issues can be solved.