Ecology / Regenerative Development
Environmental consciousness is an essential aspect of the Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam philosophy. It reminds us of our duty to Mother Earth, and how we should strive to live in harmony with nature. As per the Vedas, Earth is not just a resource to be exploited but is also a living being, and as such, it should be treated with respect and care.
The Atharva Veda, one of the four Vedas, contains several mantras on environmental consciousness. One such mantra, “Prithvi shanti rapah shanti” translates to “May there be peace on Earth, peace in the atmosphere,” which highlights the interconnectedness of nature and the importance of maintaining balance for the well-being of all.
Promoting Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam through environmental consciousness in education is necessary to ensure that we create a sustainable future for all living beings. By fostering a sense of responsibility towards nature, we can discharge our duty towards Mother Earth and promote harmony in the world.