National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi
National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) was founded by Late Prof. TRC Sinha,
then Head of Zoology Department, MJK PG College, Bihar University to create awareness, promote and protect the environment. Conceptualised and initiated in 1984, it was registered as a Society in 1988 under the Societies Act XXI of 1860 at Patna.
This ACADEMY is of National level, presently having its Head Office at 206, Raj Tower-1, Alaknanda Community Centre, New Delhi. The main objective of the Academy is to bring awareness about the environmental issues among the masses and strive to find sustainable solutions by arranging lectures, demonstrations, training programmes, seminars, symposium, conferences, publishing journals and organizing any other activities supporting the cause.
Aims Objectives and Functions of the Academy
To implements the SDDGs in India by encouraging students, scientists, researchers, academicians and members of the academy for pursuing research on sustainable development.
To set up Regional/State Chapters for dissemination of information on environment.
To motivate and prepare young minds on environmental management.
To organize national/international level conferences, symposia, seminars, meetings and workshops on themes of environmental concerns.
To publish policy papers, synthesis volumes, proceedings, journals, newsletter, transactions and other publications for the promotion of Environmental Sciences.
To forward the recommendation of scientists /professors to govt. agencies.
Various eminent personalities have graced the Academy as President. The first President of the Academy was Dr. K.C. Bose,
Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University; then Dr. B.S. Attri,
Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forest. Most recently Padma Bhushan Dr. S.Z. Qasim
was the President of the Academy till June 2015, who is a renowned marine scientist known for his Antarctica mission in 1981-82, he also served as the Secretary at the Dept. Of Ocean Development (now Ministry of Earth Sciences); Member, Planning Commission and Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Currently Prof. Javed Ahmad,
(Former Dean, Faculty of Science), Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, is the President of the Academy.
It has organized many activities, with financial support from the Ministry of Environment & Forrest, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian national Science Academy, Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences , Department of Biotechnology and NABARD regularly for the over 28 years.
The Academy regularly organises Annual Conferences in prominent centers of Indian encompassing important topics related to the environment. All the Annual Conference were inaugurated by eminent scientist of the country. Vice Chancellors, Governors, Chief Ministers, Senior Cabinet Ministers of the Union and respective State Government, etc.
Activities such as organization of Eco-clubs in different Schools of Delhi, Eco-development Camps, celebration of Environment Day and a Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India. The Academy has also organised more than 50 training programmes
in different schools of Delhi on Disaster Management, sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The issue of noise pollution, in particular, was taken up by the Academy that received appreciation from the Government of Delhi which subsequently passed on Act. On NOISE POLLUTION. SIMILARLY, THE CLEAN AND GREEN DELHI
slogan was popularised by the Academy through its various activities and publications.
The Academy celebrated its 25th year
of its inception by organising an International Conference on Environment and Human Health on November 28-29, 2012
at the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan
, Member, Planning Commission.