[Patna, India] — Patna Women’s College, in partnership with the Indian Council of Social
Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, proudly organized a thought-provoking lecture on
“India’s Environmental Leadership and Vision” as part of the “Amrit Kaal Vimarsh: Viksit
Bharat@2047″ series. The event took place on December 5th, 2023, at the Veronica
Auditorium, drawing an eager audience of environmentally conscious individuals, students,
academicians, and dignitaries.
The keynote address was delivered by Ms. Sangeeta Godbole (Rtd), IRS, Former Principal
Commissioner of Income Tax, and Former Director of Services Export Promotion Council.
Ms. Godbole, renowned for her expertise and insightful perspectives, captivated the audience
with her profound insights into India’s environmental trajectory and its vision for a
The session was skillfully moderated by Alok John, Dean – National, International
Collaborations, and Consultancy Services, who adeptly navigated the discourse, ensuring an
engaging and informative discussion.
Dr. Sister M. Rashmi A.C., Principal of Patna Women’s College, delivered the welcome
address, emphasizing the critical importance of environmental consciousness in shaping a
better and sustainable future for generations to come. She highlighted the pressing need for
collective action and awareness towards preserving our environment.
The event served as a platform for robust discussions, shedding light on India’s role in global
environmental leadership, outlining pivotal initiatives, and fostering dialogue on crucial
environmental challenges faced by the nation.
“We are thrilled to have hosted this enlightening lecture as part of our ongoing series, ‘Amrit
Kaal Vimarsh: Viksit Bharat@2047.’ Ms. Sangeeta Godbole’s profound insights have
undoubtedly enriched our understanding of India’s environmental landscape and the path
forward,” remarked Dr. Sister M. Rashmi A.C., Principal of Patna Women’s College.
The lecture not only empowered attendees with knowledge but also sparked a call to action,
encouraging individuals to contribute to a sustainable future actively.
Patna Women’s College extends its heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Sangeeta Godbole and Alok
John for their invaluable contributions to the event’s success.