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GNDU celebrated 'World Biological Diversity Day'

SIMERPREET KAUR | June 14, 2019 12:20 PM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board celebrated the International Biodiversity Day. The program included ‘Poster making’ and ‘Best out of Waste’ competitions on the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”.
The event was sponsored by National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India. Prof. Adarsh Pal Vig, Co-ordinator of program highlighted the need of conservation of biodiversity and its effects on food and health. He also discussed the role of student’s participation in such programmes.
The students from various departments of the university participated and were given cash prizes, trophies and certificates of participation.
Dr. A.S. Soodan of the department shared his ideas on biodiversity which is his field of research. He also threw light on role of Plants in Culture and Literature. He commented that it has been forewarned in our religious scriptures that human activities can damage the ecosystem.
He argued that man’s dependence and association on biodiversity is as old as his own existence but in the pursuit of material development we have caused damage to the nature balance development.
He drew the attention of audience to the religious scriptures which not only talk of the importance of plants to mankind but also the need to conserve them.
Dr. A.S Soodan and Dr. J.S. Bilga judged the entries for poster making competition whereas Prof. Saroj Arora and Dr. Rajinder Kaur judged the entries for Best out of waste competition. International biodiversity day was celebrated with full enthusiasm and students took part with great spirit.
Prof. Adarsh Pal Vig conducted the whole program and gave vote of thanks to the guests & participants.

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