Sunday, June 6, 2010

World Environment Day 2010 Celebrated by ENVIRON in Parijat Academy (Pamohi, Near Deepor Beel) and B. Borooah College, Guwahati supported by ASTEC

The World Environment Day 2010 was celebrated by ENVIRON, a prominent group of Northeast India engaged in conservation of nature and biodiversity simultaneously in B. Borooah College Guwahati-07 and Parijat Academy, Guwahati-35 with this year’s theme ‘Many Species, One Planet, One Future’ with the financial support from Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC).

In Parijat Academy the programme was conducted in collaboration with Panchtatva, Gauhati University. The programme commenced with the elaboration of the significance of the World Environment Day and this year’s theme by Mr. Kripaljyoti Mazumdar, Coordinator, Division of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation, ENVIRON. Mr. Uttam Teron, Principal, Parijat Academy, welcome all the students and urged them to work for conservation of nature and natural resources. Then after, an Extempore Speech Competition was organized among the students. Ms. Trishna Sarma, Researcher, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University and Mr. Kaustubh Rakshit of ENVIRON coordinated the competition among the students. Mr. Kripaljyoti Mazumdar, Ms. Trishna Sarma and Mr. Kaustubh Rakshit on behalf of ENVIRON handed over a bundle of 17 books on various environmental and popular science including two Science Dictionaries to Mr. Teron for the Library, Parijat Academy. The programme concluded with a Vote of thanks from Mr. Teron and with the word that in future too ENVIRON will conduct such environmental workshop for children in near future too.

World Environment Day celebration programme at B. Borooah College Guwahati was organized by Environ in collaboration with SYNAPSE, B. Borooah College and Panchatatva, Gauhati University. The programme gets off the ground with a plantation programme by Dr. Dinesh Baishya, Principal B. Borooah College and a Drawing competition programme among the school students. Dr. Baishya delivered a talk on the Water scarcity & environmental damage caused by Open Cast Mining in Patkai region. Mr. Bidyut Bikash Sharma of Panchatatva, Gauhati University discussed about the Climate change issues in India. A documentary film on Environmental issue was also screened in the afternoon and Mr. Kripaljyoti Mazumdar of ENVIRON spoke on the role of youth in mitigating & challenging Climate change scenario during the evening hour discussion.

(Press release, ENVIRON)

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