By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 22 Apr: On World Earth Day, students of Graphic Era Hill University launched a campaign to save birds. For this they put up hundreds of nests and utensils made of recycled items to serve the birds.
The Department of Environmental Science also organised poster making and slogan competitions for teachers on the theme of propagating nature conservation among the students.
The programme was organised in the KP Nautiyal Auditorium. Vice Chancellor Dr J Kumar, while making the students aware on saving the earth, said that development is necessary but if it has some ill-effects on nature, then it should be compensated. Today, for the needs of the growing population, there has to be an increase in self-reliance in the field of agriculture by using fertilisers and chemicals, etc. But, there were environmental side effects, which have to be balanced.
Environmentalist Dr Reema Pant, while addressing the students, said that the problem of water on the Earth is taking a dire form. To save Mother Earth, it is necessary to conserve water. The wastage of water is increasing the crisis on the earth. She suggested introducing environmental education in practical form.
The event was convened by Head of Department of Environmental Science, Dr Kamal Kant Joshi and Rekha Goswami.