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Law College Dehradun holds Seminar on Eve of Himalaya Day

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By Our Staff Reporter 

Dehradun 8 Sep: Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, conducted a ‘Seminar’ on the eve of Himalaya Day. There were a total of 200 participants.

The seminar provided understanding on the subject, ‘Himalaya, Climate Change and its Implications’. The keynote speaker was Dr PS Negi, Senior Scientist, Environment Division, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG). The Guest was felicitated by Head, Law College Dehradun, Dr Poonam Rawat. This was followed by lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries, followed by the University Kulgeet. Dr Poonam Rawat, commenced the oath taking ceremony for Himalaya Day.

Chairperson Dr Lakshmi Priya Vinjamuri shared some of the remarkable and successful events organised by the society in such a short span of time.

The Keynote Speaker shed light on ‘Himalaya- An Introduction to Climate Change’. He reminded that the Himalayas were formed by a collision nearly 50 million years ago and serves as home to 70 million inhabitants. Further, he talked about fundamental elements of nature i.e. earth, fire, air, water and space. He also mentioned the various environmental issues, pollution being one of them, such as black carbon, which is very harmful for human beings causing a number of health problems. He also shared some pictorial images captured by satellite regarding the study area of Chirvasa and Bhojvasa, Gangotri Glacier Valley. Dr PS Negi explained the actual cause of the Kedarnath Disaster which took place in the year 2013.

At the end of the session, a live Q&A round was conducted. All the participants actively participated and placed their queries before the speaker.

The Seminar provided a great and deeper understanding of Biodiversity Conservation.

Those present on the occasion were Dr PS Negi, Dr Poonam Rawat, Dr Lakshmi Priya, Dr V Bhuvneswari, Dr Radhey Shyam Jha, Dr Jitendra Singh, Alankar Upadhyay, Dr Vibha Singh, Jagat Narayan and hundreds of students.