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World Environment Day celebrated at SRHU

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER

Dehradun, 5 Jun: World Environment Day was celebrated at Swami Rama Himalayan University, here, today. During the seminar organised on the occasion, a pledge was taken to take necessary steps for environmental protection and to raise awareness amongst people.

On Wednesday, a discussion on the environment was organized in the BC Roy Auditorium with the support of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) on World Environment Day.

On this occasion, SRHU Vice-Chancellor Dr Rajendra Dobal said that pollution is spreading rapidly around the world, causing significant harm to nature. “We need to work together in the direction of environmental protection,” he stated.

A discussion was held on the topic of river conservation and preparation for drought. He shared his experiences on how rivers can be saved and preserved from pollution.

Speaker Dr Lokesh Ohri, CEO of Been There, Doon That, shared information on maintaining ecosystems, supporting biodiversity, and ensuring water availability for human use by conserving rivers and dealing with droughts. Another speaker, Dr Brij Mohan Sharma, Chief Officer of SPECS, provided information on reducing environmental challenges for a sustainable future. He shared his experiences regarding the challenges people face due to environmental changes and suggested ways to mitigate the current situation while continuing development towards the future. Executive Director of Navdanya Biodiversity Farm, Dr Vinod Bhatt, shared his experiences on biodiversity-based organic farming and indigenous climate crops for climate change mitigation and adaptation. He shared his experiences in the field of organic farming and its importance.

On this occasion, the National Academy of Sciences, Uttarakhand Chapter, felicitated Dr Brij Mohan Sharma and Dr Dushyant Gaur of Swami Rama Himalayan University with cash prizes. Dr Vijendra Chauhan was awarded for a clean and green campus. The event was attended by Director of Research Dr Bindu De, Dr Ganesh Kumar, Dr Nikki Yadav, Abhishek Chandola, Garima Kapoor, Dr Smita Dimri, Dr Ujjwal Nautiyal, Dr Arvind Farswan, Rahul Pandey, Mridul Dimri, and others.

The Himalayan College of Nursing Literary Committee organised a World Environment Day quiz competition. As many as 145 students from the second, fourth, and fifth semesters of BSc Nursing participated. The Principal of the Nursing College, Dr Sanchita Pugazhendi, encouraged the students to protect the environment. On this occasion, Preeti Prabha Heena Negi and Dr Anupama were also present.