Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Desh Bhagat University Celebrates World Environment Day

Desh Bhagat University Faculty of Education in collaboration with Punjab State Council of Science & Technology, Chandigarh and Hara Punjab Khara Samaj celebrated World Environment Day with full enthusiasm. The Day commenced with an expert talk by University Pro Chancellor, Ms. Tejinder Kaur who is also the CEO of Hara Punjab Khara Samaj, an NGO working for environmental protection. She enlightened the students and teaching fraternity with varied environmental issues prevailing in the society. She encouraged the youngsters about their roles in bringing a change in the society and motivated them to grow more trees so as to build a greener society. She also inaugurated the tree plantation and distribution of saplings drives. University Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. Shalini Gupta said that in order to protect and save our environment we have to adopt ‘Green Mantra’ which means not only growing maximum green plants but protect them also. Small initiatives like using less paper, promoting car pooling, use of public transport, turning off taps and lights and absolute reduction of plastic use can really help in protecting our environment. Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh appreciated the initiative taken by the university. Dr. Sangeeta, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sociology gave a lecture on ‘Importance of Medicinal Plants’. She acquainted the students with medicinal value of varied plants. While in an interactive session, she elaborated the usage of domestic plants for health and cosmetics purposes. The celebrations proceeded with a multitude of activities by the students’ viz. slogan writing, poster making and skit presentation on the theme. The students also participated in tree plantation drive, followed by a banner campaign in the neighbouring villages of Saunti and Salani. The day ended with presentation of vote of thanks by Dr. Surjeet Patheja, Director Faculty of Education. She appreciated the endeavour of all staff members and students for organizing the event and furthering the vision of Desh Bhagat University in building a greener and cleaner environment.

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