World Environment Day 2014
UNESCO New Delhi joined the Institute of Environmental Studies, Kurukshetra University, for the world Environment Day 2014 celebrations on 5th June 2014 by organizing a day-long programme which included awareness rally, tree plantation, group discussion and interaction session with students of M. Sc. (Environmental Sciences) and M.Tech. (Energy & Environmental Management). The students took out an awareness rally around the university campus to sensitize the people about the current environmental issues specifically how to keep the city clean and green. Students also interacted with the general public regarding possible solutions of problems associated with climate change. Posters with different themes on water conservation, save earth, go green and Slogan like “Lets Go Green, to get a Globe Green” , “Waste water today, Leave desert tomorrow” and “Save Water, Save Earth” were also displayed by the students at the Institute on this occasion.
Dr Ram Boojh, Chief of Science Unit, UNESCO New Delhi addressed the students and the audience emphasizing the need to take personal action for saving the environment. He appreciated the massive mobilization of studens in practical activities despite the hot weather. Dr Ram Boojh and Professor Smita Chaudhry, Director, Institute of Environmental Studies, Kuruksheta University launched the green campus initiative of the university by planting saplings. Both of them conveyed the message of environmental conservation and introduced this year’s Environment Day theme ‘Raise your voice not the sea level” and stressed that the small Islands will bear the adverse effect of climate change, that is why this year, Environment Day is being celebrated in Barbados (Caribbean Island) that is the smallest independent state. The discussion during the interaction focused on citizen’s role to understand one’s responsibility towards environment. Among those who were present included faculty members like Dr. Hardeep Rai Sharma, Dr. Deepak, Mrs Meenakshi Suhag, Ms. Pooja, Mrs Dipti, Ms. Bhawna , Mrs Jyoti, Ms. Anjali, as also Students and the non-teaching staff.
Environment Awareness Show
In the run up to the world environment day, UNESCO New Delhi and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Northern Region – Delhi State Office have joined hands to work for an awareness campaign for a cleaner and greener Delhi. The campaign was kick started by airing an ‘Environment Awareness Show’ on the All India Radio- AIR FM on 3th June. The show was aired all across India on both AM as well as FM channels. Dr Ram Boojh from UNESCO and Mr Nirmal Khatri from CII participated as panelists in the discussion.
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