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International Biodiversity Day celebrated at USTM
Along with the rest of the world
the department of Botany, University of Science & Technology,
and Meghalaya has celebrated the International Biodiversity Day
on May 22, 2017 at the techno city, 9th mile. The International
Biodiversity Day is celebrated all over the World every year on
May 22nd to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity
issues. Prof Pradeep Sarma, Associate Professor, department of
Geography, Cotton University was present as a distinguished
speaker on the occasion along with Dr PG Rao, Vice Chancellor,
USTM higher academic and administrative officials, deans, HoDís,
faculty members and the students.
In his address to the audience, Prof Pradeep Sarma stressed on
the different aspects of biodiversity and its conservation with
series of facts and figures. He said that by maintaining a
simple life style we can conserve biodiversity, as North east is
very rich in it. Prof Sarma also emphasized on recycling and
stressed on the promotion of tourism industry which is the only
eco- friendly industry.
Dr P G Rao, the Vice Chancellor, USTM said that the students
from all discipline should come forward and use their particular
field of knowledge for conservation of biodiversity. India and
especially North East is very rich in biodiversity but the
awareness about its conservation is less among the people,
sometimes unknowingly we are destroying and polluting our
environment. He urged the students to work for the awareness
about the biodiversity in our region.
The first issue of the newsletter IMPIANTO 2017, published by
the department Botany is also released on the occasion.