BOTANY DEPT. ALUMNI MEET – ‘ALLSPICE’ 2022

Department of Botany has organised a Alumni Meet 'ALLSPICE' on 02/05/2022 .The Alumni Meet started at 2 pm in the Digital Seminar Hall .The meeting started with an invocation song seeking the blessings of the almighty.The Principal and Professor of K.S.M.D.B college, Dr B.Beena presided over the meeting.

Dr.B.Prasad,Secretary of Kanivu Botany Department Alumni Association (1989 batch)
invited the dignitaries to occupy the dais and formally welcomed the gathering. Honourable MLA Shri Kovoor Kunjumon delivered the inaugural address.It was followed by the lamp lighting ceremony. To bless the occasion on an auspicious note, Honourable President of Travancore Devaswom Board
Adv. K.Ananthagopan proceeded to the dais for the lighting of the lamp , accompanied
by the Registrar of University of Kerala,Dr K.S. Anil Kumar.The other Honourable dignitaries present include Smt. R.Geeta (President Sasthamkotta Panchayat) Sri Thundil Naushad (Block President) Head of the Department of Botany, Dr.Geethakrishnan Nair, Ms.Dhanya S R( Assistant Professor of Department of Botany) ,Ms Lekshmy Sreekumar (Alumni Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Department of Botany) , Dr Vikraman Nair(Former Alumni and Director of Grama Karshaka Fertilizer Company),Dr Mini Chandran (Former HOD Department of Zoology) ,Dr N. Suresh Kumar (Former HOD, Commerce) Dr P.R.Biju (Librarian)Dr Sathya Prakash (Former faculty of Department of Botany ),Dr S. Jayanthi(P.T.A. Secretary), Smt. R.Sreeja (Chief Superintendent), Shri K.N Ashoka Kumar (Treasurer,Kanivu)and Mr Asif Mohammad ( Chairman College Union).Mr.K.N Ashok Kumar expressed the vote of thanks.He thanked the various organizers of the
event (teaching, non-teaching staff and the enthusiastic student volunteers) whose
hard work and dedication made the event possible.He also extended his sincere gratitude to the Head of the Department of Botany,Dr Geetakrishnan Nair ,Ms Dhanya S.R and Alumni Coordinator Ms.Lekshmy Sreekumar for the support.

The meeting was followed by the inauguration of Miyawaki forest.
The Alumni Members of Kanivu (1989 Batch Alumni Association) in cooperation with Department of Botany and Bhoomitra Sena club constructed a Miyawaki forest in the college campus with the aim of afforesting the hills . This micro forest adopts the technique of a Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki, who, in the 1970s, began to plant young native plant species — trees, shrubs, and grasses — in tight groves to restore degraded lands. Saplings planted close together grow rapidly as they compete for light.

Students of Botany and Bhoomitra Sena Club and Biodiversity Club actively participated in planting the saplings.The alumni meet is conducted every year in order to reconnect with the alumni and celebrate their success and various achievements.

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