OBSERVATION OF INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY DAY
International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on 22 May to create as well as enhance understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. According to Convention on Biological Diversity, World Biodiversity Day was started at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1993.
Theme of Biological Diversity Day 2020
The theme for the International Day for Biodiversity 2020 is “our solutions are in nature.”
The UN recognises that despite all technological advancements, humanity is completely dependent on a healthy and vibrant ecosystem for water, food, medicines and other essentials. The theme stresses on hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future that is in harmony with nature.
The biodiversity club and Department of Botany jointly organized one day webinar on the topic “The Art of Utilising Floral Diversity” on 22nd May 2020. The formal inauguration of the Webinar was done by Dr. K.S Anilkumar, Principal, K.S.M.D.B College. The inaugural session was started with prayer followed by welcome address by Smt.Dhanya S.R, Coordinator, Biodiversity club. She explained the relevance of Biodiversity conservartion and theme of Biodiversity Day 2020. Dr. Geethakrishnan Nair.P (HOD, Dept.of Botany) delivered the presidential address. In the inaugural speech, Dr. K.S Anilkumar mentioned the importance of Biodiversity conservation. The Key note address was delivered by Smt.Devipriya .D, Asst.Professor in Botany, S.N College Kollam and she spoke about theme of 2020 and floral diversity and created awareness on how sustainably managed and conserved floral diversity . Dr. Jayasree .V , IQAC Coordinator offered felicitation to the Webinar.