International Webinar, 21st June 2020

OBSERVATION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) annually organizes events for World Environment Day, which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is celebrated on 5 June every year.

Theme of World Environment   Day 2020

The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is, ‘Time for Nature,’ with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development. This focus is expected to provide an opportunity for driving the momentum and public awareness of nature and its conservation.

The biodiversity club and Department of Botany jointly organized one day webinar on the topic “Sustaining Our Food Supply” on 21st June 2020 in connection with World Environment Day celebration through Zoom platform. 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 importance of ecosystem conservartion and theme of World environment 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 conservation of nature. The Key note address was delivered by Dr. Sajitha Biju, Scientist, School of Agriculture and Food, University of Melbourne, Australia and she spoke about Sustaining food supply and created awareness on how sustainably managed   food security. Dr. Jayasree .V , IQAC Coordinator   offered  felicitation to the Webinar .Vote thanks delivered by Smt. Lisa Pavithran. Around 200 participants comprising a blend of students, Research Scholars and faculties from various institutions attended the webinar from different states of India.

Topic: Sustaining our food supply

Date & Time: 21-06-2020 – 10:30AM

Inauguration: Dr. K. S Anil Kumar

Resource Person: Dr. Sajitha Biju

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