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| Last Updated::20/01/2023

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World Environment Day 2022


(5th June 2022)
ENVIS Resource Partner on Biodiversity (Flora), BSI, Howrah


Everywhere, environmental consequences are becoming a serious concern in the daily life of the entire mankind. Like every year, the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden (AJCBIBG), Botanical Survey of India, Howrah in collaboration with BSI ENVIS Resource Partner on Biodiversity (Flora) celebrated the World Environment Day, 2022 on 5th June, 2022. This year the theme was “Only One Earth”. The main objective of the celebration was to create awareness amongst the students and common people on the preservation and protection of our environment. This year, two offline competitions were arranged for the students to participate: drawing amongst the students of different age groups and Photographic competition. In the beginning of the events students from different schools, Howrah and common public participated in Mass Rally holding the placards with environment conservation and plastic free environment related slogans and passed through the different avenues of the garden. More than 250 students from different schools of Kolkata and Howrah participated in the Sit & draw competition. The participants were divided into 4 age groups with different topics related to environment viz., As You Like (4+ to 6 yrs.), Your Dream Garden (6+ to 9 yrs.), Save the Earth (9+ to 12 yrs.) and Biodiversity Conservation (12+ to 17 yrs.). The children showed high level of innovation in conceptualizing the topics and put the colours on canvas into wonderful paintings. To popularize the programme and to increase the participation of students, every participant was gifted with a drawing kit, eco-friendly cap. More than 40 participants participated in the photographic competition. Mr. Tapas Bhattacharya, Deputy Magistrate, Howrah graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Sri Tarun Bhattacharya, SDO, Howrah was present as Guest of Honour on this occasion. Dr. A.A. Mao, Director Botanical Survey of India, Dr. C. Murugan, Scientist ‘E’ & HoO, Hqrs., BSI, Dr. S.S. Dash, Scientist ‘E’ & in-charge, Technical Section, Hqrs., BSI, Dr. K. Karthigeyan, Scientist ‘E’ CNH, BSI & In-charge, ENVIS RP, BSI, Dr. D. Singh, Scientist ‘D’ & HoO, AJCBIBG and other Scientists of BSI also present. They delivered talk on the different ways, a common people can contribute towards the conservation of environment. The programme was ended with vote of thanks by Dr. S.P. Panda, Curator, AJC Bose Indian Botanic Garden, BSI. A new Hibiscus Section was inaugurated in this year World Environment Day in the AJC Bose Indian Botanic Garden. Dignitaries, scientists, common people and School students planted saplings in different divisions of the garden as a part of mass Plantation Programme. A cultural programme and live drawing was also organised in this programme.