September 01, 2017 09:35 AM

Chandigarh  (Face2News)

Panjab University Chandigarh in collaboration with Natural Biodiversity Society, Chandigarh organized a seminar on “Snakes Diversity: Issues and Conservation Measures” here on Thursdayu. 

Prof. Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor of Panjab University in his inaugural address appreciated the tremendous job done by the NGO and informed that a Book on butterflies based onPanjab University Biodiversity was presented to the Chancellor of PU. He showed his happiness that various campaigns are going on simultaneously in PU as people are participating voluntarily

Col. (Retd.) Guljit Singh Chadha, Registrar, PU in his welcome address lauded that the Society is involved in various contemporary issues like photo exhibitions, cycle rally, awareness on stray dogs and now on snakes. He added that this programme will clear many myths associated with snake bites.

Col. Yash Singh delivered a lecture on the “Snakes of the Region: Identification and Precautions”. He informed that there are only four types of venomous snake in terms of human bites. He informed that 2900 species all over the world and 300 in India with only 30 plus variety as venomous species.

Capt. Suresh Sharma proposed a Prelude to a Plan for Snakes of India at Institutional Level. His mission is to live for the snakes and added the snakes are more despised inspite of their status in mythology and religion in India. According to him snakes are the beauty from nature’s parlour. He showed his concern for snake rescue and handling in India.

Dr. Ankur Diwan enlightened audience with his experience of surgery by topic Snake Venoms their Types, Medico and Biomedical Aspects and about Medical Aid in a Snake Bite.
Dr. Arun Bansal, Administrator Natural Biodiversity informed about the role of Natural Biodiversity Group and informed that this was a forty first event of the Society.

Sh. Navtej Singh, Vice President of NB Society showed his concerns for immediate actions for prevention and conservation measures.

Prof. (Dr.) Promila Pathak, Panjab University, coordinated the event.  he event was attended by about 150 participants comprising employees, residents, student, security staff, members from society etc. This was a unique event that broke number of myths about the snake such as whether they take milk or not, can snakes be pet, what to do, where to go, and how to handle in snake bites etc.

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