May 28, 2019 10:18 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Centre for Industry Institute Partnership Programme (CIIPP) at Panjab University in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board under the aegis of National Biodiversity Authority of India and Departments of Botany, Environment studies and Centre for Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, UIET organized one day event on spreading awareness about Biodiversity.

The theme of this event was “Our Biodiversity, Our Food , Our Health ”.

The event started at 06:00 am with the flag off from Panjab University by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Raj Kumar. Later , about 70 participants gathered at Sukhna lake for the awareness walk. At Sukhna Lake, Dr HS Dhillon, Tree Lover Society, Prof A.S Ahluwalis and Prof MC Sidhu from Department of Botany  and Mr. Gurmohinder Singh from Punjab Biodiversity Board Chandigarh made everyone aware about the rich flora of Sukhna lake along with a walkathon by research scholars and faculty members of Panjab University. Prof A.S Ahluwalia, Secretary to Vice-Chancellor was the Chief Guest of the event. The Hony Director CIIPP, Prof Sanjeev Puri informed the gathering about the efforts being taken to sensitize the researchers about the responsible research needed to make sustainable growth.

The general public got very enthused and lauded the efforts being taken by Panjab University and making people aware about the importance of maintaining the biodiversity. The event ended with the pledge by the students and the general public to join hands to preserve the biodiversity through further sensitization.

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