Universal College of Education of UGI celebrated International Day of Biological Diversity in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board on May 22, 2016
Universal College of Universal Group of Institution, Lalru has celebrated International Day of Biological Diversity in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board sponsored by National Biodiversity Authority, Govt. of India on May 22, 2016 based upon theme ‘Mainstreaming biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods’. The event started with tree Plantation drive, where the Chief Guest, Dr Gurpreet Singh (Chairman, UGI), Dr L.K. Attri (Convener), Key note speaker, Dr Archana Chauhan (Panjab University, Chandigarh), special invitees Dr Jeesu Jaskaran Singh (Panjab University, Chandigarh) and Dr Vishal Sharma (Panjab University, Chandigarh) along with faculty members and students planted trees in the campus. Thereafter, Inaugural ceremony was started at the Seminar Hall, where the Chief Guest, invited guests and head of the institution (UCACS) performed the auspicious lightening of the lamp ceremony. The Chief Guest was honoured with token of regard from convener and convener followed by floral welcome to the invited guests. Dr. Gurpreet Singh (Chief Guest) talked about the importance of the day and motivated the students for planting more trees and conserve biodiversity. Dr. L.K. Attri talked about the event and awared the students about the history of the day. After that, the technical session was started with the key note address by Dr. Archana Chauhan, who explained the student about the mainstreaming biodiversity and how to conserve biodiversity.
Then special lectures on the occasion, were delivered by Dr. Vishal Sharma and Mr. J.J. Singh, who enhanced the knowledge of mainstreaming biodiversity and sustaining people by means of agriculture, horticulture, fishery, tourism etc. Meanwhile, the Poster Making Competition was also held on the same theme and the best posters were awarded. As many as 150 students and faculty members had participated in this daylong event.
The concluding remarks, at the end, a formal vote of thanks was delivered.