The celebration of World Environment Day was observed at ICAR-VPKAS, Almora with intent to create awareness among school children about the causes of environmental pollution and to encourage the efforts for environment protection.
Dr. O. P. Yadav, Director, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur graced the occasion as chief guest and said that increasing population and human needs are leading to environmental degradation. Dr. A. Pattanayak, Director, ICAR-VPKAS, Almora emphasized the need of planting trees to reduce environment pollution and efficient use of natural resources. World Environment Day was celebrated with the students of Government Inter College, Hawalbagh. About 20 students of different age groups participated in the program. On this event, plantation of saplings was done by the students in the institute premises and theme lectures were delivered by Dr. Raghu B.R., Dr. R.P. Yadav and Dr. S.C. Panday and students were made aware about UN convention on climate change, impact of deforestation on environment and water conservation strategies. Students were also made aware about the history of institute and on-going activities of ICAR-VPKAS, Almora through museum and field visit. In this event, Dr. L. Kant, Dr. J. K. Bisht, Dr. K.K. Mishra, Dr. B. M. Pandey and institute faculty were present.