School of Agriculture (SOA) observed ‘World Environment Day’ on 5th June 2021. The event was organized by the Agriculture Club of SOA. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, HOD – SOA, welcomed the attendees and gave a formal start to the event. Prof. (Dr.) M.P. Singh, Dean- SOA permitted Mr. Avadh Bihari Pal (Event Coordinator-SOA) to proceed with the session. Mr. Avadh Bihari Pal enlightened the attendees on the theme of ‘World Environment Day 2021’ and discussed all the concepts grounded on the theme. Later, HOD-SOA explained the significance of environment in our lives and various measures to preserve it. Dean- SOA asked everyone to contribute towards the conservation of the environment.
The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Reimagine, Recreate, and Restore’ as this year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. During the interactive session, the methods to stop the deforestation, exploitation of natural resources and hunting of wildlife was emphasized upon as these anthropogenic activities are responsible for climate change and global warming that are destroying the various ecosystems on our planet. Dean – SOA stated that the role of every individual is significant. Everyone has to change their life style in such a way that pollution is minimised. He also speculated that increasing density of human population and shrinking of natural habitat might create ideal conditions for pathogens like COVID-19 to spread. He advised all the students to plant at least one tree every a year.
Hon’ble Chancellor and Vive Chancellor of the University appreciated the conduct of the event.