Rajouri : Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri celebrated World Earth Day. Various activities were organised on the occasion. Environmental Sciences , Centre for Biodiversity Studies organised a symposium on this years theme Invest in our Planet . Prof. Akbar Masood , Vice Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University in his message mentioned that it is estimated that around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction.Prof. Akbar said that it
is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods. The Vice Chancellor said that the Earth Day is celebrated to spread awareness about issues, including pollution, deforestation and global warming. The Vice Chancellor congratulated the departments for organising various events on the occasion. Dr. A. A. Shah, Associate Dean, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology in his address deliberated that the Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis as the first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recommended as the planet’s largest civic event. Dr. Shreekar Pant, Coordinator, Centre for Biodiversity Studies in his welcome address stressed that every year on April 22, we celebrate our mother earth with ‘World Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the Modern Environmental Movement.Students from Environmental Sciences, CBS, Arabic, Botany, Biotechnology and Islamic Studies participated in the Symposium.Ms. Humaira Hamid and Ms. Snober Fayaz of M. Sc. Environmental Sciences secured first and second position while the third position was bagged by Mr. Zahid Ahmed Naik from the Department of Islamic Studies. The proceeding of the program and a formal vote of thanks was presented by Dr Mamta Bhat.
In another event, Centre for Hospitality and Tourism organised a poster making competition. Students of MBA Hospitality and Tourism and B.VoC participated in the event. Mr. Dawood Ahmed Wani secured the first position where as Mr. Arsalan Wani secured the second position. The event was coordinated by Mrs. Priyanka Khajuria, Faculty , CHT.