Mangaluru: Awareness session on global warming held by Yenepoya Research Centre

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Mangaluru, Jun 12: The National Service Scheme unit of Yenepoya Research Centre in association with Centre for Environmental Studies, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) conducted an awareness programme titled “Global Warming” on June 11 to mark its commitment to scientific social responsibility. The event began with a unique plant-watering ceremony to emphasize the importance of caring for nature.

Dr Rekha P D, director of Yenepoya Research Centre, addressed the gathering, followed by a guest lecture from P Shridhar, assistant conservator of forests, forest department, Mangaluru on importance of green cover in mitigating global warming. He discussed current state of forest reserves, the critical role of tree planting in combating climate change, and emphasized that India's National Forest Policy recommends 33% forest cover, while Karnataka's has fallen to around 9% due to urbanization. This underscores the urgent need for forest conservation to maintain ecological balance.

To encourage the attendees to plant more trees, around 150 saplings and seed balls of different varieties of plants such as sandalwood, gooseberry, golden shower, jackfruit, wood apple, banyan and jamun were distributed.

Just as the phrase goes ‘Each one, teach one, how to plant one,” saplings were also planted by the chief guest, P Shridhar along with the other dignitaries and faculty members to inspire everyone to take the first step in conserving nature.

In conjunction with this programme, an e-poster competition was held with the theme, “Restoration of Earth from Desertification & Drought (REDD)” to enlighten the young minds.

The first place was shared between Isha Shanavas and Shuaiza Shakil, from third year BSc., Yenepoya College of Arts, Science, Commerce, and Management in the UG/PG/Intern category, whereas the first and second places respectively were won by Sophia M and Hemavathi K N of Yenepoya Research Centre in research fellows’ category.

Dr Rekha P D, Director of Yenepoya Research Centre, Dr Ashwini S Shetty, NSS programme co-ordinator, director, Directorate of Extension & Outreach, Dr Bhagya Sharma, director, Centre for Environmental Studies and Dr Asif Hameed, programme officer, NSS YRC were present during the event along with the NSS volunteers Joel, Rowena, Manvitha, Amina, Sesha, Sreelakshmi and Deepika.




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