Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The World Environment Day was celebrated by the GCG

 Monday: 8th June 2021 at 8:37 PM

 PG Department of Botany organized a webinar 

Ludhiana: 8th June 2021: (Kartika Singh//Education Screen)::

The World Environment Day was celebrated by the Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana. Post Graduate Department of Botany organized a webinar. The webinar began with the introductory remarks by the Principal of the college Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur. She introduced the students to the theme of this year “Ecosystem Restoration”, stressing the need for the same. She even made a short awareness video on the above theme, so that her message could reach all the students. 

Prof. Avinash Kaur Nagpal from Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar acted as the resource person. She delivered a talk on the topic “Planting Trees: An Important Tool to save Environment & Ourselves”. She discussed various reasons of environment degradation and how to fix responsibilities for the same. Prof. Avinash also discussed about various factors responsible for ecosystem degradation and the ways to mitigate those factors and restore the ecosystems. She shared her experiences regarding creating eDOPS, an electronic Database of Plants. This database serves the dual purpose of providing data cum multimedia information of each plant species. The Focus of the database is to provide information about Botanical name, Popular/Common name, Family name, flowering time, Fruiting time, Distribution, Economic importance, Morphological description and photographs of different views/parts of each plant. The database can be searched using different search options- plant wise and family wise. At the end she even shared a short informative video regarding “Miawaki Forests”. The lecture was followed by the queries and curious questions by the students.

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