Gauhati University NSS Cell webinar focuses on reviving Earth
‘World Earth Day’ was celebrated by Gauhati University NSS (National Service Scheme) Cell on Thursday.
GUWAHATI: 'World Earth Day' was celebrated by Gauhati University NSS (National Service Scheme) Cell on Thursday. A webinar on the theme 'Restore the Earth' was organized by GU NSS Cell to mark the occasion.
As the key resource person of the webinar, Prof. Abani Kumar Bhagabati, Professor, Department of Geography, GU spoke about sustainable development and the need to reduce regional imbalance and also the imbalance between the rich and the poor. He also dwelt on various other effective measures to save Earth. Calling upon the young generation to take up the leadership role for restoring Earth, he also talked about the need to revive the riverine ecosystem and fresh water bodies.
Attending the webinar as the guest of honour, Dipak Kumar, Regional Director, NSS, Northeast region, Guwahati, spoke on the need to take effective steps to restore Earth and encourage the use of green technologies.
Welcoming the participants and guests Dr Ranjan Kr Kakati, Director, Students' Welfare, G.U. & Programme Coordinator, GU NSS Cell, urged the volunteers to take up effective steps to protect the environment by initiating small steps at a time like planting of trees and cleaning water bodies and to maintain COVID protocols to fight the second wave of Coronavirus.
Dr Rituparna Borah, SO & NSS PO, delivered the vote of thanks.
About 100 NSS Programme Officers and NSS volunteers attended the webinar. To mark the occasion earlier during the day NSS volunteers and programme officers planted saplings in thieir respective places where as Dr Kakati also planted a neem sapling.
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