South Bihar Central University Hosts Van Mahotsav to Promote Environmental Conservation

by Suresh Pd Nikhar

Gaya: The Gaya Forest Division organized a State level Van Mahotsav at South Bihar Central University, Gaya, marking the 75th anniversary of the event. The occasion witnessed the participation of various dignitaries including Professor Kameshwar Nath Singh, Vice Chancellor of South Bihar Central University, Gaya, and Forest Conservator S. Sudhakar (IFS) from Gaya Forest Division.

The event aimed to address the pressing environmental concerns exacerbated by climate change, emphasizing the critical need for tree plantation and conservation efforts. Around 2000 saplings were planted within the university campus, symbolizing a proactive step towards ecological balance and sustainability.

Professor Singh underscored the urgency of planting trees today for the benefit of future generations, highlighting the increasing average temperatures due to climate change. He stressed the importance of nurturing and protecting these saplings to maintain environmental equilibrium.

Speaking at the event, S. Sudhakar (IFS) urged the community to participate in the “Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam” campaign, encouraging each individual to plant at least one tree in their lifetime. This initiative aimed to raise awareness about environmental conservation and the vital role of trees in natural ecosystems.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Ashish Bharti (IPS), addressed the audience, discussing the significance of environmental protection and the impact of local initiatives like the Jal Jeevan Hariyali Yojana.

He emphasized the importance of community involvement in safeguarding the environment.

Forest Division Officer, Shashikant Kumar (IPS), outlined the ambitious plans of planting 9.5 lakh saplings during the current fiscal year under the Gaya Forest Division. He emphasized the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, including NGOs, government departments, and local institutions, to achieve the set targets.

The event concluded with a commitment from all attendees, including faculty members, students, and university officials, to continue their efforts towards environmental sustainability and ecosystem preservation.

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