Green Skill Development course concludes

Port Blair
12 Oct 2017

Passing out trainees as Biodiversity Conservationists were felicitated at the valedictory function of foundation course, GSDP, organised in Botanical Survey of India. The three months course on Biodiversity Conservation was conducted by the Botanical Survey of India and Zoological Survey of India at Port Blair, launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi for unemployed youths of these Islands to develop a skill as a Biodiversity Conservationists without exploiting and destroying the nature.
Inaugurating the valedictory function Dr. Lal Ji Singh, Dy. Director & HOO, BSI in the presence of Dr. C. Sivaperuman, Officer-In-charge, ZSI, emphasized upon the importance of this course, asking students to work hard and be aware about the Biodiversity, while stating that research organisations would be benefited immensely by their talent as there is growing need for multidisciplinary approach in biodiversity conservation. This batch was given specialised modules on important subjects like ex-situ conservation, tissue culture, nursery techniques, bird watching etc. It was a great opportunity for the unemployed to develop a skill as Biodiversity Conservationists, tourist guides and para-taxonomist etc. He also stated that the best possible exposure to the knowledge and skills would be helpful to all trainees in future to support one’s professional ambitions. Dr. Sivaperuman also addressed the gathering comprising of all officers, researchers and staff from BSI and ZSI. The certificates for Biodiversity Conservationists were awarded to all trainees by Co-ordinators Dr. Singh and Dr. Sivaperuman. Dr.Jagadeesh Ram T.A.M., Scientist-D, BSI, ANRC welcomed the gathering while the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Sanjay Mishra, Scientist-B, BSI, ANRC. Mr. Gautam Anuj Ekka, Preservation Assistant, BSI, ANRC moderated the entire programme.