World Env. Day celebrated befittingly by BSI Regional Centre

Port Blair
6 Jun 2018

The Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre observed the World Environment Day on Tuesday on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. A function was organized at the main office Haddo. Dr. C. Sivaperuman, Officer-in-charge, Zoological Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair addressed the gathering and encouraged the students to protect the biodiversity and environment of these islands from plastic pollution. He emphasized that the students and the gathering to minimize the use of plastics. He also stated that these Islands are being gifted with Coastal, Marine, Mangrove and Tropical Rain forest ecosystems and possesses a number of endemic species. He stressed that it is our duty to protect these ecosystems from various ill effects of plastic pollution which directly or indirectly harm the biodiversity, if failing we may lose a number of endemic species.
Dr. Jagadeesh Ram T.A.M., Scientist-D & In-charge, Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair welcomed the gathering and in the introductory speech he explained the significance of the day and the hazardous effects of plastics on land and water bodies and how it affects the life forms. He also highlighted the various activities undertaken by BSI towards the protection and preservation of flora of these Islands.
A drawing competition for school students was organized. Students form Government School Haddo, Carmel School, Sagaritara School, RGT School, GDMS School, etc. were participated in the competition. Officers and staffs members of the centre and local people were also participated and showed keen interest for conservation of Biodiversity. Dr. C.P. Vivek proposed vote of thanks and Mr Gautam Anuj Ekka moderated the programme.