ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Major Activity

World Environment Day - 2021

 ENVIS Resource Partner FRI Dehradun Celebrated World Environment Day -2021  


ENVIS Resource Partner, Forest Research Institute Dehradun, celebrated World Environment Day - 2021. On this occasion, an online declamation contest, painting competition and slogan writing competition on the theme “Ecosystem Restoration” were organized in two categories i.e. school students (Class VIII-XII) and university students (above XII). About 70 entries were received for participation in these online events from Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, and Odisha states of India.
Sh. Arun Singh Rawat, Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education and Director Forest Research Institute Dehradun, was the chief guest for World Environment Day -2021 celebrations. He informed that the United Nations mainly organize world Environment Day worldwide to generate awareness about nature and its values. In 1972 during Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, the United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day. In 1987, the idea of rotating the centre of these activities started so that different countries could host the event. Since then, various host countries have been celebrating it, and the idea for rotating the centre of these activities started. He sensitized students on various environmental issues and encouraged them to participate in such events frequently organized by FRI Dehradun and other institutes of council countrywide.
In an online declamation contest amongst university students, Ms Anusreeta Dutta from Forest Research Institute deemed to be University (FRIDU) won first prize. Ms. Nishtha Naudiyal, from FRIDU & Dr. Pankaj Kumar, an Internship student from Nagpur Veterinary College, jointly shared second prize, and Ms. Rupali Nayal from Doon University won the third prize. Ms. Zeenab Jishtu, a class X student from Loreto Convent School, Shimla got the first prize among school children. Akanksha Negi, Class IX student of DAV New Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and Vrishti Chilana, class VIII student of Jaycees Public school Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, won second and third prizes in this category.
In the slogan writing contest Vedansh Negi, class VIII student from SGRR public school, Dehradun got the best slogan award among school children. Diksha Uniyal, Class XII student of Convent of Jesus & Mary Dehradun and Shristi Class X student of KV IMA Dehradun, won second and third prizes in this category. Among university students, Ms Sakshi Yadav, Ambika, and Tabassum Ansari from FRIDU begged first, second, and third prizes.
In the painting competition, among school students, Srushti Patil, a class X student from SJCS school, Mysuru Karnataka, got the best painting award. Mr. Abhishek Rajput, Class X student from Lucknow Public School, secured second position and Divya Uniyal, Class XII student of Convent of Jesus & Mary Dehradun, won the third prizes in this category. In the university category, Ms. Garima Kumari from FRIDU secured the first prize. The second prize went to Mr. Shashank Kumar Mehta from Binod Bihari Mahto Koyalanchal University, Dhanbad and Ms Sakshi Yadav from FRI won the third prize.
Dr. Vijender Panwar Coordinator ENVIS-FRI hosted and conducted the online event. Sh. N. Bala Head, Dr. Tara Chand, Dr. Parmanand Kumar, Dr. Abhishek Verma Scientists from Forest Ecology and Climate Change Division of FRI adjudged these online competitions. All Head of Divisions, Scientists, technical Officers of FRI and other stakeholders also participated in the program. Programme ended with vote of thanks!
Glimpses of WED Celebrations at FRI