Forest walk, awareness lectures held
Different organisations and forest department have conducted events like forest walk and awareness lectures marking the International Biodiversity Day celebrated on Tuesday.
Warangal: Different organisations and forest department have conducted events like forest walk and awareness lectures marking the International Biodiversity Day celebrated on Tuesday.
Warangal Urban forest department, Jana Vignana Vedika (JVVS) and Vana Seva Society (VSS) have jointly organised a vehicle rally, forest walk and a mini trek at Inuparathi Gattu reserve forest on Mupparam-Devunoor road in the district to highlight the importance of the day.
Commissioner of Police V Ravinder flagged off the vehicle rally organsised in coordination with Walkers Association at Public Gardens in Hanamkonda early in the morning. The Commissioner asked all in the society to lend their support to conserve the environment and protect biodiversity.
Chief Conservator of Forests MJ Akbar stated that everyone should try to plant more trees and protect them towards better environment and biodiversity protection, which in turn would sustain the humankind.
Warangal Urban in-charge District Forest Officer K Purushotham later led the participants to Inuparathi Gattu reserve forest, where they took part in the forest walk and a mini trek. The officer administered an oath to the participants on biodiversity protection.
The JVV’s convener of environment sub-committee Dharma Prakash and its members VSS president Potlapelly Veerabhadra Rao, VSS secretary G Naresh, Youth for Society president K Srinivasa Rao, KU retired professor VS Raju, NIT Nature Club members and others were present.
In another programme at AVV Junior College in Warangal, the Youth for Society organised awareness lecture, where a noted environmentalist Prof Rathan Singh Thakur explained about the present-day situation of biodiversity and challenges faced by the human race.
He asked the youth make efforts to prevent environmental pollution by spreading green cover. The college principal S Anitha, lecturer S Sanjeeva, volunteers Pawan Kalyan Reddy, S Rajesh, Ratnakar, Punnam Chander and others were present. A pamphlet on importance of biodiversity protection was released on the occasion.