World Environment day and Vanamahotsav – 2021 at Expert Campus
Mangaluru, June 5: Expert P.U. College Valachil campus observed the World Environment Day to express global solidarity on saving our environment and the planet for the posterity. Vanamahotsav-2021 was also celebrated to mark the occasion in the presence of Mr. Sridhar, Forest Range Officer Mangaluru and other officials from the department.
Prof. Narendra L. Nayak, Chairman, Expert Group of Institutions and Dr. Ushaprabha N. Nayak, Vice Chairperson, Expert Group of Institutions planted the saplings. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Nayak opined that the pandemic that the world has been dealing with now has shown how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem loss can be. We have created ideal conditions for pathogens like corona virus to spread and we can counter the climate change and collapse of biodiversity only with healthy ecosystems.
Dr. Ushaprabha N. Nayak stressed on the need for keeping the campus green and how the present pandemic situation has made it a necessity. She appreciated the cooperation and contributions of Mr. Sridhar, Range forest Officer in achieving this Expert campus.
Mr. Sridhar conveyed his wishes on the occasion and lauded the efforts of the management for creating a healthy and green campus; he also assured his cooperation for the cause in the days to come.
The present lockdown did not cause any impediments to the students of the college to participate in the vanamahotsav celebrations and they made it a greater event by planting saplings in their gardens at home and shared videos of the same.
Ustad Rafique Khan, trustee; Mr. Ankush N. Nayak, Director Information Technology, Expert Group of Institutions; Mr. Raghavendra Shenoy, Vice Principal; Mr. Gurudath N, H.O.D. Hindi and Mr. Rajesh, Unit Manager of Spices and Chefs were present on the occasion.