Plantation Drive at Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry, University of Lucknow Celebrates Van Mahotsav with Indigenous Plants of India

Plantation Drive at Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry, University of Lucknow Celebrates Van Mahotsav with Indigenous Plants of India
Plantation Drive at Departments of Zoology and Biochemistry, University of Lucknow Celebrates Van Mahotsav with Indigenous Plants of India
Uttar Pradesh desk Lucknow(R L Pandey).In celebration of Van Mahotsav, a significant initiative aimed at promoting environmental awareness and biodiversity conservation, a plantation drive was conducted in the premises of the Department of Zoology and the Department of Biochemistry, University of Lucknow. The event was organized by the Environmental Information, Awareness, Capacity Building and Livelihood Programme for Project Centre Resource Partner (EIACP-PCRP), Institute of Wildlife Sciences, University of Lucknow, and the Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (UPSBB), in collaboration with Neel Jahan Foundation and Ek Pahal Muskurahat Ki Welfare Society.

The plantation drive saw enthusiastic participation from students, faculty members, and representatives from the collaborating organizations. A diverse range of indigenous tree species were planted, highlighting the importance of restoring and conserving local biodiversity.

Professor Mohammad Serajuddin, Head of the Department of Zoology, emphasized the critical role of such initiatives in fostering a deeper connection with nature among students and the community. "Planting trees is not just about beautifying our surroundings; it’s about creating a sustainable future. Each sapling we plant today will contribute to a healthier environment for generations to come," he said.

Professor Sudhir Mehrotra, Head of the Department of Biochemistry, echoed this sentiment, stating, "This collaborative effort underscores the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in addressing environmental challenges. By working together, we can achieve greater impact and inspire others to take action."

The event also featured awareness drives on biodiversity conservation and sustainable practices, facilitated by Professor Amita Kanaujiya from the Institute of Wildlife Sciences and the Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (UPSBB). Participants learned about the ecological significance of native plants, the threats posed by invasive species, and the role of community engagement in environmental stewardship.

Representatives from Neel Jahan Foundation and Ek Pahal Muskurahat Ki Welfare Society expressed their commitment to supporting such initiatives in the future. "Our collaboration with the University of Lucknow and UPSBB is a testament to our shared vision of a greener, healthier planet. We are proud to be part of this meaningful endeavor," echoed representatives. The plantation drive concluded with a pledge by all participants to continue advocating for environmental conservation and to engage in activities that promote sustainability and biodiversity.

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