On the Invitation from, Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, Dr. S. C. Sharma, Vice President, Dr. Mrs. Kamla Kulshreshtha, Executive Councillor and Dr. Shekhar Mallick, Member, International Society of Environmental Botanists, (ISEB), CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow, participated in the Seminar on “Plants and Present Day Environment” on October 14, 2014.
Dr. S. N. Joseph, HOD, Botany welcome the Members of the ISEB and gave the genesis of the Seminar. Dr. Panzy Singh gave the introduction of Dr. Kamla Kulshreshtha. Dr. Kulshreshtha asked the students of Botany to take the following Environmental Oath: “I will switch off the lights before leaving the place. I will close the water taps after use. I will never throw the food and remember that I cannot eat money. I will not make my house a junk and give extra things to a needy person. I will plant a tree on the World Environment Day.”
Dr. R. K. Jain introduced Dr. Shekhar Mallik, Senior Scientist CSIR-NBRI. Dr. Mallik gave a presentation on: Green GDP and Ecosystem followed with the Interactive Session with the students. Dr. Kamla Kulshreshtha, Principal Scientist, CSIR-NBRI delivered her talk with colourful slides on “Garden for visually Impaired”, which was followed by an interactive session. Dr. S. Saini introduced Dr. S. C. Sharma former Chief Scientist and Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow to the audience. Dr. S.C. Sharma delivered the talk on “Impact of Climate Change, Urban Pollution and Solution” with the educative and colourful slides. Dr. Sharma emphasized on the Sanitation, which helps in the prevention of diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Typhoid, Cholera and Diarrhoea. Dr. Sharma's talk generated lot of interest among the students and faculty members of the I.T. College. Dr. S. N. Joseph, Head, Botany Department proposed a vote of thanks to the ISEB Members for their active participation in the Seminar.