GDC Nubra observes International Forest Day.

    Publish Date: March 22, 2024
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    GDC Nubra observes International Forest Day.
    Leh, Mar 20, 2024ː The Department of Botany and Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Nubra in collaboration with the Forest Department, Nubra observed International Forest Day on March 20.
    Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Tsewang Lahmo presented an overview of International Forest day and its theme for this year ‘Forest and Innovation: new solution for a better world’.
    Principal, GDC Nubra, Dr Tsewang Motup, chief guest, talked about the role of trees in conservation of wildlife in the desert ecosystem of Ladakh. He emphasised on maximum plantation drive for conservation and promotion of forest and to develop an ecosystem. He encouraged students and teachers to act as green ambassadors for society and future generations. He also highlighted the vision of Degree College, Nubra to establish an arboretum in the college campus harbouring a repository of different indigenous and exotic tree species which will be of immense value in educational and research purposes.
    Additionally, Forester, Sonam Wangyal presented the overview, historical background and importance of International Forest Day and highlighted the conservation work being executed by the Forest Department in Nubra valley.
    Assistant Professor, Botany, Dr Konchok Dorjey highlighted the role of plants and trees in maintaining ecosystem balance and survival of diverse life-forms present in a forest ecosystem. He emphasised that forest represents a repository of life-forms and biodiversity and conservation of a forest may contribute to conservation of biodiversity.
    The event witnessed the inauguration of a mega plantation drive programme in presence of the chief guest, officials and participants. Dr Tsewang Motup planted a sapling of pine tree as a symbolic gesture to begin the plantation drive. All the students, faculties and staff members of forest department actively participated in the plantation drive and planted more than hundred trees representing different species of pine, juniper, willow, polar, Russian olive and tamarix provided by the Forest Department, Nubra. During the event many students also expressed their views on forest day and conservation of trees and biodiversity.
    The other attendees included the faculties, students of GDC Nubra and staff members of the Forest Department.