SUBJECT : Observation of World Environment Day 2019 

Observation of State level World Environment Day function

on 5th June 2019 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar

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World Environment Day is the most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

On 5th June 2019, the Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), Forest & Environment Department, Government of Odisha organized the World Environment Day Function at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.

CES also organized an eco-model exhibition on BEAT AIR POLLUTION. 52 models from eco-clubs of different districts participated in the exhibition. The students from various eco-clubs participated in state level model exhibition in Rabindra Mandap at 8.00 am on 5th June 2019.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Bikram Keshari Arukha, Hon’ble Forest & Environment Minister, Odisha.

After valuation 1st prize winning model awarded with cash prize of Rs.10,000/-, 2nd model awarded with cash prize of Rs.8,000/- and 3rd model awarded with cash prize of Rs.6,000/-. The best three models received certificates from Hon’ble Forest & Environment Minister, Odisha.

Shri Bikram Keshari Arukha, Hon’ble Forest & Environment Minister, Odisha inaugurated this function by lighting the lamp. The function was started with the welcome song by Srutee Group, Bhubaneswar. Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Environment Department; Dr. K. Murugesan, IFS, Director, Environment-cum-Special Secretary, Forest & Environment Department and Dr. Ashutosh Debata, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Forest & Environment Department addressed in this function. 

During the function a book on “PARIBESHARA JAGRAT PRAHARI” and 57th issue of ENVIS Newsletter on “BEAT AIR POLLUTION” were released by the Guests.

Hon’ble Chief Guest distributed “Prakruti Mitra” prizes to 166 organisations. Dignitaries from Forest & Environment Department, Retired Officers, State Pollution Control Board, Chilika Development Authority, Regional Plant Resource Centre, students and general public attended this function.

Source: Odisha ENVIS Centre