SUBJECT : World Wetland Day 2016 

 


World Wetland Day 2016

Theme - Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods

This theme is selected to demonstrate the vital role of wetlands for the future of humanity and specifically their relevance towards achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals.

Awareness Programme by Rally & Meeting on the occasion of World Wetland Day 2016

Today we had conducted an awareness programme at Tangi Girls High School nearby Chilika Lake traise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. To make awareness among the people residing nearby Chilika on Bird Protection, CES organized a student’s rally programme in which about 150 students participated.

After that, a meeting was organized in Tangi Girls High School with all participants along with their guardians & teachers. In this meeting, Dr. Sailabala Padhi, Director-cum-ENVIS Coordinator told that wetlands are essential for human health and prosperity. They provide us fresh water supply, food and building materials, biodiversity, to flood control, ground water recharge and climate change mitigation by storing carbon dioxide. Odisha is endowed with very rich and diverse wetlands. Chilika is the great example for us. So we have to protect Chilika Lake as well as our other water bodies.

Sri Pravat Mohan Dash, Programme Officer was present on the meeting & he stressed about the importance of wetland, nature’s beauty & how to save birds. Sri Santosh Kumar Kar, Asst. Teacher, Tangi Girls High School, Tangi, Khurda gave a brief outline about the programme implementation in this meeting.

Drawing & painting competitions is conducted among the students in the schools in and around Chilika on the theme “Wetlands for our Future” to generate awareness on wetland conservation and selected students were received certificates during the meeting.

The above awareness program was successfully completed with the cooperation of Sri Pravat Mohan Dash, Programme Officer and Sri Prashanta Ku. Nayak, Information Officer.

Sri Pravat Mohan Dash, Programme Officer addressing to the students

Sri Pravat Mohan Dash, Programme Officer participating in the Rally Program


Dr. Sailabala Padhi, Director-cum-ENVIS Coordinator addressing to the students


Dr. Sailabala Padhi, Director-cum-ENVIS Coordinator and Sri Pravat Mohan Dash, Programme Officer giving certificates to the winner students


Poster Display during the awareness meeting



Source: Odisha ENVIS