A two day National symposium was organized by the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar during the 15-16, September, 2017. A total of 05 senior delegates physically participated in the event, besides more than 200 students of U.G/P.G. courses in the subjects of Environmental Sciences, Yogic Science, Education & Psychology from the university.
(i) Inaugural Session:The inaugural session began by enkindling of the lamp by the guests of this session followed by Kulgeet of the Vishwavidyalaya. Coordinator of the department of Environmental Science, Dr.Pankaj Saini, welcomed all the guests of the session. Faculty members of the Department felicitated all the delegates with bouquet and a Gayatri mantra chadar. Dr.Sudhanshu Kaushik addressed about the theme of the title. He emphasized on sustainable way of life which is useful to conserve the ozone layer. He explained the importance of ozone layer according to the Rigveda. The Registrar of the university, Shri Sandeep Kumar, the Special guest of the program told about the ozone and gave a remarkable speech on the role of yajna in conservation of environment, in general, and ozone layer in particular. The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr.Chinmay Pandya, elaborated about the research areas of the university and the importance of the National symposium. He also emphasized on the importance of ozone layer conservation. Dr. Sushil Bhadula extended vote of thanks to all the delegates. Inaugural session ended with the Shantipath. During this National Symposium a total of 05 invited specialized lectures were delivered by the senior professors and experts, working on myriad aspects of Environment and ozone layer conservation.
(ii) Technical session I: The session began with the lecture delivered by Prof. V.D. Pandey from Govt. PG college Rishikesh on the topic “Caring for all life under the sun”. He discussed about the role of eco-friendly life style in conservation of ozone. He also emphasized on impacts of pollutants and how we can minimize the impacts of these pollutants on environment as well as on human health. He expertly talked about mechanism of formation and degradation of ozone layer.
(iii) Swachchta Pakhwada: Continuing the program the swachchta pakhwada also organized as a part of symposium. During this session a local visit was made to the university and awareness spread with the help of slogans and pamphlets. A visit was also made to solid waste management unit of Vishwavidyalaya to learn the segregation process and management of solid waste collected from the Vishwavidyalaya.
(iv) Competitions: Second day of the symposium was started with competitions among the students. In this series Essay, Debate, Quiz and poster competition was organized for all UG/PG students. About 100 students were participated in these competitions.
iv) Valedictory Session: In the valedictory session the Vice Chancellor of the University, Shri Sharad Pardhy, acknowledged all the delegates for their kind and familiar presence. Dr. PankajSaini, the director of the symposium, Dr. Sudhanshu Kaushik, Organizing Secretary and Dr. Sushil Bhadula, the Joint Secretary were present in this session. Shri Pardhy also emphasized on ozone layer conservation and motivated all the students for their participation in different competition during the symposium. Prizes were distributed to Essay, Debate, Quiz and poster competition winners. Dr. Pankaj Saini, thereafter, extended vote of thanks to the guests, participants and other contributors for the success of the Symposium.
(v) About 200 UG/ PG Students participated in National Symposium from Department of Environmental Science and other Departments of the university.
(v) Competitive Programs: On this occasion, Essay, Debate, Quiz and poster competitions were organized to encourage students. About 150 students of UG and PG of the Universitiy participated in these competitions. Following students were awarded prizes, under different categories:
List of winners:
(A) For the best Poster presentation:
I prize won by Chitra Kashyap
II prize won by Neeraj Pandey
III prize won by Prerna Chngeria
(B) For Essay Competion
I prize won by Km. Priyanka
IIprize won by Apoorva Saxena
IIIprize won bySanjana Tyagi
C) For Debate competition
I prize won by Bhrigu Bagga
II prize won by Shweta Pandey
III prize won by Siddhidatry
D) For Quiz competition
I prize won by Priyanka Sharma
II prize won by Yogeshwar Vats
III prize won by GauravKaloni