NATURE CAMPS AT CITY FOREST
If we care and love our environment, it will return much more to us.
Sh. T.C. Nautiyal, IFS, Conservator of Forests
Inaugurating the Nature Walks at City Forests Sh. TC Nautiyal, Conservator of Forests said to students that if you want some quiet time in the woods free from the noise and pollution of urban life, step into the newly minted city forest aka 'Nagar Van' in Chandigarh.
College Students during the Biodiversity Walk at City Forest
On the occasion Mr. Kulbhushan Kanwar, environmentalist, who has single-handedly discovered and photographed over 100 species of butterflies of Chandigarh explained to young students about how butterflies plays an important role in keeping all humans alive.
Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, planting saplings of 'Peepal & Banyan Tree'
Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests & Director, Department of Environment and Dr. Abdul Qayum, IFS, Dy. Conservator of Forests, Chandigarh Administration also joined on the occasion and together along with the young students they planted a Peepal & Banyan Tree at City Forest.
A training programme on 23rd February, 2019 at New Public School Chandigarh, the theme of ‘Water & Wetlands Conservation’ for Eco Club incharge teachers was organized under the Environment Education, Awareness and Training Scheme, of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration along with Earth Day Network India, New Public School and Yuvsatta-an NGO. Mr. Debendra Dalai, IFS, Director, Department of Environment was the Chief Guest on the occasion and teachers from over 75 prominent Schools and Colleges of the city participated in the same.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Dalai motivated the teachers to lead the young students with personal example, designing small & practical environmental interventions which can lead to bigger change towards sustainable life-style and Eco club activities. He also shared that Chandigarh Administration has started the process to declare the lake a wetland under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017, notified by the Centre. And the rules have strict provisions to protect the wetland.