IIT Guwahati Celebrates International Day For Biological Diversity 2023

The event aims to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and its critical role in sustaining life on Earth

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati’s (IIT Guwahati) Centre for the Environment celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity 2023 with an event on campus. 

The day promotes understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues and encourages actions to conserve and sustainably use natural resources. This year’s theme is ‘From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity’. 

The United Nations dedicates 22 May every year as ‘International Day for Biological Diversity’ to create awareness about biodiversity issues. It serves as an occasion to highlight the importance of biodiversity for the planet's well-being as well as the urgent need to protect and conserve it.

Jon Jyoti Kalita, Research Scholar, gave an awareness lecture on LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), an India-led global mass movement curated and piloted by NITI Aayog and implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), Government of India, to nudge individual and community action to protect and preserve the environment.z

The event saw participation from 112 students from Cotton University, Guwahati University, Madanpur MV School, Assam Downtown University, Dr Ambedkar Secondary school and IIT Guwahati. A Debate competition was organised on the Topic: 'Use of plastic is endangering biodiversity' where students from different universities actively took part in.

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