GUWAHATI, April 23: ‘World Earth Day’ was celebrated by Gauhati University NSS Cell on Friday through a webinar on the topic ‘Global Challenges of Climate Change’. Inaugurating the programme, Prof Hari Prasad Sarma, former rector and retired head, department of Environmental Science, GU said that we have to develop new techniques to face the global challenges of climate change and have to protect our environment at any cost.
Dr Ranjan Kr Kakati, director, Students’ Welfare & Programme coordinator, NSS Cell, Gauhati University welcomed the guests and participants and urged the students to save trees, protect them, plant maximum number of plants and to safeguard our flora & fauna. He also said that taking corrective measures is the only way forward to protect the earth.
Attending as resource person Prof Devesh Walia, professor, department of Environmental Studies and head, department of Geology, NEHU, Shillong delivered a talk on ‘Global Challenges of Climate Change’ and shared his views on the issues ailing the environment and also emphasised on the corrective measures that are to be taken to face these challenges. Dr Rituparna Borah, NSS programme officer, GU Campus NSS Unit delivered the vote of thanks.
About 100 NSS programme officers and NSS volunteers attended the webinar. To mark the occasion, NSS volunteers and programme officers planted hundreds of saplings in their respective places.