Karnal: National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, organised a webinar on the theme, “Biological Diversity Act 2002 with special reference to access and benefit sharing”. The main objective of this webinar was to provide education, information and awareness among students, faculty and researchers of the institute and other ICAR institutes about the conservation, sustainable use of the biodiversity and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of products of the biodiversity among the local communities. The webinar was attended by more than 100 participants including, students, faculty and researchers. Dr. PK Singh, Principal Scientist, National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) was the main resource person. In his opening remarks, Dr MS Chauhan, Director, NDRI said responsible use of bio-resources was the need of the hour and the Act provided for conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the use of biological resources, knowledge and for matters connected therewith.
Webinar on combating epidemic
Kurukshetra: Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, said India had given the message of welfare of humanity to the world by sharing information related to patents and vaccines with other countries. He was speaking as the chief guest at a webinar organised under the joint aegis of Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Harvard University ,Washington DC, America, and Association of Indian Universities on ‘Strategies to combat the epidemic for equal access to vaccines in Africa’. Dr Kumar called upon the countries across the world to come forward for the poor countries, which lacked resources to fight this pandemic. Vice Chancellor of Kurukshetra University Prof. Som Nath Sachdeva said that more than 70 percent of the world’s population needed to be vaccinated soon.
NSS volunteers plant 500 saplings
Faridabad: The NSS cell of JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, organised a two-day tree plantation drive in the villages adopted by the university. NSS volunteers visited Rajpur Kalan, Tajupur and Sehrawak villages. During the two-day plantation drive, about 60 NSS volunteers planted 500 saplings in the villages. The plantation drive was conducted in the presence of NSS National Awardee Mr. Harish who interacted with NSS volunteers and motivated them to take NSS to new heights .
Five-day Digi-Fiesta 2021
Faridabad: JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, is organising its annual techno-digital fest “Digi-Fiesta 2021: The essence of virtual world” from July 30to August 5 online. The festival will be conducted by the university computer centre and digital affairs cell. The university always strives to provide encouraging environment to the students by organising such interesting events, wherein they can build a variety of skills and become the perfectly skilled for practical learning. Interested students can registration themselves on the official website: www.digifestymca.com.
Free health check-up camp
Yamunanagar: A free health check-up camp was organised by the `TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy, Yamunanagar, in association with an NGO Ek Soch Nai Soch on the college campus. Principal Dr Himanshu Sekhar said that in the free physiotherapy camp, the disease related to bones, joints, muscles and nerves were checked by physiotherapists.
Yamunanagar: A state-level online essay writing competition was organised by the department of English of Guru Nanak Khalsa College. College Principal Dr (Major) Harinder Singh Kang said students of various educational institutions from all over Haryana participated in the competition. Convener Dr Rajinder Singh Walia and co-convener Dr Catherine Masih said that Priya Chaudhary, a final year student of MA English of GNG College, Yamunanagar, stood first in the competition, Priyanka Verma, a final year student of BCom of Dayanand Mahila College, Kurukshetra, stood second and Amita, a first year BCom student of Gaur Brahmin Degree College, Rohtak, secured the third position.
Yamunanagar: A national-level collage making competition was organised by the department of biotechnology of Guru Nanak Khalsa College. College Principal Dr (Major) Harinder Singh Kang said students from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab participated in the competition. The head of the biotechnology department, Dr Meenakshi, said Kajal, a student of Khalsa College, Ludhiana, came first, Sunaina of Ganesh Das DAV Education College, Karnal, was second and Rishabh of MSc physics of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamunanagar, was third.
Career guidance workshop
Faridabad: A career guidance workshop was organised at the DAV Centenary College recently. Dr Savita Bhagat, officiating principal of the college, said that career guidance to students was another key aspect of mentoring them apart from teaching . She said while it was held online and it benefited several aspirants who were in their final years of various courses.