World Environment Day – 5 June 2018

World Environment Day – 5 June 2018

Forest Research Institute, Dehradun celebrated World Environment Day on 5 th June 2018 to
sensitize the public and to spread awareness towards the cause of Environment protection.
On this occasion, a ‘Run for Environment’ was held at the FRI campus starting from Brandis
Road. Shri S.D. Sharma, Dy. Director General (Research), Indian Council of Forestry
Research and Education flagged off the programme at 6.00 AM in presence of Smt. Arti
Chaudhary Director in-charge, Forest Research Institute.
The participants were briefed about the significance of the Environment Day & also informed
that India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day (WED) celebrations. The theme
for this year’s WED being ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. ICFRE is also participating in the 5-day
exhibition from 1 st June to 5 th June 2018 organized by Ministry of Environment Forest and
Climate Change at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. While addressing participants Shri Sharma
said that everybody should play a vital role in Environment protection and make nearby
people aware of importance of environment in our life. Smt. Arti Chaudhary also addressed
the gathering and told that this run for environment certainly make people sensitive and
aware towards environment. She also made an appeal to people that everybody say “NO” to
polythene in the campus and hoped that this message will go to people through this run for
environment. The programme witnessed participation of varied age groups including students
of FRI Deemed University, scientists, Employees & retired officers.
Besides, an Exhibition was also organized by the Institute on same day which was
inaugurated by Smt Chaudhary. While inaugurating the exhibition Smt Chaudhary said the
people visiting the exhibition will become aware of the different technologies developed by
the Institute and get benefited.
In the said exhibition, Technologies developed by FRI were displayed for the visitors. These
technologies were on different aspects like disease and insect pests of forestry species and
their management utilization of Lantana and other weeds. Natural dyes, Herbal colours,
Wood Seasoning, Wood and Bamboo preservation, improved variety of seedlings and many
others. More than 500 people visited the exhibition. On this occasion the entry to all
museums at FRI remained free for general public.

November 2, 2018
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