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Chitkara College of Education organises an interactive session on International Biodiversity Day

Published on May 25, 2021

An interactive session for the Alpha teachers was organised by Chitkara College of Education on the occasion of ‘International Biodiversity Day on May 21st, 2021. Brig. P Siwach, Pro Vice Chancellor, Administration and Mr.H.Raza, Senior Horticulturist were the guest speakers for the session. Mr. Raza apprised the importance and meaning of the event as well as the biodiversity within our University campus. They also shared some valuable insights about the flora and fauna. It was a great learning experience and a reminder to conserve biodiversity.

To raise awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues, the United Nations has designated May 22 as International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The International Day for Biological Diversity was initially established by the UN General Assembly’s Second Committee in late 1993, on the 29th of December (the date of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s entry into force). The UN General Assembly designated May 22nd as International Biological Diversity Day (IDB) in December 2000 to mark the approval of the Convention’s text by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity on May 22, 1992. The theme for the year 2021 is ‘We are a part of the solution’. The slogan was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, “Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better

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