2-Day National Conference on ‘Biodiversity, Climate change’ concludes at GDC Doda


DODA, Aug 5: The first ever multidisciplinary national conference in Chenab region on the burning theme of "Biodiversity, Climate change & Food Security for Livelih-ood with Multidisciplinary Approach for Sustainable Development" conducted by Department of Zoology, Government Degree College Doda concluded the other day with participation of scores of scholars, faculty members & academicians from across India. The conference was held under the chief patronship of Principal Secretary of Higher Educ-ation J&K Rohit Kansal and under the supervision of VC Jammu University Prof. Dr Umesh Rai, Director Colleges Higher Education Depart-ment, J&K (UT), Dr Yasmeen Ashai, Principal GDC Doda Dr Attar Singh Kotwal, President IASR Dr Sudip Barat and President CIU New Delhi Prof. Dr P. R Trivedi.
Dr Ajaz A Wani, Head Department of Zoology was the Organizing Secretary of the event, while Assistant Prof. Imteyaz Ahmed, Dr Neelam Saba & Dr Muneesh acted as co-organizing secretaries. International Acad-emy of Science and Research (IASR) and Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU), New Delhi collaborated in organizing this conference.
Sponsorship of the event was shared by Department of Higher Education, Govt. of J&K, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), HRD, New Delhi, Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of J&K (UT) & J&K Bank.
Inauguration of the Conference was held on 3rd of August 2022, in community Hall Doda where Principal Secretary Higher Education Rohit Kansal was chief guest and Principal GDC Doda acted as Guest of honor along with Dr Tanmoy Rudra, Executive Security CIU, New Delhi; Captain Dr Satish Minocha, Chairman IASR, Kolkata, West Bengal; Dr R. K Bharti, Additional Deputy Commissioner Doda; Dr Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Principal Govt. PG College Bhaderwah; Principal GDC Batote, Dr Rajesh Gupta; Mr Fayaz Ahmed Batt, Zonal Head JK Bank, Zone Doda.
Program began with the welcome address by Principal GDC Doda Dr Attar Singh Kotwal. All the dignitaries, professors, scientists, research scholars, prominent citizens and students attending the session were formally welcomed with utmost hospitality. Organizing Secretary, Dr Ajaz A Wani presented the initial remarks on "About the Conference". Newsletter of the Department of Zoology for the year 2021-22 was also released on the occasion. A galaxy of dignitaries also spoke on the occasion and threw light on the significance & benefits of such events.
Principal Secretary Hr. Education Department J&K, Rohit Kansal in his virtual address applauded the Department of Zoology GDC Doda for such a nice initiative & acknowledged that organizing such an event at a far flung place is not a cup of tea.

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