Mangaluru, Sept 10: “Humans do not respond and relate to lot of changes taking place in the environment, thus becoming irresponsible and reason for most of the destruction around them” said Niren Jain, Forest and Wildlife Conservationist on 10th of September 2015. “It’s the presence of mind and the responsibility of every individual to conserve and protect the 10% of forest which is left” he added. He was speaking on “Western Ghats and rehabilitation issues” in a special program at Nitte Institute of Communication, Paneer Campus, Mangaluru.
Addressing the students at the campus he said that there is a continuous conflict between animals and men who are living in the forest areas, thus rehabilitating of both becoming a major issue in these Western Ghats. He also threw light on the life and activities of the people living in the forest area.
Following the lecture, he encouraged interaction and queries from students on “Environmental protection and rehabilitation of the Western Ghats” issue. The environment club of the college “NI- ECO” was also inaugurated by him distributing sapling for the cause of NICO-VANA, a student Initiative in the campus. Various activities for the year 2015-16 were put forth during the occasion.
Head of the Department Mr Raviraj Kini, the coordinator of the club Ms Anisha Kumaran, Sapna Narohna, member of Sahyadri Sanchaya, faculties and students were present on the occasion. Ms Nidi was the master of ceremony and student secretary Ashika Appaiah gave the vote of thanks.