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FANSA Kerala chapter celebrates World Environment Day 2012


Freshwater Action Net Work South Asia (FANSA)- Kerala Chapter celebrates World Environment Day 2012 (WED-2012) on 5th June 2012 at Kottarakara in Kollam District, Kerala with various events including Seminars, WED-2012 rallies, distribution of tree saplings, cultural events of school children, Quiz competition, poetry recitation on environment and more.
The event was conducted under the auspicious of Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) Kerala Chapter in association with Kollam District Panchayat, Vettikavala Block Panchayat, neighboring Grama Panchayats (PRIs), Schools and Colleges, NGOs, CBOs and other grass-root organizations.The World Environment Day is being celebrated every year, not only to create awareness but also to reaffirm our commitment to protect and safeguard the environment for us and our future generations. It’s a call for a positive environmental action to save our planet from further degradation.
Mr.N. Bramadas of Vettikavala Block Panchayat inaugurated the Seminar. Dr.M.K.P.Roy (Dr.Roy Kunjappy), Convenor of FANSA presented a paper on “ Climate change and Green Technology” based on the theme of the World Environment Day-2012. A key note address was made by Dr. M.T. Sabu , Technical Officer of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden, Palode in Triruvananthapuram on “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development”.
Mr.G.Madhavan Nair, President of Kulakkada Grama Panchayat inaugurated the public meeting in order to mark the occasion of World Environment Day-2012. Mr. Pathala Raghavan, member of Kollam District Panchayat inaugurated the distribution of tree saplings. Prof. John Kurakar, President Kerala Kavya Kala Sahithy, Mr. Cheriyan P.Koshy, Secretary, Friends of Trees& Nature, Mr.Koppara Reghu, Mr. Sajimon, Mr. Madhavan Nair, Mr. Pathala Raghavan, Dr. Thomas Panicker , Prof.T.J. Johnson addressed the meeting.

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