panaji… May 20th ….  the organizing Committee meeting for International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 was held on May 11, 2017 at Conference Hall, Secretariat Porvorim. The meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Shri. Dharmendra Sharma, Member Secretary for  Goa State Biodiversity Board,  Nodal Officer Shri. Pradip Sarmokadam, welcomed and appraised the members about the activities to be held on May 22 and 23, 2017 at Kala Academy, Panaji and International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.

        The head and representatives of various Government of Goa Departments were appraised of their role towards the celebration.

 Every year May 22 is celebrated worldwide as International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to commemorate the adaption of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Earth Summit held in Rio da Janerio in June 1992. Celebrating IDB every year reaffirms our resolve and reflects on our responsibility to safeguard the precious heritage of bio resources for future generation.


The Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and National Biodiversity Authority(NBA) has proposed to host the National level event on International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 with the theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” on May 22 and 23, 2017 in Goa and the event would be celebrated at “Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium,  Kala Academy, Goa and International Centre Goa. This programme is open to all.


The Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave is expected to attend the event along with Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa and other National Level dignitaries including Central Secretaries are expected to attend the event.


          In order to commemorate the event various State Level Competitions such as Street play competition and elocution completion will be organized.


          For further details regarding rules of all competitions, kindly visit officla (will be available from 02/05/2017) or email to


          In addition to above NATIONAL LEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION is also organized by National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) , Chennai on the theme: “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism:. For more details kimdly visit the official website the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA)


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