Panaji: June 6,2017 … The Department of Environment in association with Goa State Pollution Control Board organized function to mark the celebration of World Environment Day at Patto in the city today.

Chief Secretary, Shri. Dharmendra Sharma and Chairman of GSPCB in his address called for the need to protect environment for a better living. The deterioration of environment he said, will cost us in occurrence of natural calamities therefore it is need of the hour to work to preserve our nature and environment he added.

Principal Secretary Forest & Environment, Dr. Ranbir Singh speaking on the occasion impressed upon the reality and complexity of environment and how living beings depend on it. Clean and fresh air is essential for healthy living. The celebration of World Environment Day is an occasion for us to introspect in regards of our onus to safeguard nature and environment. In order to connect with nature we have to understand nature being in close rapport of nature.

Prof. M.K. Janardanam, Dean,  Environment Science, Goa University in his keynote address stressed on the need  to understand environment  to connect with the nature. In order to make awareness among the people we have to educate people on the importance of environment and its protection he reiterated.

      To mark the celebration the GSPCB organized competitions like quiz and poster painting  for the children of staff in the different age category. The winners of the age category of 5 years were Mast. Fayelianne Rodrigues, Miss Analee Kay Fernandes and Miss Lisa A Fernandes who won first second and third prizes respectively. While Miss Shreya Sukhatankar, Miss Bhargavi  Prabhudesai and Miss Arya Kavalekar from the age category of 6 to 12 won first, second and third prizes respectively. Whereas the prizes of the age category of 12 to 14 were won by Mast. Ayush S. Naik, Mast. Dipen Arlekar and Andrea Dias who secured first, second and third prizes respectively.                                                                                                                                                                                  

       Shri Shivanand Salelkar, Senior Environmental Engineer GSPCB, Staff of Dept. Of Environment and others attended the function.

Shri Sujit Dongre, CEE compered the function while Shri Mohan Girap earlier welcomed the guests and there after proposed the vote of thanks.


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