Quick Links
 
     
  Events

 
 
I
World Environment Day Celebration – 2013
II

Training Programme to Teacher Co-ordinators

III

26th International Ozone Day 2013

IV
Awareness Creation to School Students on Wetland Conservation
V
Walkathon to commemorate World Environment Day 2013
VI

World Environment Day celebration 2012

 
 

 
 
I. World Environment Day celebration - 2013:

The Department of Environment, in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board celebrated the World Environment Day on the 5th June 2013.  The programme was held at the auditorium of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.  The programme started with the lighting of the lamp.  Dr. H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director, Department of Environment welcomed the gathering.  Thiru V. Thangavelu, I.A.S., Retd., Chairman, State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority and Dr. D. Karthikeyan, I.A.S., Chairman, TNPCB, delivered a special address.  Thiru Mohan Verghese Chunkath, I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary, Environment and Forest Department delivered the presidential address and the Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Thiru. M.C.Sampath, delivered the keynote address.  The annual Environmental Awards for the year 2012 were also distributed by the Hon'ble Minister for Environment.

Top

II.  Training Programme to Teacher Co-ordinators

The Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the TWAD Board, NICE Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., and Ahashara Enterprises conducted a one day seminar/ training for NGC teacher coordinators and students at the Nungambakkam, Corporation Girls Higher Secondary School, Chennai on 7th September 2013 at 10.00 AM. Dr. Jayanthi, M., I.F.S., Additional Director, Department of Environment, welcomed the NGC teacher coordinators and the student participants. Dr. H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director of Environment, delivered the inaugural address. He highlighted the need for basic environmental awareness among the school children. The Director also urged the participants to suggest ways to improve the functioning of the NGC programme in the future by conducting more awareness programmes in addition to the regular NGC activities.

 

 

After the inaugural address the Director of Environment released the NGC teacher coordinator’s work diary prepared by an expert panel especially for the NGC activities. He also released a book titled “Suzhal Pookal” published by Mr. A. Bernardet, NGC district coordinator, Ramanathapuram District.The technical session included a training provided by officials from the TWAD board on the use of soil, air and water

testing kits. The training was provided by Tmt. Vasanthi Lawrence, Chief Water Analyst and Dr. Chandrika, Assistant Water Analyst, TWAD Board. Thiru L. Durai, NGC State Coordinator, proposed the vote of thanks and the programme ended in good cheer. The students and the NGC teacher coordinators requested more such programmes in the future.

 

 

Top

III)26th International Ozone Day 2013

On December 19, 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16th to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed in 1987. The day was first celebrated on September 16th 1995. This commemoration around the world offers an opportunity to focus attention and action at the global, regional and national levels on the protection of the ozone layer present in the stratosphere which protect us from harmful ultraviolet rays.

The 2013 theme of the Ozone Day is – ‘A healthy atmosphere, the future we want’. This year the International Ozone day was celebrated by the Department of Environment and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, at the Marina Beach, Chennai. On this occasion a human chain was held with the participation of about 350 NGC / Eco club students from various schools in Chennai. Dr. H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director of Environment, highlighted the simple steps students can take to protect the ozone layer. Pamphlets containing the message to protect the Ozone layer were distributed to the public on the Marina Beach. Dr. Jayanthi, M., I.F.S., Additional Director, Department of Environment and other senior officers from Department of Environment and Tamil Nadu PollutionControl Board, participated in this event.

Top

IV) Awareness Creation to School Students on Wetland Conservation

The Tholkapia Poonga is conducting various awareness programmes for school students to create awareness on the need for conserving the wetlands habitats.  The staff of the ENVIS Centre, Department of Environment, participated in all the above mentioned programmes and created awareness among the school students by giving lecturers to the school students on the need for wetland conservation.

Top

V) Walkathon to commemorate World Environment Day 2013  

On 8th June 2013, a Walkathon Rally- themed "Reduce your food print" was conducted by Indian Development Foundation and Standard Chartered Bank in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu.  The Walkathon was held at Marina Beach to create awareness and propagate the message of the World Environment Day theme.  The Walkathon started from the lighthouse at 7.00 A.M. and ended at the labour statue.  Dr.H.Mallesahappa, I.F.S., Director, Department of Environment addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of food security.  He later flagged off the rally.  ENVIS Centre of the Department of Environment also took part in this rally and spread awareness.  Around 500 people participated in the rally. 

Top

VI. World Environment Day celebration 2012:

The World Environment Day celebration was conducted on June 5th in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.  The Honourable Minister for Environment, Thiru. B.V. Rama presided over the celebrations and gave the key note address.

 

The programme started with a welcome address given by Dr. S. Balaji, Member Secretary, TNPCB.  The Environmental Awards were also distributed by the Honourable Minister for Environment.  A half an hour video on the achievements of the Department of Environment and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board was screened for the audience.  Thiru. C.V. Shankar I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government, Envrionment and Forests and Thiru. V. Thangavelu I.A.S., (Retd), Chairman, SEIAA also addressed the gathering.  Thiru. V. Irulandi, I.F.S., Director of Environment(i/c) gave the vote of thanks.

 

 

Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 
  Copyright © 2007 Environment Awareness in Tamil Nadu. All rights reserved.