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AMRITSAR: The department of botanical and environmental sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, in collaboration with the Society for Plant Research organised ‘Golden Jubilee National Symposium on Current Interventions to Plants and Microbes for Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability (CIPME- 2019).



Amritsar, March 13

The department of botanical and environmental sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, in collaboration with the Society for Plant Research organised ‘Golden Jubilee National Symposium on Current Interventions to Plants and Microbes for Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability (CIPME- 2019).

The inaugural function was graced in the presence of Prof K Muthuchelian, School of Energy, Environment and natural Resources, former Vice-Chancellor, Periyar University, Salem and Director, Centre for Biodiversity and Forest Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. Prof Hardeep Singh, dean academic affairs of Guru Nanak Dev University, presided over the function. He was of the view that technological interventions can improve the supply chain of food products.

Prof Avinash Nagpal appraised about the DRS SAP programme. The president of society of plant research, Prof RR Hanchinal and secretary general Prof SK Bhatnagar gave an overview of the scientific activities of the society. The society also honoured eminent scientists of the country. On the occasion, Prof AK Thukral was facilitated with Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution in the field of plant and environmental sciences. The abstract book of the symposium and the book on ‘Bioprospecting of Algae’ were released during the inauguration. The participants from more than 25 universities and institutes belonging to more than 15 states of the country came to attend the symposium. During the three days of the symposium, 15 plenary lectures, 30 oral presentations and more than 50 poster presentations were delivered. A separate poster session for young students was also arranged under the head ‘Planet Earth Our Vision’ where more than 50 posters were displayed. The delegates of the symposium also visited Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border and spent the cultural evening with the students of the department. The valedictory session was graced by Dr PV Sivapullaiah, Pro Vice-Chancellor from GITAM University, Bangalore. — TNS

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