International Quiz Competition and Documentary Screening organized under Biodiversity Conservation Awareness Campaign at Central University of Punjab


Bathinda : The Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB), in collaboration with the National Biodiversity Authority and Punjab Biodiversity Board, Chandigarh, organized a five-day Day Biodiversity Conservation Campaign from 26th May, 2022 to 30th May, 2022.

Throughout the campaign, various activities, such as quiz contests and documentary screenings, were organised to raise awareness about biodiversity conservation among young people under the theme “Building a shared future for all life.”

The awareness campaign kicked off with an International Quiz Competition moderated by Prof. Felix Bast wherein youngsters from India and several other countries registered and answered questions on Indian biodiversity. Aseema Parida (Odisha), Medhasree Sanyal (West Bengal), and Suraj Sharma (New Delhi) got the first, second, and third prizes, respectively, in this competition.

As a part of this campaign, the organizers hosted special screenings of two documentary movies, i.e. Delhi Safari and Endgame 2050 to encourage youngsters to work for the protection of the ecological system.

On the concluding day, a special quiz competition on Biodiversity was organized for university students during which the team of Akash, Nabanita and Vidhi obtained the first positions.

On this occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, stressed how the most intelligent species on earth, the Homosapiens, are destroying the habitats of their own and other species and emphasized the need to work for biodiversity conservation. He encouraged CUPB students to sensitise their friends and family members about the adoption of sustainable lifestyle practices.

Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg, Dean Student Welfare, and Dr. Sunil Mittal, Dean, School of Environment and Earth Sciences, highlighted the importance of biodervisity conservation.

Towards the end, Dr. Yogalakshmi KN, HoD, Dept. of Environmental Science and Technology, thanked students for their active participation in this five-day campaign.

On this occasion. Dr. Dhanya MS, Dr. Puneeta Pandey, Dr. Ajay Kumar, and other faculty members of the School were present. Research scholars, students, staff and their family members attended the documentary screening.