Major Activity

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16th September, 2019

ENVIS Resource Partner at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand organised a programme to celebrate the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16th September, 2019 in the WII premises. Digital Posters and Presentations were displayed throughout the Institute to create awareness amongst all the staff and researchers.

The programme started with Ms. Sounika Karmakar, Programme Officer, ENVIS, WII welcoming the audience and spoke about the Ozone Layer and why this day is celebrated. She then gave a brief introduction about the activities lined up.

A documentary “Arctic and the Ozone” were screened followed by messages and videos released by various organizations like the United Nations Environment Programme for the day.

Dr. Anju Baroth, ENVIS Co-Coordinator addressed the gathering speaking about the importance of the Ozone Layer and the importance of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

A debate was held amongst the Msc Students of WII on the motion “32 years and healing” which is also the theme for this year. Students spoke For and Against the motion and put across very strong points for their arguments. Dr. Anju Baroth, Scientist C and ENVIS Co Coordinator, Dr. Malvika Onial, Scientist D, and Dr. Gautam Talukdar presided over the debate and acted as Judges.

The Winners in the Debate Competition were:

First Prize: S. Varsha, Masters in Heritage Conservation and Management

Second Prize: J. Bhaalasaraswathi, Masters in Heritage Conservation and Management

Third Prize: Avichal Tatu, Masters in Wildlife Science

Books on nature were given as the prize along with the certificates.

A discussion on the topics related to the Ozone Layer was undertaken amongst the Judges and the Audience members.

Dr. Anju Baroth ended the programme with a Vote of Thanks.