KCW observed International Biodiversity Day in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board

Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana in collaboration with Punjab Biodiversity Board, Sec 26, Chandigarh celebrated International Biological Diversity Day-2022 on theme ‘Building a Shared Future for all Life’ on 21 May, 2022. A National Wildlife Photography Competition ‘Wildclicks’ was organised for undergraduate and secondary/senior secondary students. A total of 60 students participated in the competition from various states of the country. Vibhu Malik from Government Medical College Patiala, Meghna Manhas from GTB Khalsa College for Education, Dasuya and Sonali Thakur from Govt. Post Graduate College Dharamshala scored first, second and third positions respectively in undergraduate category, whereas Astha Pattanaik from Summerfield School, Gurugram and Nikita Mhatre from St. Joseph School, New Panvel, Maharashtra grabbed first and second positions respectively in secondary/senior secondary category. Additionally, a National Webinar was also organized in which more than 100 students and faculty members from various institutes participated. The session was inaugurated by Dr. Monita Dhiman, HOD, Deptt. of Zoology, KCW, Ludhiana. Madam Principal Dr. Mrs. Mukti Gill welcomed all the dignitaries and students in the webinar. Dr. S.S. Hundal, Retd. Prof. cum Head, Deptt. of Zoology, PAU, Ludhiana delivered a talk on ‘Use, Adapt and Share Biodiversity Assets’ by which he sensitized the young minds about the effects of climatic changes on our ecosystem. He also emphasized upon the conservation of endangered and rare species by adoption. Principal Dr Mukti Gill appreciated the initiative taken by the event organizers and congratulated the prize winners and whole team for the successful completion of the event.