16th July, 2021, Chennai
The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai launched a novel initiative of “Student Custodian” for the trees planted in the office campus as a part of the Nation-wide Campaign on Plantation and Awareness” to mark the celebrations of the ICAR’s 93rd Foundation Day today.
In his address, Dr. K.P. Jithendran, Director, ICAR-CIBA urged the staff and scholars for ensuring the “Green Campus”, conservation of natural resources and ecosystem. He also stressed for creating awareness among the public to protect the plantations and enhance the tree cover in the neighbourhood.
The Tree Saplings of Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), Aththi (Ficus racemosa L), Naval (Syzygium cumini), Nelli (Phyllanthus emblica) and Sapota (Manilkara zapota) were planted at the Institute’s premises during the occasion.
The programme was organized with the Theme of “Har Med Par Ped” as part of the “Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav” to commemorate 75 Years of India’s Independence.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)