This time the celebration of the same was done in association with Vivekananda Institute of Environment and Management, Saltlake in the campus of Heritage Institute.
The programme was addressed by Prof. Joyashree Ray of Jadavpur University, Prof. Arunabha Majumder, Environmental Expert, Prof. Pranay Chaudhuri, Principal, Heritage Institute of Technology, Prof B. B. Paira, Director, Heritage Institute, Swami (Professor) Vedajnananda, Heritage Institute, Dr Arun Kanti Biswas, Former Director, NEERI and Secretary, Vivekananda Institute and Dr A .K. Raha, PCCF, General, WB.
During the programme, the minister announced the onset of Forest Festival (Bonmahaotsav)
Greenery is Bengal is slowly diminishing due to the metropolitan culture which is chocking every part of Kolkata and other areas in the state. Moreover the rapid commercialization and industrialization process has created heavy pollution throughout the state which is making the atmosphere more hot and intolerable during the summer. Such measure in Bengal will definitely revive the lost glory since the time of Rabindranath Tagore. If not a measure may be an initiative.