June 7, 2012
-- The request was been made to promote green diversity and green movement at Heritage on the World Environment Day celebrated on 5th June at the Heritage campus.
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)
which would be dedicated to Bishwakabi Rabindranath Tagore and is scheduled from 14th June 2012. During the week after the commencement of Bonmahaotsav, tree plantation and environment awareness programmes would be conducted on a large and frequent scale in the state. “This year we had named it Bonmahatsav dedicated to Shri Rabindranath Tagore as he started Brikshabandana at Shantiniketan as a part of its annual programme,” said Barman. The festival will be held in all the districts of West Bengal with a promotion campaign related to trees plantation as per Shri Hiten Barman. The minister also commented on the protection of flora and fauna in the state and said that the state government is taking strict measures for the same.
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.