World Wetlands Day- 2014 celebrated in AMU

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Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah, delivering the presidential speech.

ALIGARH, February 3: To mark the World Wetlands Day- 2014 and make the students aware of issues of conservation and sustainable management of wetlands, the Eco-Club of Aligarh Muslim University, organized a programme in the Arts Faculty Lounge here today.

Dr. Shahid Farooq, Professor, Department of Geology and Mr Pankaj Chandan, Head, Wetlands program, World Wildlife Fund-India, New Delhi were the guest speakers. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Zameer Uddin Shah graced the occasion as chief guest.

The president of Eco-Club, Dr Afiffullah khan in his welcome speech, addressed the problems that are currently prevailing in the world with reference to wetlands.

Prof. Shahid Farooq shed light on importance of wetlands and the need to conserve them.

Mr. Pankaj Chandan, through his presentation, ‘Journey of Himalayas’, highlighted the threats posed to wetlands and need to maintain it for preservation of flora and fauna.

In his presidential address, the Vice-Chancellor said that he was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the members of Eco-Club. He highlighted ways to preserve the wetlands in and around Aligarh.

Mr. Arif Md Yeasin Jwadder, Secretary of Eco-Club thanked the guest speakers for their thought provoking speeches and described the activities of the club. He said that an investment in Eco-Club and green movement would never go waste.

The programme was conducted by Mr Haider Abbas, a member of the Club. Nabila Zehra, Areeba Naseem, Haris Ahmad, Ali Faran Gulrez, Faiz Ahmad, Shreya Mahalwar, Mohd Asif, Mohd Haris and other members were also present on the occasion.

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