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NOAMUNDI (Jharkhand): With the aim to promote biodiversity awareness, Tata Steel organised ‘Spot the Species’ programme at Noamundi, a small mining town in Pashchimi Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.
Helping in create awareness and sensitivity towards biodiversity and ecosystem, the day-long programme was attended by about 100 school children and teachers from in and around Noamundi.
Anand Bihari, Range Officer (Forest); Amren Dang, BDO, Noamundi; Kerketta, Indian Bureau of Mines and senior officers of Tata Steel at Noamundi including Pankaj Satija, GM (OMQ) and R P Mali, Chief Noamundi graced the programme.
Pankaj Satija said, “Conservation of local species and environment go hand in hand and this programme will go a long way in creating awareness among school children, teachers and their families for peaceful cohabitation of humans and such species.”
He also spoke on climate change impact, risks, afforestation strategy and the need to be equally cautious about the wild species living in one’s ecosystem.
School children from Tata DAV School, Noamundi; St. Mary School, Noamundi; Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Noamundi; Kasturba Gandhi High School, Noamundi; TISCO ME School, Noamundi; Govt. High School, Noamundi; Sial Joda High School and Sial Joda-BPH participated in the event.
Students were facilitated to different locations inside the Noamundi township where students captured photographs of different species and submitted the same to the jury with caption. The jury selected the best photographs with caption and prizes were distributed to students at the Noamundi Club towards the evening.
The jury comprised of Office bearers of PRERNA; Utsav Kashyap, Senior Manager, Environment; Priyanka, Environment and Amita, HRM.