MCM celebrates International Day of Biodiversity
The Voice of Chandigarh News:
Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women observed the International Day of Biodiversity with online activities, by the Departments of Botany and Zoology and Eco Club, envisioning to raise awareness and understanding of the biodiversity issues. To mark the occasion, the Department of Botany organised a national level online Biodiversity Quiz. The aim of the quiz was to familiarise the students with various concepts related to biodiversity including its meaning, components, functioning and conservation. In another activity, the Department of Zoology and MCM Eco Club jointly organised an online activity on the theme ‘My Backyard Biodiversity’ with an aim to motivate the students to explore faunal diversity in and around their native places for a period of one week. A sample sheet was provided to the participants to record their observations in an ordered manner. The participants were then required to categorise the animals by their phyla and to calculate biodiversity index for each of the observation sites. Both the activities garnered overwhelming response from the students.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded the efforts of the Botany and Zoology Departments and Eco Club to raise awareness about the crucial issue of biodiversity conservation. She added that the existence of a living planet is unimaginable without its biodiversity as the complex interrelationship amongst the species leads to the ecological balance which is a prerequisite for the survival of all life forms.