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Activities from 2002 to 2007

In Year 2002

  • A public meeting was organized on 5th. June under the aegis of NEAC sponsored by the Union Ministry of Environment & Forests, and State Department of Forest & Environment at the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. This was collaborated by the Project Water, XIM, and NSS Bureau of the Utkal University. Various competitions and resource lectures were organized on improvement of slums. A book entitled ‘Sustainable Development’ in popular Oriya language was released on the occasion.
  • The 30th World Environment Day was celebrated on 5th. June by organizing popular lectures and competitions on the theme, in collaboration with the Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar. Tree plantation was taken up in the premises of the Centre.
  • A herbal health camp was organized to popularize medicinal herbs, and herbal medicines were distributed to 107 patients to mark the 21st. Foundation Day of the Society on 25th. October. It was participated with the local vaidyas and ayurvedic doctors.The programme was collaborated by the Green Life Movement of India, Puri.

    In Year 2003
  • Road Safety Awareness fortnight was organized at Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Baramunda and VSS Nagar High School, VSS Nagar, Bhubaneswar. Cycle Rally on the national highway with placards from Barmunda Bus Stand up to the Vani Vihar traffic square, competitions and seminar were organized at both the schools during 10th to 25th January.
  • The 31st World Environment Day was observed through various activities- tree plantation, competition on plants and animals around us, popular lecture on the theme ‘Water: Two Billion People are Dying for It’ and quiz based on the lecture, at the Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar on 5th. June. This was a collaborative programme in association with the Indian Science Congress Association: Bhubaneswar Chapter, and the Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar.
  • The NEAC 2002-03 was organized on 5th. June at BDA Nicco Park, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhbaneswar. A public meeting on NEAC 2002-03 theme ‘Water: the Elixir of Life’ was also organized. A book in popular Oriya language on NEAC theme ‘Water: the Elixir of Life’ was released.
  • A programme on Popularisation of Science was held on 23rd August at the Regional Sciene Centre, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Orissa Bigyan Academy, National Council of Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), and the Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar. Popular lecture on the theme of the National Science Day ’50 years of DNA & 25 years of IVF’ followed by open house quiz and poster competitions on ‘Plants and Health Care’ were also organized.
  • A seminar on ‘Environmental Problems in Orissa’ was organized on 26th. September at Hotel Marrion, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Jeeban Surakhya Parishad, Bhubaneswar. Resource lectures and discussions were imparted by eminent environmental scientists including a lady scientist from US.
  • A workshop on ‘Conservation of Chilika Lagoon and Bhitarkanika Mangrove Swamps’ was organized at Hotel Keshari, Bhubaneswar on the occasion of the 22nd Foundation Day of the Society on 25th August. Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, Chief Executive, Chilika Development Authority was felicitated on the occasion for his dynamic role in getting the Ramsar Award for the excellent work done towards eco-restoration of Chilika through conservation measures.

    In Year 2004
  • Observed Road Safety Week during 5 – 11 January 2004. A public meeting was organized in IRC Village, Bhubaneswar, and various competitions were held among the school children. Members of the Society had a padayatra displaying the placards on road safety.
  • Collaborated the Indian Science Congress Association: Bhubaneswar Chapter to hold the round table discussion on the theme ‘Hill Forest Ecosystem and Tribes’.
  • Organised popular lectures as well as public meeting the theme ‘‘Encouraging Scientific Awareness in the Community’ on the occasion of the National Science Day on 28th February. Competitions- Sit & Draw, Essay Writing, and Quiz were also held for school children.
  • World Forest Day was observed on 21st March. A round table discussion was organized on the theme “Forests of Orissa: the Future Scenario”.
  • The Earth Day was observed on 22nd April. A meeting was organized in the premises of the Society to discuss on the environmental problems of Bhubaneswar City. Special emphasis was given on the protection of the rich heritage of the city.
  • The 32nd World Environment Day was observed on 5th June in collaboration with the ISCA: Bhubaneswar Chapter and the Agragamee. A one-day seminar was organized on the WED 2004 theme “Wanted! Seas & Oceans: Dead or Alive?” While in the inaugural session speakers emphasized on the diverse issues confronting the marine ecosystems and their resource depletion, in the technical session the speakers presented research findings on the marsh crocodiles of Orissa and the status of the sharks in the coastal waters of Orissa through audio-visual presentations.
  • A book in Oriya language entitled ‘Water for Life’ was released on 5th June with funds provided through the Centre for Environmental Studies by the Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests under the National Environment Awareness Campaign programme.
  • Collaborated with the Indian Science Congress Association and the Regional Plant Resource Centre to hold the 8th Orissa Bigyan Congress on 11 – 12, December. In this state level science congress the activities conducted were: key-note address on the theme ‘Health Technology as Fulcrum of the Development for Nation’, Panel discussion on the subject ‘Biotechnology in Human Welfare’, plenary session on the topic ‘Synergy between Industries and Research Institutions’, guest lecture on the subject ‘Discovery of Insulin’, and technical session for presentation of ‘Research Papers’.
  • Participated in the draft National Environment Policy 2004 exercise organized by the Government of Orissa: Department of Forest & Environment, at the State Pollution Control Board, Orissa on 16th October, in Bhubaneswar.
  • The Society in collaboration with the Agragamee also organized a one-day workshop separately on the draft Natioanl Environemtn Policy on 27th November.

    In Year 2005
  • Collaborated the Indian Science Congress Association: Bhubaneswar Chapter, the
    Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar, the Capital High School, Orissa Bigyan Prasar Samiti, Bhubaneswar Branch, and the Jana Priya Bigyan Mancha to hold the week-long National Science Week from 22 – 28, February. There were six popular science lectures on different topics, quiz and sit & draw competitions, followed by prize distribution ceremony.
  • The 33rd World Environment Day was observed on 5th June in Bhubaneswar by organizing public meeting, quiz and essay competitions on the theme ‘Green Cities: Plan for the Planet’. The Society’s website ‘orissaenvironment.com’ was also launched on the occasion. The programme was collaborated by the Indian Science Congress Association: Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  • The National Environment Awareness Campaign was observed on 1st September through holding of a public meeting, and competitions among school students (sit & draw, essay, quiz). A publication in Oriya language on ‘Management of Municipal Solid Waste’ was released on the occasion. The V.S.S.Nagar High School, Bhubaneswar collaborated the programme. A compost pit was constructed in VIP Area, IRC Village, Bhubaneswar.
  • The 51st Wildlife Week was celebrated by holding competitions (elocution, sit & draw and essay) among school children, and a public meeting with popular lectures on wildlife on October 6 – 7 in Bhubaneswar.
  • The Society collaborated the 9th Orissa Bigyan Congress organized by the Indian Science Congress Association during December 11 – 12. It was attended by eminent scientists as resource persons and about 200 scientists as participants. There were panel, plenary, popular lecture, research paper presentation sessions, felicitations to scientists for their life time contribution, etc.

    In Year 2006
  • The National Science Day was celebrated on February 28 on the theme “Nurture Nature for our Future’ in collaboration with the Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter, Orissa Bigyan Prachar Samiti Bhubaneswar Branch, and Government High School, Unit- IX, Bhubaneswar.
  • The World Forest Day was observed on March 21 through holding of a workshop on the theme ‘Development Projects and Rural Development’ in collaboration with ASSETS ORISSA, Research and Analysis Consultants, Orissa Sponge Iron Manufacturers’ Association and the Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  • The 34th World Environment Day was celebrated on the theme ‘Deserts and Desertification’ on June 5 by holding public meeting. It was collaborated by the Project Water, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, and the Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  • The 52nd Wild Life Week was observed on October 8 in Bhubaneswar by organizing popular lecture on ‘Wild Life’. It was collaborated by the Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar and the Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Cahpter.
  • Collaborated the 10th Orissa Bigyan Congress organized on November, 4 – 5 by the Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar. There were panel, plenary, popular lecture, research paper presentation sessions, felicitations to scientists for their life time contribution, etc.

    In Year 2007
  • Organised popular lecturer on the theme of National Science Day 2007 “More Crop Per Drop of Water” at Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology on 28th February. This was a
    collaborative programme with the Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  • Organised the visit of an expert team to Mahendragiri Hill Complex for on-the-spot study of the present status of eco-system during March 11- 15. Also organized a workshop for interaction with the local tribal people in the area. This was collaborated by the Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter and the Centre for Community Development, Paralakhemundi.
  • The International Museum Day was celebrated on May 18 by holding art, essay & quiz competitions on the theme “Museum and World Heritage” in Bhubaneswar. This was collaborated by the Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar.
  • Organised a seminar on the theme “Socio-Cultural & Biological Dimensions of Mahendragiri Hill Complex” coinciding with the 35th World Environment Day celebration on 5th June at IMAGE, Bhubaneswar. This was collaborated by Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter and sponsored by Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India.
  • Participated in the National Environment Awareness Campaign 2006-07 and published a book in Oriya language on the theme “Solid Waste Management”. The book was released on 5th June, the World Environment Day. This was sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.
  • Observed the 53rd Wildlife Week on 1- 3 October at the Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar through holding essay writing, elocution and sit & draw competitions. The themes were “Conservation of Natural Habitat, Non-Violence on Wildlife and Save Elephant- the Pride of India”.
  • Organised a programme on the theme “Snake- Myth & Realities” at University High School, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar and held elocution competition among school children. This was organized in collaboration with Bigyan Prachar Samity, Bhubaneswar Branch, Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter and Vasundhara on 11th October.
  • Organised popular talk on ‘Geoscience & Environment’ at Geological Survey of India, Bhubaneswar on 12th October in collaboration with the Geo-Club and Indian Science Congress Association Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  • Organised essay, elocution and art competitions among disabled children at Cuttack in collaboration with Sankranti Sanskrutika Parishad on 12th -14th October.
  • Organised Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Society at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 30th October by holding a public meeting. The Founder Members and eminent personalities were felicitated. Prises were distributed to students for participation in various competitions held earlier for the occasion on ‘Environment & Natural Resources’. A souvenir was also released .