Delhi University had started an initiative for environmental education. University directs all students who take admission in DU have to plant a tree. Moreover, they mentioned sharing the status report through geotagging every six months.
DU Vice-Chancellor had started this initiative under the environmental program. VC said we are taking this step under the University’s responsibility towards environmental action.
Delhi University officials began this program on the 15th of August by planting a tree in the University premises. Now, they are also taking care of monitoring the planted tree. This initiative will also create awareness for the environment.
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DU has come up with a new program called ‘Environmental Education to Environmental Action’. This will lead education into the action.
To safeguard the nature and environment is our foremost responsibility. Moreover, VC talking to a media platform stated, students, can plant a tree at their native places.
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Dinbandhu Sahoo, a professor and Director of the Centre for Himalayan Studies (DCHS). He cited the oxygen shortage in the country during the second wave of Covid. They mentioned that India has 28 trees per person as compared to 422 trees per person in the world. He said that India has a large number of students. If every student will plant a tree then within five years, we will double the number of trees. Apart from good quality of oxygen, employment will also increase due to a sustainable supply chain.
Professor said that the Director of the Centre for Himalayan Studies (DCHS) approached VC to regulate the program and make it compulsory for all the students. Lastly, he mentioned that through geotagging we can keep a record of planted trees. As geotagging will trace the longitudinal and latitudinal location of the planted tree.