Mangaluru, Jun 7: Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) observed World Environment Day on Monday, June 5 at the institute campus at Bondel.
P Shreedhar, assistant conservator of forests, Mangaluru sub division, was the chief guest and planted a sapling on the campus. Dr Molly S Chaudhuri, director of MSNIM, presided over the programme.
Addressing the gathering, Shreedhar stressed the importance of protecting and preserving plant species for the survival of all species. "Just as a mother protects her child, Mother Earth protects all life and must be protected in return. Hence, the geographical and biological environment should not be neglected in the name of development. Everyone has the responsibility to care about the environment. If we don’t protect the environment, it will become impossible to get good oxygen in the future," he said. He handed over saplings to the staff and student volunteers to plant in their homes.
Presiding over the programme, the institute director, Dr Molly Chaudhuri, spoke about the importance of sustainable development. She asserted that most of today’s natural disasters are manmade. She stressed on 'the power of one' and that every individual has the power to change society one person at a time.
Arpitha Nayak welcomed the gathering. Sneha gave a vote of thanks. Faculty member Suresh Shenoy coordinated the programme.