National Science Day 2020
Public Lectures on "Biodiversity of NCR"

February 28, 2020

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Why Should Attend

Health of our family and community depends on our economy and biodiversity. Biodiversity means degree of variation of life in our surroundings, and at large- variety of living beings on earth. In biodiversity, each species regardless of their size, no matter how big or small, plays an important role in ecosystem to ensure natural sustainability for all life forms.

Biodiversity provides us variety of foods, traditional and modern medicines and industrial materials. Unfortunately, over utilisation of resources, deforestation, overpopulation, pollution and global warming is responsible for the continuous extinction of many species and loss of biodiversity. Consequently, it is also affecting our health and economy.

We need to understand that even if a small component of our environment breaks down, the whole system’s balance is threatened, and climate crisis is one of the examples. Therefore, it is important to raise the awareness among public for the protection of biodiversity.

In this connection- to raise the awareness among public, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) is organising National Science day Public lectures on “Biodiversity of National capital Region (NCR)” on February 28, 2020 at Auditorium, NIPGR, New Delhi.

These public lectures are open for students, teachers as well as for the public. Registration is free and seats are limited, therefore interested candidates may register early to fix their spot. For group registration of school and colleges, please send participants details through email at Participation will be confirmed by email with program details.

Science outreach @ NIPGR

Glimpse of Science Communication and Public engagement at National Institute of Plant Genome Research.

Placeholder imageDr. Ramesh V. Sonti
NIPGR, New Delhi
Placeholder imageProf. C. R. Babu
Professor Emeritus,
CEMDE, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Placeholder imageDr. Surya Prakash 
SLS, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi


9:10 – 9:40
9:40 – 9:45
Lighting of lamp
9:45 – 10:00
Welcome Address and Talk on “Importance of Biodiversity”
Dr. Ramesh V. Sonti (Director, NIPGR, New Delhi)
10:00 – 10:30
(+10 min Discussion)
Biodiversity Parks of NCR
Prof. C. R. Babu (CEMDE, University of Delhi, New Delhi)
10:40 – 11:10
Tea- Break and Group Photograph
11:10 – 11:40
(+10 min Discussion)
Biodiversity and Behaviour of Butterflies of Delhi-NCR
Dr. Surya Prakash (SLS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
11:50 – 12:00
Concluding Remarks
Dr. Amar Pal Singh (Scientist, NIPGR)


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Placeholder imageSubhasish Mondal
Auditorium, National Institute of Plant Genome Research,
New Delhi