On the eve of World Environment Day (WED) ENVIS Hub and RP of EPTRI along with Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Government of Telangana and in association with Lee Shreyus Foundation have organized Virtual awareness campaigns from 29th May – 5th June 2020 on the theme “Time for Nature”.


World Environment Day, 2020 Sticker and Posters on COVID -19 are released by Sri A. Indrakaran Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Forest & Environment, Science & Technology, Law & Endowments, Govt. of Telangana and Dr. M. Suneela, Scientist & ENVIS Coordinator, EPTRI with Staff on 04th June, 2020 at Aryana Bhavan, Hyderabad.


Events of the Virtual Awareness Campaigns from 29th May – 5th June, 2020 include:

Conducted Eight Webinar Sessions based on the theme and also conducted Environmental Youth Parliament, Online Paper Presentation and Quiz on Environmental Day.


For this event more than 5000 people have participated in these campaigns and encountered in the Asian Record Book.


 On the occasion of World Environmental Day the following dignitaries shared their views through webinar to the participants are:

  • A. Indrakaran Reddy, Minister of Endowments, Law and Environment, Forest of Telangana
  • Neetu Prasad, IAS, Member Secretary of Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Telangana
  • Kalicharan S. Khartade, IAS, Secretary, Telangana State Biodiversity Board, Telangana.
  • R. Sobha, IFS, PCCF (HoFF), Forest Department, Telangana
  • M. Satyanarayana Rao, Director, NGC
  • S.D. Mukherji, IFS (Retd.), Advisor, EPTRI
  • Manoranjan Bhanja, IFS (Retd.), Advisor (T), EPTRI


Shared their views through webinar to the participants of both National and International that both Government of India and Government of Telangana have formulated the policies to conserve the nature, in addition to government, it is our duty to strive for the conservation of nature in the maximum possible way and he wished the people to take care of their green social responsibility and urged them to take up Green Good Deeds in everyday life.  Every individual should plant a tree on this occasion and shall protect the plant and shall increase the area with tree cover.  This time is very conducive (as we are facing covid -19) to reaffirm our commitment in protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet.  They appreciated people who are taking small and big steps to make our earth a better place to live.  They wished the team continues the same efforts for educating the people on the environmental hazards and I appeal all people of Telangana will be always in the forefront to conserve this nature.

At the end, participants have taken online pledge to protect the nature.


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