IIT Bhubaneswar on the occasion of “World Environment Day” organized a plantation drive inside the campus aimed at campaigning for green  culture and promoting a greener ecosystem along with providing a pollution-free  atmosphere, by adhering to the safety and social distancing parameters in view of  COVID-19.The drive was inaugurated by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT  Bhubaneswar.  

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar says, “Organization of such nature oriented drives, would create a good sense of social  responsibility among our students towards the Mother Nature. These initiatives, I am sure  would help in creating more awareness about the importance of growing trees to prevent  global warming and thereby reduce pollution. At IIT Bhubaneswar we have been at the  forefront of research pertaining to green technologies aimed at reducing the carbon  

footprint. On the occasion of World Environment Day, IIT Bhubaneswar pledges to  earnestly take up the responsibility of giving the coming generations a healthier and  cleaner environment which in turn will make a greener earth.” 

The plantation of the trees was successfully carried out as per the planned schedule.  Many plant saplings of different types and sizes were planted during the plantation  drive. Also participated in the drives were Deans, Dr. Srinivas Bhaskar Karanki, PIC  Horticulture Academic area, Chief Security Officer, Superintending Engineer, IIT  Bhubaneswar along with other faculty, staff and their respective families. 


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