Report on Yenepoya University commemorates World Environment Day with campus-wide plantation drive

Jun 6, 2024

Mangaluru, Jun 6: The Centre for Environment Studies at Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) celebrated the World Environment Day with a campus-wide plantation drive on Wednesday, June 5. Dr M S Moosabba, principal of Yenepoya Medical College, inaugurated the programme by planting a black plum sapling to mark the occasion. Dr Abhay Nirgude, the vice-principal, followed by planting a Mahogany sapling.

Students from the I MBBS class and faculty from the Department of Medicine joined the initiative, aligning with the silver jubilee celebrations of Yenepoya Medical College.The plantation drive featured various saplings, including Syzygium cumini (Jambul), Swietenia macrophylla (Mahogany), Tabebuia rosea (Rosy Trumpet), and Mangifera indica (Mango).

Staff members from the Department of Maintenance and Horticulture also participated, ensuring the success of the event. Dr Bhagya B Sharma, deputy director of the Centre for Environmental Studies, announced that a total of 500 saplings would be distributed and planted throughout June and July 2024, reinforcing Yenepoya's commitment to environmental sustainability.

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