Punjabi University Environment Society, Punjabi university, Patiala organized one day workshop to celebrate “International Day for Biological Diversity -2019” on 30-05-2019 funded by Punjab Biodiversity Board, Chandigarh. The programme began with the Presidential Address of Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Batra, Dean Academic Affairs, Punjabi University, Patiala. He was Chief Guest on this occasion. In his presidential address, he said that the great variety of life on earth has provided for man’s need over thousands of years. All life on Mother Earth provides us with the food we eat, cleans the air we breathe, filters the water we drink, it is also a part of countless medicines and natural remedies. He further said that over the centuries, farmers grew over 7,000 plants and raised 30 species of animals for food and other uses. Prof. (Dr.) Jagbir Singh, President, Punjabi University Environment Society, Punjabi University Patiala welcomed the guests and apprised the audience about the role of biodiversity in the life of human being. He further said that biodiversity is global asset and it is a dire need to protect it. Prof. (Dr.) P.C. Joshi, Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, an eminent environmentalist delivered his lecture on Biodiversity as Natural Resource. He elaborated that biodiversity in any form is highly valuable, but due to global warming, the temperature is rising, resultantly posing a big threat to our biodiversity. He further said that pollution needs to be curved to protect natural resources. Dr. Onkar Singh Brraich, Organizing Secretary of the workshop and General Secretary of the Punjabi University Environment Society said that biodiversity consists of flora and fauna. The vegetables, fruits, cereal and grains we eating are now days contaminated with pesticides and other chemicals used in the agricultural practices. Similarly, fish we are eating also contains heavy metals as our natural water bodies are highly polluted. This kind of contamination in our food items is posing a serious threat to human health. Dr. Jagpreet Singh Sodhi proposed vote of thanks. About 100 sudents from Meritorious School, Patiala and around 50 students from Model School, Punjabi University, Patiala participants took part in this workshop including Faculty members, Research Scholars and university students.