CHANDIGARH-July 02, 2009:A three week UGC refresher Course on Environmental Studies was inaugurated by Prof R C Sobti, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh today morning at 10.30 am in the Seminar Hall of Botany Department. More than 40 teachers from Universities and Colleges across the country are participating in the course. Baba Balbir Singh Seechawal, a well-known environmentalist was the Guest of Honour. The Course Coordinator, Professor A .S. Ahluwalia, Chairman, Department of Environment and Vocational Studies, Panjab University and Dean Faculty of Science introduced the theme of the refresher course. In his inaugural address Prof Sobti Vice Chancellor stressed for more awareness about our environment. He cited many examples from daily life to highlight the importance and necessity to protect our surroundings. Sant Seechawal addressed the participants and projected a film showing the extent of pollution of our water, air and other resources .
He also discussed how one can contribute to overcome such problems taking Holy Bein project in the back drop. A number of eminent resource persons from all over the country will be interacting with the Participants on a spectrum of topics. Today in the evening, Prof Rajesh Gill Chairperson Deptt of Women Studies delivered the lecture highlighting role of women in Environment protection.