Photo Expos mark World Earth Day

Photo Expos mark World Earth Day

April 22, 2017

Mysuru: As part of World Earth Day, a day-long exhibition of photographs of wildlife and natural landscapes captured through the lens of wildlife photographer Lokesh Mosale was held at Maharaja’s College premises here.

The expo featured about 50 photos of elephants, leopards, tigers, crocodiles and rare birds all in their natural habitats exhibiting their unique behaviour. Beautiful landscapes too appeared among the collection.

Inaugurating the expo, renowned wildlife photographers Krupakar-Senani pointed out that Earth Day should not be observed symbolically but more meaningfully by focussing on ways and means to put an end to global exploitation of earth and nature.

Maharaja’s College Principal Prof. C.P. Sunitha, Administrative Officer Prof. Limbya Nayak, College Faculty and Lokesh Mosale were present.

Picture shows dignitaries taking a look at the painting expo, which was inaugurated by artist Dr. Jamuna Rani Mirle at Mysuru Art Gallery here this morning to mark Earth Day.Others seen are Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Dr. Y.D. Rajanna, Sculptor L. Shivalingappa and Agri Scientist Dr. Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura.


Observing that teachers play a crucial role in educating young minds on earth conservation, Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) head Dr. G.N. Indiresh has called upon the teachers to sensitise the children on the importance of nature conservation, apart from teaching academics.

He was speaking at the ‘World Earth Day’ programme organised at RMNH in Siddarthanagar here this morning.

Expressing concern over the destruction of forests, Indiresh said the reduction in green cover has been causing severe imbalance that has resulted in the earth getting hotter by the day.

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Pointing out that human greed has been a major factor in dwindling forest cover across the globe, he said devastation of greenery would be suicidal for humanity.

Dr. C. Govindaraju, Senior Farming Superintendent, Organic Farming Research Station, Naganahalli, who was the chief guest, said the increasing use of chemical fertilisers has made the earth infertile.

Pointing out that the 1965 Green Revolution was aimed at revolutionising agricultural practices in the country, he stressed on the need for adopting organic farming as this would largely help in maintaining soil fertility.

Explaining the significance of Earth Day, he called for appropriate measures for maintaining ecological balance and thus save the earth from destruction.

Dr. Govindaraju released post card and stickers, carrying messages on earth conservation, to be distributed among school children and others. DIET faculty Swamy, Purushotham, Hari Prasad and others were present.


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