National Science Day 2016 celebrated in Uttakarshi


CEE Himalaya, with support from JSW Foundation and in association with Mountain Partnership of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and RCE Srinagar (Regional Centre for Expertise of the United Nations University), celebrated National Science Day on February 27, 2016.

An exhibition was organised for the people of Kuroli village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, wherein varied displays were interpreted and lectures were given by subject experts. Participants also discussed various issues centered on the science of climate change and its impacts on local food, water and health security, climate change induced disasters and the coping mechanisms, disaster risk reduction and having a disaster resilient community, and issues related to sustainable mountain development. The exhibition displayed information on the basic concepts of science as well as the content inside the longest and the largest multimedia mobile exhibition, Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS).

The programme was inaugurated by the local Block Pramukh, in the presence of the Gram Pradhan, panchayat representatives and dignitaries of the village. People were explained of the sustainable actions that could be taken at the individual and community levels. They were also encouraged to take pledge towards adopting actions that would lower the carbon emissions and lead to sustainable living. More than 100 people attended the programme, and the work done by CEE and JSW received appreciation.