Mangaluru: Nitte, Deemed to be University observes Weeklong Vanamahotsava

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Mangaluru, 07 Jul 2018: ‘Plant trees for the current generation and take care of them for the next generation,’ was the message given by chief guest, Dr V Karikalan, deputy conservator of forests, Mangaluru range. 


He was addressing the faculty and students of Nitte Deemed to be University, Paneer Campus, here, on Friday, July 6, on occasion of Vanamohtsava, a week-long tree planting program conducted in collaboration with Karnataka forest department.



The program was organized by the Nitte University Green Initiative Project (NUGIP). The function also witnessed the inauguration of ‘Jeevantika’ an herbal garden developed by Nitte Gulabi Shetty Memorial Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (NGSMIPS).


Prof Dr M S Moodithaya, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Nitte (Deemed to be University), in his presidential address expressed the commitment of Nitte University, towards development of green campus. The University has planted 400 trees last year and 200 native trees this year. A tree audit of the campus has resulted in GIS tagging of over 1500 trees and 200 medicinal plants on the university campus. ‘This drive will enable us to develop and sustain healthy campus for progressive academic and research activities conducted on the campus, said the guest of honour, Dr U S Krishna Nayak, principal and dean, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science.


Shreedhar P, forest range officer, Ravi Kumar, deputy range officer, Sowmya S, forest guard, Sukumar, forest guard were present on the occasion.


Prof Dr C S Shastry, Principal NGSMIPS, welcomed the gathering. Dr Smitha Hegde, member secretary, NUGIP proposed the vote of thanks.

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