Bhubaneswar: Van Mahotshav Week-2017 was jointly celebrated by EVER GREEN FORUM and Satakhi Women’s Association at K-4, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar. Dr Sundara Narayan Patra, President of Orissa Environmental Society inaugurated this programme as chief guest. In his speech, he told that the role of tree and forest is very important to maintain the ecological balance.
Eminent environmentalist Dr Jayakrushna Panigrahi joined as chief speaker and told that in present scenario the tree plantation should be the people’s movement. Forum founder and National Youth Award winner Er Prakash Jena presided this meeting. Among others, Dr Pradeep Kumar Rath, former Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner, Govt. of India, Mr Dillip Kumar Rout, Assistant Chief Conservator of Forests of Khordha Forest Division, Mr. Arabinda Mohanty, Assistant Chief Conservator of Forests of Nayagarh Forest Division, local Corporator Mr Dillip Majhi joined as guests of honour. Satakhi President Mrs Gayatri Mohanty, Secretary Mrs Mamata Biswal, Vice President Mrs Urmila Rout, Mrs Mira Rath, Apurba Secretary Mrs Mamata Lenka, EGF vice president Dr Subhendu Pani, K-4 Kalinga Nagar Colony Secretary Mr Satyananda Nayak delivered their talks on this occasion. A dance play was performed by the members of Satakhi to spread the awareness on environment under the direction of Mrs Jhangabati Das. Before the starting of meeting, tree plantation programme was held by hon’ble guests. At the end, Mrs Sabita Pusty gave vote of thanks. Among others, Satakhi Join Secretary Mrs Kalpalata Nayak, Treasurer Mrs Sujatarani Behera, Dr Sushama Parida, Mrs Snigdha Mishra, Mrs Bhagyabati Mallick, Mrs Pragya Paramita Samal cooperated for the successful of this event.