||Ministry of Environment & Forests, 22 May 2013, New Delhi
The Ministry of Environment & Forests, in collaboration with WWF-India and Wetlands International, organized the national celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013. The event was presided by Dr. V. Rajagopalan, Secretary (Environment & Forests)/Vice Minister, Government of India. Various stakeholders from over 30 organisations participated with enthusiasm, representing the concerned Central sectorial Ministries and their agencies, State Government agencies, Universities/research organizations, national and international NGOs, UN agencies, international organizations and industry.
Several federal State Governments (e.g., Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh etc.), and various organizations (e.g., Arid Forest Research Institute) were also present at the celebration and celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity in a befitting manner.
Mr. Hem Pande, Additional Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forests, discussed the International Day for Biological Diversity on AIR FM Rainbow Delhi FM 102.6 radio station.
Among other activities: