Wednesday 16 June 2021

MCM Holds Workshop on Herbarium and Plantation Activity

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Chandigarh June 16, 2021:-The Department of Botany and add-on Course in Floriculture and Landscaping at Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women organised an online workshop on 'Insight into a Herbarium and Herbarium Methodology'. The resource person for the workshop was Dr Lal Babu Chaudhary, Senior Principal Scientist and Curator of Herbarium and Professor in AcSIR Plant Diversity, Systematics & Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) Lucknow. In his informative talk, Dr Chaudhary gave a comprehensive account of herbarium and the techniques involved in its preparation. The students were given important tips on how to prepare a Herbarium and the problems encountered during collection of the plant specimens and their preservation techniques were also discussed at length. 94 students participated enthusiastically in the workshop, making it a huge success. In another activity, the Department of Botany and MCM Eco Club undertook the initiative of 'Plantation of Air Purifying Plants' under the aegis of Amrit Mahotsav. This activity was organised to spread the message of the importance of plants in purifying the air around us. Students planted air purifying plants at their respective places and made the activity a huge success.
Lauding the workshop on Herbarium, Principal Dr Nisha Bhargava highlighted the need for creating awareness about this vital aspect of taxonomy among the young minds. Expressing appreciation for the plantation activity, Dr. Bhargava said that taking up such activities not only helps in improving the quality of our environment but also adds an aesthetic value to it which in turn helps us in establishing closeness with mother nature. 

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