“FRI Celebrated World Ozone Day”
Dehradun, 18 September 2018: Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun celebrated the World
Ozone Day on 18 th September 2018 by organizing various events with the involvement of Forest
Research Institute Deemed University students and scholars.
The Program started with the brief introduction on World Ozone Day by Dr. Savita, IFS, Director
FRI Dehradun. She referred UNEP- WMO report that the Ozone layer is on the path of recovery.
However she expressed concerns on the future of ozone which is likely to be again going in a
depleting mode by the end of 21 st century if climate change (led by CO 2 , CH 4 , N 2 O growth) goes
unabated. She stated that Scientists working over Ozone have flagged the issues and concerns
successfully but now it is the turn of climate change scientists to put a full stop on the growth of
greenhouse gases in due course.
Students of Forest Research Institute Deemed University played a “nukkad natak” on impact of levis
life styles and enhanced use of modern gadgets on depletion of Ozone Layer and how to change our
life style to protect the same. Speakers from ICFRE, delivers the talk on the 1) “Serious
consequences upon depletion of Ozone Layer 2) “Causes contributing toward depletion of Ozone
Layer”- 3) “Remedial strategies for preventing depletion of Ozone Layer”. The speakers emphasized
that the levis life of one hemisphere has exclusively been responsible for negative impact on the
people of other hemisphere.
On this occasion, a photo-poster on the subject was also organised by the FRI Dehradun and
general public was made aware of ill effects of depletion in Ozone layer. Dr. Neelu Gera, Sh. S.D.
Sharma, Deputy Director General of ICFRE; Dr. NK Upreti, GCR FRI; Ms. Neelima Saha,
Registrar, FRI; Dr. K .P. Singh, PLO Various Head of Divisions of FRI, Dean and Registrar FRIDU,
employee from ICFRE & FRI were also attend the function. At the end of the programme Dean,
FRI Deemed to be University Dr. H. S. Ginwal gave vote of thanks