A Seminar on Pashchima Ghattagala Samrakshane, Mahatva hagu Nethravathi mattu itare Upanadigala Pavithrate – Pramukhyate [Conservation of Western Ghats – Significance and Importance of Netravathi Rivar and its tributaries]
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College, Ujire in association with Taskforce for the Western Ghats and Forest Department, Karnataka organised a one-day seminar on ‘Conservation of Western Ghats- Significance, Importance of Netravathi River and its Tributaries’ on 26 April 2022. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr.D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala. Prathap Simha Nayak, MLC, presided over the inaugural session. It was opined that our ancestors have preserved nature in the name of sacred practices and transferred nature to us with most sanctity. However, the selfishness of modern man is disturbing and destroying nature. Our existence lies in the existence of nature. So the conservation of the environment must be our prime task. Mathrushree Hemavathi V Heggade, Sri D. Surendra Kumar, Vice President of SDME Society, Prakash, S. Natalkar, Forest Officer, Mangalore Division. Mr Dinesh, DFO were present on the occasion. Dr Kumaraswamy, a former member of the Taskforce for the Western Ghats, Prof. Bhaskar Ganesh Hegde, Environmentalist spoke on the plenary sessions. Ravi Kushalappa, President, Task Force for the Western Ghats welcomed the guest, Dr P N Udayachandra, Principal, SDM College Ujire proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Kumara Hegde B A mastered the ceremony.