Two days intercollegiate WEBINAR organized on medicinal plants of J and K despite Covid-19 and 2 G network by department of Botany, GDC Poonch

POONCH:Department of Botany organised a Webinar on Medicinal Plants of Jammu and Kashmir under the overall supervision of Prof M H Shah, Principal of the College. The draft idea of organising such an important event was conceived by Prof Rani Mughal, HoD Botany GDC Poonch. Prof Mughal thanked incumbent Secretary Higher Education Mr Talat Pervaiz Rohella for his kind instructions and guidance from time to time for organising such events for the knowledge boost of the students. This is for the first time in the history of GDC Poonch that a webinar was organised on Medicinal plants. The participants and members of the teaching fraternity lauded the innovative practice of the Department of Botany. The theme of the webinar, no doubt, acquainted, oriented and refreshed the researchers, academicians and students especially in the present lockdown and 2G network.
The participants from different colleges across the UT of J&K shared their knowledge about the regional medicinal plants in a very efficient, interactive and diligent manner. The main thrust of their topics was about the cultivation, collection, preservation and storage of some important medicinal plants of their respective areas as they are a justified source of the Indian system of medicine especially a source of manufacturing Ayurvedic and Unani Medicines. The decaying health of some important medicinal plants in some areas due to cloudburst, flash floods, unseasonal hailstorms and climate change may affect the proper manufacturing of medicine.
The following institutions acitively participated in the webinar:
BGSB University Rajouri, GDC Rajouri, Mendhar, Surankote, Thanamandi, Nowshera, Doda, GGM Science College Jammu, Women College Kathua, Women College Gandhi Nagar Jammu, GDC Sopore, Kokernag, Bandipora, Sumbul, Baramula and GDC Doda etc.
The proceedings of the webinar were conducted by Dr Hassan Jaleel program coordinator of the event. After the successful completion of the Webinar Prof Rani Mughal thanked all the participants and academicians who extended full support for the conduct of such an innovative event especially Prof M H Shah principal GDC Poonch, Principal Dr Shafqat Rafiqui, Principal Dr Javed Ahmed Qazi, Principal Dr DK Raina , Principal Prof Shabir Hussain Shah, Principal Dr Jasbir Singh, Principal Dr Mohammed Azam, Dr Aurangzeb Anjum , Dr Hardiyal Singh, Dr Harvinder Kour, Dr Bagh Hussain, Dr Mahroof Khan, Dr Tejinder Singh, Prof Ghulam Abbas, Dr Harjeet Kour, Dr Shamim Bandey , Prof Pooja Sharma , Prof Mohammed Razaq , Dr Nasserul Islam , Ms Sheerali Imtiyaz, Dr Basharat Ali, Dr Aijaz Ahmed Ganai, Dr Tajamul Islam, Dr Firdaus Ahmed Dar, Dr Parvez AhmedLone, Dr Shoket Ahmed Ganai and Dr Muzafar Hussain. The academicians and researchers across the UT congratulated Prof Rani Mughal and her team for the successful completion of the webinar and encouraged for the conduct of similar programmes in future also so that the researchers and students may be benefitted with appropriate knowledge. In the valedictory session students were awarded for their best presentations Merit certificates were presented to Mr Waseem Zubair, Miss Asia Khatoon, Miss Taruna Thakur, Miss Abrah Parveen, Miss Arusa Mahroof, Miss Snowber Naz , Mr Sarandeep Singh, Miss Mona Devi, Adil Mushtaq and Mr Noman Bhatti. Viewers choice award was presented to Miss Manjot kaur of Women college Gandhi Nagar.

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