Udaipur, An awareness talk on Semal tree conservation for science students was given by Dr Vartika Jain, Secretary, Society for Microvita Research and Integrated Medicine (SMRIM), and Lecturer, Govt. Meera Girls College, Udaipur in a One-day Seminar on Biodiversity conservation held at Vidhya Bhawan Rural Institute, Udaipur on Friday.
Dr. Vartika emphasized on multi-potentiality of Semal tree and its importance in spiritual, ecological, socio-cultural, medicinal and commercial fields. She told that Semal tree is being cut in huge quantities every year for Holika-Dahan without any sincere re-plantation efforts and hence its conservation is an urgent need of the time. Students were motivated for its plantation, use of eco-friendly approaches for Holika-Dahan and thereby helping in Semal conservation mission which is run by SMRIM from last ten years.
Organizing Secretary of Seminar Dr. Anita Jain gave thanks to Dr Vartika for her talk showing a complete case study on how to protect and conserve a plant species thoroughly. On this occasion DR Tej Prakash, Director, VBRI, and Senior Faculty member Dr Saba Khan were present.