Press Release: August 13, 2020
[The Institution of Green Engineers (IGEN) &Varun Aditya Foundation] hosted [IGEN ENVIRONTHON], a World Record Attempt with 17 HOURS NON-STOP VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT BIO DIVERSITY.
[IGEN& VAF] jointly hosted the [IGEN ENVIRONTHON] at [ZOOM and Live in IGENSDGplus Youtube Channel] on [Aug 08, 2020] as part of Environment Day Celebration, with 10 other partnering organizations. The event witnessed a 17 Hours Non Stop Virtual Conference, with many remarkable programmes pertaining to Bio-diversity simultaneously, in an earnest attempt to execute world record. 20 speakers from 20 different countries around the world presented their contributions on environmental activities. The programme had many awe-inspiring sessions like an International Panel Discussion on Green Environment, a Panel Discussion on Green Talks with Ashish, two other national panel discussions, recording of one Kids Panel Discussion on BioDiversity by IGEN YGIA teams, five Awakening Sessions by five big environmental contributors, five online competitions with many enthusiastic participants and also had 4 renowned personalities as chief guests. The entire programme was witnessed by nearly 15,000 viewers @ IGENSDGplus Youtube Channel.
IGEN ENVIRONTHON2020 kick started at 7am with a welcome program by KPRIET sangamam team followed by a Kids Panel discussion on Biodiversity by IGEN YGIA Kids and morning concluding remarks by Shri.APJMJ Sheik Dawood (Grandnephew- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam) where he presented the progress of Abdul Kalam Social Forest work towards Green Environment.
ThiruK.Pandiarajan, Honble Minister for Tamil official,Tamil Development& Archaeology, Government of TamilNadu, inaugurated IGEN ENVIRONTHON 2020 and delivered the inaugural address. He presented his views on Environment Biodiversity and stressed the importance of sustainable implementation through local administration, mentioning his own Avadi Constituency.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. Sowmya Anbumani, President – Pasumai Thayagam addressed the participants on the global importance of Biodiversity and provided her suggestions for implementation. Another Guest of Honor, Padmashri R.M Vasagam Board of Governor IGEN, Former Vice Chancellor, Anna University, presented his experience on environmental work and inaugurated 20S20C (Inauguration of 20 Speakers from 20 countries).
The program continued with breathtaking presentations by 20 speakers from 20 global countries on their contribution of work towards environmental activities along with one international panel discussion on SDG. IGEN ENVIRONTHON competitions (Elocution, Tree Challenge, Waste to Wealth, Biodiversity Challenge, Drawing) were also held simultaneously and the final contestants presented their outcome with the participants and judges. The evening program saw an interesting National panel discussion on “Green talk with Ashish” which stressed on the need of green society and boom of upcoming green jobs.
Four exciting Awakening sessions started at noon and ended by evening. Notable environment contributors Shri.Sundarajan, PoovulaginNanbargal, Shri Orissa Balu (Siva Balasubramani), Prof Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Director, Eco-science Research Foundation, ShriS.Sathish – Forest Range Officer, TamilNadu forest Department and Shri. VaaManikandan, Founder, Nisaptham Trust presented their contributions each on environmental concerns. Two more national panel discussions on green environment with 10 experts were also held.
The World Record Attempt, 17 Hours Non Stop Virtual Conference on Environment Bio Diversity, came to an amazing halt with a Valedictory address by Julian James Dharmapalan, Managing Director: Tor-Con Construction Toronto Canada.
The program ended @ 00.05am with concluding remarks by IGEN Ramesh and a heartfelt note of thanks by IGEN ENVIRONTHON 2020 Organising Secretary, IGEN Gokul.
Full version Video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umEH3WzfwaM