The Geological Survey of India (GSI), North Eastern Region today organised a programme for students of schools and colleges of Shillong to mark the ‘iconic week’ celebration as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The programme was inaugurated by GSI ADG& HOD G. K. Kesari in the presence of Prof. Devesh Walia, Head of the Department of Geology, NEHU.
Seventy-five balloons carrying the message of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was released which was followed by field training for students of St. Anthony’s College at Umiam Hydro Electric Project.
A museum and laboratory visit was organised for school students which was followed by a quiz competition. During the programme, a coffee table book on Geo-tourism hotspots of NE India was also released on the occasion.
As part of the celebration, the GSI had organised various activities in its regional headquarters as well as in the state unit offices all over the region.
A press release today issued from the GSI said the activities undertaken included blood donations camps, plantation programmes and academia-GSI interactions.
The GSI offices at Shillong, Itanagar and Gangtok had organised blood donation camps while plantation drives were organised at Shillong, Itanagar, Dimapur, Agartala, Guwahati and Gangtok.
Three webinars on ‘Geology of Himalaya, Seismic Micro/ Macro Zonation and Engineering Geology’ and its application in infrastructure development of the nation were organised by the regional headquarters in Shillong whereas two other webinars on landslide causes and its mitigation measures were organized by state unit in Assam and Sikkim to create awareness among the general public and students on public good geo-science.
In addition, GSI Training Institute, Shillong has organised 17 training/ interactive programmes for university and college students of the Northeast where around 700 students and faculties participated.