Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences celebrated World Soil Day on December 5, 2020, on a virtual platform through Teams App. The theme for this year’s World Soil Day was “Keep Soil Alive; Protect Soil Biodiversity”.
The virtual event was moderated by Ms. Catherine and Ms. Pooshnashree of II B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture and Ms. A. Manuvanthra of II B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture delivered the welcome address. The key message was delivered by the College Principal and well-known soil scientist, Dr. P. Sureshkumar. The students actively participated in the event by displaying their creative ideas in the form of posters, photos and videos as a means to emphasize the importance of soil biodiversity and the necessity of preserving it. Ms. Soundharya of II B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture and Ms. Swathi Krishna of I B.Sc (Hons) Agri shared the first prize in the poster competition. The students participated enthusiastically in the quiz program which had questions about soil formation, soil biodiversity, etc. It was entertaining as well as informative for the students. The program ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Kaviarasu of II B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture.