SMVDU Katra, 05 June, 18. With a pledge to save the environment and conserve it for future generation, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra celebrated the World Environment Day on 5th June 2018. On this occasion, a plantation task was organized near the Basohli Hostel. Students, faculty and staff members enthusiastically planted 30 saplings with plans in mind to save earth and the environment. Notably, this year India is the global host of World Environment Day celebrations which has the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The participants took a vow to minimize the use of plastic inside and outside of the campus. The plantation drive was conducted through the Swachchha Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI) and NSS activity. The SMVDU Nodal Officer of SBSI Dr. Anil Tewari and NSS Coordinator Mr. Sumanta Sharma successfully coordinated the program. The drive was concluded with a note of thanks to all participants and the security wing of the university which managed the saplings and other necessary things for the drive.