Mangaluru: The Centre for Environment Studies at Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) held Vanamahotsava on 14 July in the campus. Dr Laxmikanth Chatra, principal, of Yenepoya Dental College inaugurated the event by planting a sapling of Mimusops elengi (Bakula) and distributing the vegetable seeds of brinjal, lady’s fingers, cucumber, bottle gourd, cowpea and ridge gourd to the staff and students of the University.
A variety of saplings of Mango, Jackfruit, Bakula, Bilwa, Honge etc…collected from the forest department were distributed among the participants. Various plant cuttings from the campus such as different varieties of hibiscus, croton, ornamental plants and flowering plants were distributed.
More than 200 participants received saplings and seed packets.