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Jammu University to host Geography Congress

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Srinagar: Jammu University will be hosting the 37th Indian Geography Congress under the aegis of the National Association of Geographers from December 2 to 4 with focus on Tourism, Resources, Environment and Development using GIS and Remote Sensing techniques.

“The Department of Geography in Jammu University is hosting 37th Indian Geography Congress under the aegis of the National Association of Geographers, India from December 2 to 4 on the focal theme – Tourism, Resources, Environment and Development using GIS and Remote Sensing techniques,” convener of IGC, Prof V S Manhas said.

Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N N Vohra will inaugurate this conference at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium tomorrow.

Around 800 delegates and experts are participating in this three-day conference.

Besides, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, Prof Talat Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, Kashi Hindu Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, former Surveyor General of India and former Director, National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) Prof P Nag and Vice Chancellor, Nalanda Open University, R B P Singh are also taking part in this conference, he said.

The conference will have forty two sessions where delegates will present their research papers. Four memorial lectures will be delivered by well known scholars in the field besides a panel discussion on Glaciers and Climate Change.

The Department of Geography is organising Indian Geography Congress second time after 1995.