Zoological Survey of India completes 100 years, year-long celebrations begin

Hyderabad’s Freshwater Biology Regional Centre (FBRC) will on Thursday celebrate 100 years of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). The organisation, which completed 100 years on Wednesday, will unveil sculptures and hold discussions with the aim of generating awareness on conservation.

is organising a ‘Centenary Run’ here on Thursday to mark the centenary year celebrations of the ZSI.

The ‘Centenary Run’ will start from the Outer Ring Road at Rajendranagar to FBRC at Attapur, FBRC Deputy Director D V Rao said in a release today.

Established on July 1, 1916, ZSI promotes survey, exploration, research and documentation leading to the advancement in the knowledge on various aspects of animal taxonomy of the Indian sub-continent.

ZSI under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is the pioneer institution on taxonomic studies of faunal diversity in the country and will be celebrating its centenary celebrations from July 2015 to June 2016.

Throughout the year, various programmes like Taxonomy training and workshops, exhibition of aquatic fauna and awareness programmes on wetland biodiversity conservation will be organised, Rao said.

On the Centenary Celebration Function in the third week of July 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting ZSI Headquarters, Kolkata and dedicate the Digital ZSI to the country on 100 years of faunal inventory of India, the release added.