In observance of World Soil Day this year on December 5, 2022, volunteers from the Save Soil campaign at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus, organized a brief “Presentation and Prize Distribution Program”. In the program, the significance of soil, the origins and goals of World Soil Day, and the international movement being conducted to save soil were discussed.
The volunteers had conducted a “photography contest” with the theme “Click to Save Soil: The Source of All Our Lives” on October 12, 2022 where Mr. Deepak Kumar Mandal was chosen as the winner, followed by Mr. Nabeen Oli as the first runner-up and Mr. Shirshak Ghimire as the second runner-up, out of 26 contestants. The selection was done by a panel of judges of campus faculty, soil specialists, and the organizing committee. All three winners received their photographs framed along with the cash prizes of Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000, and Rs. 1000 respectively.