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Dr Manoj R. Borkar Associate Professor at the Dept. of Zoology invited his Japanese collaborators from Tokyo for a lecture cum interaction with the Zoology students under the aegis of Zoology Colloquium on 28 th January 2019..

                                                                                      Principal, Dr Sr Aradhana felicitating Dr Kiyomi Kogo.

The Invited Speakers are the veteran Japanese Researcher couple Professors Motohiko and Kiyomi Kogo; who were taken on a boat cruise to the Chicalim Bay in the morning session by Dr Borkar for rapid assessment of Windowpane Oyster Population and mangrove ecology there.

                                                                           Prof Motohiko Kogo delivering his lecture.

Born in Tokyo in 1940, Mr. Kogo founded the Tokyo University of Agriculture Experiments Department; he is also the representative of ‘Green in the desert’, (NGO) Mangrove Afforestation action Plan, 10 years after establishing “Green in the Desert” Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi conveyed the success of 30,000 mangrove plantations under his guidance.

Dr. Kogo spoke about the different Challenges and opportunities he faced while travelling the world. He spoke about the Mangrove Afforestation project and the successful plantations of 30,000 mangrove saplings  in the desert of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

                                     Prof.Motohiko and Kiyomi Kogo with the Principal, Faculty and students of the Zoology department.

Dr Mrs. Kiyomi Kogo spoke about the ecological and commercial importance Windowpane oyster, also known as “Kapis”. She also displayed some handicrafts made from the Windowpane oyster shell in Philippines. The lecture was attended by Zoology students of S.Y. BSc and T.Y BSc. The visiting scholars were felicitated at the hands of Principal Dr Sr Aradhana and Head of the Zoology department Dr Subhadra Devi Gadi. Dr Borkar introduced the guests and moderated the session.

                                                              Dr Kiyomi Kogo and Dr Motohiko Kogo from Tokyo, in the Chicalim Bay.