I am pleased to know that the Second International
Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-2) is being organized
by the International Society of Environmental Botanists and National
Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. Our dependence on plants for
day-to-day requirements is well known. We value plants as providers of all
our food materials, most of our medicines, variety of chemical substances
that we use. It is important that the Conference throws more light on
certain properties of plants, which have not attracted enough attention so
far. We observe that there are some plants, which vanish if the air is
I have no doubt that the Conference will provide new
perspectives for advancement of science and in human welfare.
A. B. Vajpayee
It is my pleasure to inform you
that the application for Scientific Membership submitted by the
International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) was accepted by the
28th General Assembly of the International Union of Biological Sciences
Looking forward to a
between ISEB and IUBS.
International Union of
Biological Sciences (IUBS)
I have been watching with interest and admiration, the
commendable job being done by the International Society of Environmental
in creating awareness and educating people about various environmental
issues. I greatly enjoy reading ‘EnviroNews’, which contains a wealth
of scientific information in a communicable language.
B. D. Sanwal, ICS
Govt. of Uttar
I am regular reader of the
which is very educative and informative. I greatly appreciate the dedicated
efforts of ISEB in promoting the cause of environmental awareness and
education in cross section of the Society. I feel very happy that the ‘EnviroNews’
has a global reach.
Dr. S.C. Rai, M.S.
I have gone through the publication, ‘EnviroNews’
and found it to be highly educative. The ISEB and the journal ‘EnviroNews’
are doing a great service to the society by creating an atmosphere of
awareness on one of the biggest concerns of the Society.
Prof. G. Mehta
Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
NGOs can play a significant role in creating awareness
amongst masses about the ill effects of environmental pollution. It in a
matter of great pride for the people of Uttar Pradesh that International
Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) was founded in this State. I had
pleasure of attending several interesting and informative
organized by ISEB. I wish to extend my warmest greetings to ISEB and ‘EnviroNews’.
Dilip Kumar, IAS
Govt. of Uttar
Many thanks for the ‘EnviroNews’. It provides some
very useful articles and information. I must congratulate you and your
colleagues for continuing to maintain excellent standard of the Newsletter.
Prof. Anupam Varma
Research Institute, New Delhi
Kindly accept my hearty congratulations for preparing an
excellent newsletter on environment. You and your organization are doing a
great service to the society and country by organizing studies on
environmental problems and creating general awareness amongst common people
about the need of preservation of environment.
Montessori Schools Lucknow &
Recipient of UNESCO
Prize for Peace & Education
Plants play an important role in maintaining our
environment including preserving the quality of top soil and water bodies.
International Society of environmental Botanists is a useful offshoot of
CSIR’s National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. I am
particularly happy to see it carrying out an important task of bridging
international linkages in the field of environmental botany.
R. A. Mashelker
Director General CSIR
& Secretary Government
Scientific& Industrial Research, New Delhi
I have been regularly reading ‘EnviroNews’, which
is highly educative and informative. The ISEB is creating awareness in
society about environmental pollution and the means of mitigating it. I wish
to extend my warmest greetings to all members of ISEB.
Prof. G. G. Sanwal
Emeritus Scientist (CSIR)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Head, Biochemistry Department
Lucknow University, Lucknow
is not only very informative but the facts are
presented in an interesting way. Every issue is getting better and better.
Your Millennium Issue – 2000 is particularly well presented with lot of
factual data and attractive lay out.
Dr. R. C. Srimal
Emeritus Scientist (CSIR)
& former Director
Research Centre, Lucknow
Please note my change of address below. I retired from
being Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Please send me
future mailings of the International Society of Environmental Botanists at
my new address.
Prof. Sir Ghillean
(Life Member of ISEB)
As a regular reader of ‘EnviroNews’, I have been
watching the activities of International Society of Environmental Botanists
with lot of interest. I have been greatly impressed by the contributions
made by this Society in creating environmental awareness among different
sections of our society. ISEB is successfully playing its role as a liaison
between environmental scientists and common man.
Dr. Prabhat Kumar, IAS
U.P. Cooperative Sugar
Federation Ltd., Lucknow
Congratulations on the wonderful arrangements for
ICPEP-2. You and your colleagues did a superb job under the leadership of
Dr. P. Pushpangadan. My only regret was my inability to stay for a couple of
days more. Meeting our young scientists was an inspiring experience.
I wish you continued good health, much personal happiness
and professional success. I congratulate you and all your colleagues for
excellent publications of ICPEP-2.
Please do keep me on your mailing list.
M.S. Swaminathan, FRS.
Swaminathan Research Foundation
Thank you for inviting me to speak at and participate in
the Second International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution
(ICPEP-2) held at Lucknow, India.
I enjoyed ICPEP-2 very much. The scientific and cultural experiences were
most rewarding. I especially enjoyed meeting students and was impressed with
Thank you for organizing an outstanding Conference and
for including me in it. Congratulations on a very successful Conference. My
visit to India
was all too brief and I must plan a return visit.
Prof. W. J. Manning
Microbiology, University of
At the outset, let me convey my appreciation to you and
to your colleagues for the numerous hospitalities offered to me while in
thoroughly enjoyed my stay and attending the Conference.
I offer my congratulations to ISEB, to the NBRI and to
the organizations, for organizing ICPEP-2. I learned a lot from listening to
the diverse technical presentations and talking to the participating
scientists at ICPEP-2.
It is very important to maintain newly found friendships.
To that end, I encourage you and your colleagues to sustain dialogue at the
international level, on environmental issues of concern, on future
collaborations and on meetings to exchange information.
Prof. S. V. Krupa
Department of Plant
Pathology, University of
We express our appreciation for your organization of the
Conference. We could enjoy the scientific discussions. We hope you will
continue your international activities in future also.
O. Ashurmetov & U.N.
Botanical Institute &
Uzbek Academy of Science, Tashkent,
It was wonderful to be back in Lucknow among old friends
and meet new ones. Thanks for the warm welcome and kind hospitality. Lucknow
will always be home to me in India. There is no other place in the world
that I have been to with warmer and friendlier people. I have enjoyed
tremendously the Conference and look forward to coming back again for the
next ICPEP Conference.
Ms. Melor Ismail
University of Malaya, Kuala
Please accept my heartfelt praise for organizing ICPEP-2
in such a big way. You and your team deserve all kind of appreciation for
organizing the Conference in academically most sound manner.
Department of Botany,
I want to thank you very much for the opportunity we had
to visit India
and to attend a very interesting and fruitful meeting. We enjoyed very much
the hospitality and friendship we found at Lucknow.
Prof. Osvaldo A.
We wish to thank for the most successful Conference in
your beautiful Institute in Lucknow.
Dr. Ms. Elina Oksanen,
Dr. Ms. Johanna
Dr. Ms. Riikka Neimi
University of Kuopio, Finland
My pleasure to send my best regards from Egypt for ISEB& NBRI.
Thanks again and again for helping in attending the ICPEP-2. Congratulations
for enormous success in organizing it on scientific and social levels, this
keeping very good delegate attendance.
Looking forward for further cooperation.
Faculty of Science,
Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
It was a very well organized and successful Conference in
every respect. All in all, it was a memorable visit to Lucknow. We (I and Prof.
De Silva) had some wonderful experience.
P. A. J. Yapa
I fully realize the diverse problems one has to face and
manage every day while organizing big functions like the ICPEP-2. It was a
big show indeed, and the credit of holding it successful does go to you and
Prof. Muhammad Iqbal
Department of Botany,
I would like to say thanks to the organizers, scientists
and students from Lucknow,
and all those persons who worked hard to give us the opportunity to meet, to
learn, and to enjoy the hospitality.
Dr. Ms. Elizabeth
I write to thank you for all your kindness and courtesies
during my recent visit to Lucknow to attend
ICPEP-2. I should be most grateful if two sets of all the papers presented
during this Conference could be sent to us. We need to send one set to our
Paris Headquarters and the second set for our use and records.
Ms. Sudha Menhdiratta
National Officer in
UNESCO, New Delhi
I am busy writing the report about my participation in
the ICPEP-2 at Lucknow.
I would like to thank you again for the invitation. I will always remember
Dr. Ms. Josanidia
I had a great time during ICPEP-2. Good arrangements,
nice people keep memories of ICPEP-2 and Lucknow alive in my mind
for many years to come. I wish all the very best to the organizers of
ICPEP-2 for such a wonderful organization of this international event.
Dr. Navin P. Bhatia
Central Queensland University,
The electronic version of
the newsletter is very impressive. Carry on. You are doing a great service.
Prof. P. K. Seth
CEO, Biotech Park,