Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Appointed As Tsg Member Of Kerala State Biodiversity Board
Bhilai: H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitanhas been appointed as the member of Technical Support Group of Kerala State Biodiversity Board.Mar Dionysius, who is the Metropolitan of Diocese of Calcutta, is also the Vice President of the Ecological Commission of Malankara Orthodox Church.
The appointment was made vide order no. 1499/A1/2014/KSBB dated 05.08.2014 by Dr. K.P. Laldhas, Member Secretary, Kerala State Biodiversity Board. The term of the office is for three years (2014-17). The state level Technical Support Group (TSG) is constituted to actively support the preparation of People’s Biodiversity Registers and environment related issues. The key mandate of TSG is to ensure conservation utilization and equitable sharing of benefits from the biodiversity.Dr. Mar Dionysius, who was awarded Doctorate by Kerala University in Environmental Biology, served as a Guest faculty of Department of Environmental Biology under the same university. In addition to the ecclesiastical duties, Mar Dionysius is serving as Research guide. The new task is seen as an acclamation of the efforts of the Metropolitan to sensitize the Church and the Society regarding ecological hazards and the need to live closer to Mother Earth.