CONVENER : Smt. Soumya KC, Asst. Professor of Zoology
1) Smt. Raga R, Asst. Professor of Botany
2) Smt.Preetha KI, Asst. Professor of Chemistry
3) Smt.Sangeetha K, Asst. Professor of Malayalam
Various activities were being organized by the Bhoomitrasena Club of KKTM Govt. College unit to inculcate the spirit of living in harmony with nature. The activities focused on figuring out how vigilant the youngsters are regarding environment related issues and how do they respond to these sorts of issues; whether silent spectators or daring enough to express their views on these matters. The stake holders of these program included not only students of our college, but those from neighboring High schools and colleges. They were highly enthusiastic to participate and contribute their views during the brief interactive sessions that preceded every activity. Detailed list of activities follows;
Bhoomitrasena Report 2020-21
Essay Writing Competition on “Air pollution; challenges and solutions”
Essay Writing Competition on “Air pollution; challenges and solutions” for college students was conducted on 21/6/2019. A total of ten students belonging to various departments of the college. They expressed their worries and concern toward protecting the planet and the diversity on it. Many noteworthy slogans were also contributed by the participants towards biodiversity conservation.
Drawing competition on “Environmental pollution”
Drawing competition on “Environmental pollution” for High school students was conducted on 27/6/2019. Eight students from the neighboring schools participated in this event. Through their drawings, they depicted the pathetic picture of our environment. We had arranged an interactive session with these participants and discussed various issues related to pollution noticed by them in their localities and sought suggestions for alleviating the same.
Painting competition on” Environmental pollution; a threat to human race?”
Painting competition on” Environmental pollution; a threat to human race?” for college students. Seven students of various departments participated in it and they were capable enough to express their concern for mother nature through their paintings.
Inter collegiate quiz competition on “Pollution and mankind”
Inter collegiate quiz competition on “Pollution and mankind” conducted on 3/7/2019. The quiz was led by Dr. Bijoy C., Assistant Professor of Zoology, Christ College Irinjalakkuda. Five teams from four colleges; Sacred Heart College Chalakkudy, St. Joseph’s College Irinjalakkuda, Sree Narayana College Nattika and the hosting institution itself, actively participated in it. A brief presentation on Plastic pollution as experienced by our oceans was done by the quiz master, which evoked enthusiasm among the participants and viewers. The group was also asked to contribute as many ideas as possible towards reducing plastic garbage dumbing in our localities. St. Josephs’ college team emereged as the winners, followed by the teams from SH College Chalakkudy and SN College Nattika as runner ups. Trophies and certificates to the winners and participants were distributed by Principal in-charge Sri. Ullas M.A. and Vice Principal Dr. Nesy E.A. Students and teachers from various departments also formed a part of this event, being active viewers.
WETLANDS day celebration
WETLANDS day celebration in association with Department of Zoology on 5/2/2020. The event included an invited talk on “Wetland biodiversity, why it matters?”, by Dr. Jayachandran, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Department of Marine sciences, CUSAT. An eminent person in the field of wetland biodiversity, he focused on the various aspects of development that plays detrimental role in wetlands, need for changing mentality of laymen towards wetlands not as merely safe waste disposal sites; effect of altered land use patterns that drains the water content from wetlands, unauthorized clearing of wetlands for fish and prawn culture farms, draining the waste water from shrimp farms to wet lands, etc. were some high profile issues being discussed in the presentation. He also mentioned some plant animal species that are likely to become extinct by unscrupulous degradation of wetlands as occurring nowadays. The speaker, being a proud member of the team in arctic expedition, shared some of his experiences there. The students were highly motivated and he was literally flooded with queries!
The inaugural session of this program was presided over by Dr. Anitha I. Principal KKTM Govt. College Pullut. Dr. Nesy E A, Vice principal fecilitated the function. Sri. Shaji E.A., Head of Zoology Department handed over the memento to the speaker.