Young minds think up ways to conserve ecology; save earth

Young minds think up ways to conserve ecology; save earth

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Students look at a biodiversity model of a zoo at an exhibition, in Mysore on Wednesday.  DH PHOTOThe students from different colleges came out with innovative concepts on conservation of the rich biodiversity of the earth through their experiments.

From environment-friendly solution to urban planners, educating masses on need to exploit the renewable energy to sensitising on protecting and improving soil fertility adopting mixed cropping system won admiration for students.

A team of B Sc students of NIE, Apoorva and Kiran have managed to develop a model town showing the comparison of the mess in urban cities and towns India.

“Our urban pockets are harming the ecology through factories wastes, smoke, improper waste management. We have shown how a city can be developed with green patches in every locality. Using light dependent resistors, the city planners can go for automatic street light on and off system,” Apoorva explains.

Sangeetha and Krupa, students of Hassan Science college have shown the importance of herbal plants. “There are innumerable plants which can act as life saving drugs. Many of these plants are found in the backyard of every houses. The urbanisation has threatened them,” they say.

A team of B Sc students from NIE college Suraj and Divyashree ring the same warning bell. Their experiment gives a rich insight into herbal plants and their medicinal values.
Younis Khan and Abhilash from the same college have come out with a model of botanical and zoological garden. “We have explained how wind or solar energy can be utilised to light up a protected area. It works automatically. The experiment also gives a message of need to protect endangered species and wild animals and the green cover,” Abhilash told Deccan Herald.

A IInd year B Sc student Dilip has showed the benefit of mixed cropping. “The mixed cropping helps conserve soil fertility,” he explains. Gaurav Sharma, another student from NIE says the eco clubs among the college students and youngsters can help educate masses on conservation. A group of JSS College students Mahadevaswamy and Mallikarjuna, under the guidance of the faculty Dr Manjula have shown how increased contamination of ganges is affecting the marine life and threatened the Sundarbans in Bengal.

The girls from JSS Women’s College Divyashree, Sarna and Gunjith describe the beauty of biodiversity - plants, water bodies and living species.

“If we take care of the earth and its biodiversity, the earth will take care of us,” says Gunjith. While, students of NIE Harini and Srivatsa have shown the deterioration of bog vegetation worldwide. “Bog vegetation helps improving the ground water and fresh water resource,” said Harini.

Host shines

A team from the host college comprising Apoorva Simha and G Kiran grabbed the first place  for their model on ‘Urban Biodiversity’, while their collegemates P N Divyashree and V N Suraj bagged the third place for ‘Traditional Conservation Practises’. S P Pradhyumna and  C P Chitra of Government Science College, Hassan secured second place for their model on the ‘Role of botanical gardens’. 

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