Spotlight on the environment

Spotlight on the environment

The two-day science carnival and fest held recently at Sri Krishna PU and Degree College witnessed students at their creative best.

The fest emphasised the need to work towards a better environment and highlighted issues such as waste management, increasing the green cover, recycling water and omitting plastic from our lives.

Students put in a lot of effort to make a variety of models, which aimed at increasing environmental awareness among the people who attended the carnival.

“We have been working hard for the last one month. We’ve displayed models that depict water recycling, Indian warfare machinery and ancient monuments in the country, among others. Other than that, we also made a spooky house. We got an overwhelming response — people came in large numbers to experience the spooky house,” says Chirag, one of the organisers of the event.

Some of the models highlighted the talent of the students who had made them — such as a replica of some of the ancient monuments of India as well as one on Indian warfare machinery.

Sashikumar, a final-year student, had worked pretty hard on the models. “I used styrofoam for the structure and then painted them to add finishing touches. I am a huge fan of the Indian Armed Forces and keep track of the latest machinery bought by them. Making these models was like a dream project for me,” he says. P B Nandesh and Chirag, who had replicated monuments like Gol Gumbaz and Qutub Minar etc, had done a great job.

The models wee intricate and realistic. “We made these models from styrofoam and then shaped the smaller details with sandpaper,” explains Chirag. ‘K-Mac’, the inter-collegiate competition held as part of the carnival, also witnessed good participation. Events such as ‘mad ads’, ‘best manager’ and a management quiz were some of the events that were a part of the competition.

Veena, a student, says that this was the first time that they had organised a fest of this magnitude. “Many colleges from across the City took part in the competition, such as BMS College for Women and Dayananda Sagar Institutions. We received a good response from all those who visited the fest. We explained to the visitors how we made the models and how things like water and waste recycling functions,” she notes.

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