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Spotlight on the environment

Promoting awareness and spreading the message about saving the environment, the students of Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women (MLACW) observed ‘World Environment Day’ at the college premises recently. Some of topics touched upon during the event including the need to preserve biodiversity, identify problems related to the environment and ways to take corrective action.

   The college organised the celebrations in collaboration with the KSCST (Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology) and KSBDB (Karnataka State Biofuel
Development Board), Government of Karnataka. Different talks and activities held on the day revolved around the theme for this year, which is ‘Think. Eat. Save’.

It elaborated the present-day lifestyle of people and the devastating effect of this lifestyle on the environment.The event consisted of official addresses about bio-fuel and the importance of saving the environment, which was followed by a message by T L Shantha, director of MLACW, who stressed the need for good eating habits.

Nagaveni, the head of the biotechnology department, spoke about the importance of making people aware of food wastage. Other talks focussed on conservation of resources, waste management and reducing food prints.

The importance of bio-fuel generation from plants like pongamia and simarouba, grown on uncultivated land, were also highlighted. Urbanisation and its effects on the City, in particular the depletion of ground water resources and disappearances of lakes, were other topics of discussions. The students also took part in collage and poster-making competitions.

Steps in the right direction

RV Institute of Management (RVIM) celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ recently. Volunteers of the RVIM Centre for Social Responsibility organised a film screening of three short films to sensitise viewers about food waste and loss, in accordance with this year’s theme of ‘Think. Eat. Save’.

The three videos screened showcased how salty water is being used for cultivation
and its after effects, food wastage and how the underprivileged often have to
resort to eating leftovers.

Second-semester MBA students and volunteers administered the oath-taking of the audience and pledged that they shall not waste any form of food and would adopt better methods of food preservation.

Many students have decided to take up different initiatives to help conserve the
environment. Thejus V says, “I plan to be involved with production of bio-fuel after completing my course. This will help reduce the dependency on diesel and petrol and add
to fuel conservation.”

Srinivas N has started using public transport on most days to commute instead of using his own vehicle and encourages others to do the same.

Sushma K M, another student, plans to rely on solar energy for all her power-related needs at home.The students also gave out informative pamphlets and organised a collage-making competition to help spread the message.

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