Wednesday, 27 February 2019

                  One Day National Seminar on observing World Wetland Day-2019

As a part of observing Wetland Day, Haritha Nature Club of N.S.S Training College, Ottapalam,  organized a One Day National Seminar on the topic ”Preserving Wetlands: Balancing Water needs  for Humans and Nature” on 8th February, 2019.   The programme was sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram.
During the inaugural session of the seminar, Dr Ampili Aravind, Principal-in-charge presided over the function. Dr Mridula K., Co-ordinator of the seminar delivered the welcome address. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr.Asha Rani K., Nature Education Officer, Periyar Tiger Foundation. Staff Advisor, Dr Seema Menon K. P., and student representative Ms Vinduja R Krishna gave the felicitation. The official inaugural session came to an end with the vote of thanks by Sreekala A., the secretary of Haritha Nature Club.The expert sessions were handled by Dr Asha Rani K.,  Nature Education Officer, Periyar Tiger Foundation and  Dr BijuK., Assistant Professor,Dept. of Education,Central University of Tamilnadu which were followed by interaction sessions.
The paper presentations by the participants from the college and other institutions were chaired by Dr Biju K., and Dr K S Sajan.
The one day national seminar concluded with valedictory session.  The amalgamation of thoughts and ideas during the creative discussion sessions seemed to be highly useful for the participants. The feedbacks during  the reflection session  highlighted the success of the seminar.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Nature camp at periyar

As a part of the Nature Awareness programme conducted by the Forest department of Kerala the members of the Haritha Nature Club attended the Nature camp held at Periyar Tiger Reserve from 1st November to 3rd November. 36 members accompanied by 4 teaching faculty,Dr. Binuraj A. , Dr. Mridula K. , Ms.Sethu S. Nath and Sri. Akhil K . Sreedhar attended the camp. At the camp we were given awareness classes on the importance of preservation of Tigers as well as nature.  Documentaries which depict the importance of tiger as the apex predator in the forest were presented. Various programmes like trecking, visit to the Periyar Nature Interpretation Centre, Expert talks, A walk through the locality accompanied by beat forest officers like Mr. Sabu, Mr. Ganapathi and others etc. were included in the camp. The camp came to an end with the valedictory function on 3rd November. It was a real edutainment for us to explore the Nature, it's beauty and misteries.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Ozone Day Observance on 18th September 2018

            September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International day for the preservation of the ozone layer. This designation had been made on Dec 19, 2000 in commemoration of the data in 1987 on which nations signed on Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone laser.
                 The Haritha Nature club of NSS Training college observed on 18th September. As a part of it competitions were conducted on documentary presentation & Poster making. The programme began at 1.30 PM shameena Mammu.T. T delivered a brief introduction to ozone day observance, talking about ozone layer, Its importance, ozone depletion, its reasons , consequences & remedies. After that each optional presented their documentary. Dr. Jayaprakash.R.K, sri. Akhil K. Sreedhar, smt. Lekshmi. V were included in panel of judges.

The results of the competitions are as follows ,

poster Making 

  •        I -      English
  •        II-      Natural Science
  •        III-     Mathematics & Malayalam
Documentary competetion
  •        I -      Malayalam
  •        II-      Physical science
  •        III -    English


Physical science

Natural science


Monday, 4 June 2018

World environment day 2018

World environment day

World Environment Day is an international awareness campaign by the United Nations. It's been celebrated since 1974 with various projects across the world to address environmental problems.

Every year World Environment Day has a host country and a theme. This year it's being hosted in India and the theme is to Beat Plastic pollution.

India, the host for this year, has pledged to clean up it's monuments and reduce the use of plastic disposables around them. The Taj Mahal has already has cleaning drives, with teams picking plastic out of the Yamuna river which flows behind it. 

This years theme aims is to spread awareness of the consequences of disposables and the alternatives to them. The slogan we should all follow is:
If you can’t reuse it, refuse it.
If an item can only be used once and is then thrown away after, don’t use it. From plastic bags to disposable coffee cups, we use a lot of items briefly which will spend years only to dissolve into microplastics which will further pollute the environment. From carrying your own shopping bags and your own coffee mug, there are a lot of ways we can greatly reduce the plastic pollution we spread.