The volunteers of the NSS units of our College enthusiastically celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) of this year by organising several programmes. Even though the WED falls on 4th June, to the surprise of many, the celebrations began from 3rd June itself by planting saplings in and around the College. Dr. Sudha Balagopalan, Principal of our College, inagurated the program by planting a sapling of the custard apple tree. About 50 saplings had been donated to the NSS units by EAZY Books team as part of this celebration.
The theme for the World Environment Day 2017 is “Connecting People to Nature.” This theme implores all of us to go outdoors and appreciate nature’s beauty and importance and to take forward the call to protect the planet Earth. As part of carrying forward this message, the NSS volunteers made a small size soakage pits in the compounds of their homes for water conservation. The pits, each of which had a diameter of 1m each, were filled with coarse rocks, brick ballast and coconut husk. These activities, it was hoped, would help save mother earth from total deforestation.