Launching of V Challenge Waste and Wastage campaign
In a mission towards eradicating waste, the students of Vidya have initiated a campaign christened “V Challenge Waste and Wastage”. The social media has already given great support to this student venture. Fr Davis Chirammel, Chairman, Kidney Federation of India, was the first person to support the students’ campaign. The campaign was formally launched by the students on 14 March 2019. The launching day was deliberately chosen as 14th March because 14th March was observed as the World Kidney Day. The significance of launching the campaign on this day is that it symbolizes the kidney which has the function of removing waste from the body. Supporting the student initiative, Malayalam Cine Artiste, Guinness Ajay Kumar inaugurated the event by launching a vertical garden made by students using used plastic bottles.
Honouring environmentalists in the neighbourhood
During the function, a few persons who had made valuable contribution to the sustainability of environment were also honoured. Mr Dileepkumar, Jilla Karshaka Award Winner, Mr Francis C D, Environmentalist, Mr Jose C L, Kidney Disease Prevention Activities, Mr Shaji Kaliyath, Chairman, Karunyavum Karuthalum Padhathi and Mankuzhi, and Mr Varghese Tharakan, Ayurjack initiator, were honoured. The solar power system installed by Vidya NSS Tech Cell at Velur Anganawadi was also formally inaugurated by Fr Davis Chirammel on the occasion.
Students, Aakash M K and Aiswarya Raj, presented the challenge before the audience. Mr Sudhakaran Polassery, Chairman, VICT, presided over the function. Dr Saji C B, Principal, Er G Mohanachandran, Executive Director, Mr Babu M Pallissery, Former MLA, VICT Author Trustees, Mr K G Sukumaran, Mr C K Jayarajan, Mr K P R Vijayan, Dr V N Krishnachandran, Vice Principal, and Dr Sudha Balagopalan, Dean Academics, participated in the function. Student Coordinator, Abhijith Rajan, said that other colleges, institutions and individuals should come forward and take up the challenge initiated by Vidya.