Environment Education

Jalandhar July 3 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya Jalandhar successfully conducted an extensive Environment Education Programme from March to June 2024. The programme, organized in collaboration with Dean CDC, GNDU Amritsar; Punjab State Council for Science & Technology (PSCST); and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Govt of India, aimed to promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices among students.

Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen inaugurated the various events and emphasized the importance and relevance of environment education in current times. Coordinator Dr. Anjana Bhatia expressed gratitude to the Dean CDC, GNDU Amritsar; PSCST; and MoEFCC for their support in conducting the events.

Activities Conducted:

1. Declamation Competition:

o Students passionately expressed their views on environmental issues, demonstrating their awareness and commitment to sustainable practices.

2. Poster and Slogan Writing Competition:

o Creative posters and impactful slogans were created by students to spread messages about environmental conservation and the importance of sustainable living.

3. Paper Recycling Workshop:

o Participants learned practical skills in recycling waste paper, promoting the reduction of paper waste and encouraging sustainable practices.

4. Visit to Botanical Garden:

o A guided tour of a botanical garden provided participants with insights into plant biodiversity and conservation efforts, enhancing their understanding of ecological systems.

5. Nature Walk:

o An educational nature walk was conducted to celebrate World Environment Day, allowing participants to connect with nature and learn about local flora and fauna.

6. Waste Cloth Bag Making Workshop:

o This workshop empowered unemployed women by teaching them how to create reusable bags from waste cloth, promoting both environmental sustainability and economic empowerment.

Programme Impact:

The activities were aligned with the LiFE Mission, focusing on:

1. Energy Saved
2. Water Saved
3. Single-use Plastic Reduced
4. Sustainable Food Systems Adopted
5. Healthy Lifestyles Adopted
6. E-Waste Reduced
7. Waste Reduced
8. Capacity Building Created

More than 300 students benefitted from these events, gaining valuable knowledge and skills in environmental conservation and sustainable living. The programme successfully raised awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship and inspired participants to adopt eco-friendly practices in their daily lives.

The collaboration with Dean CDC, GNDU Amritsar; PSCST; and MoEFCC, Govt of India, played a crucial role in the success of the programme. The positive feedback from participants underscores the need for continued efforts in environmental

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