The Centre for Green Initiatives, Shri Ram College of Commerce organized ‘Tatva’ the second edition of its annual green festival, on Tuesday, 27th March, 2018. The green festival is an initiative to help spread awareness about environmental concerns. It emphasizes on environmental issues, bringing workable real-life solutions to the forefront which can be applicable in everyday life. The diverse range of environmental efforts to sustain and conserve, made by several individuals in this area, were acknowledged and discussed.
The college put up an eco-mela with stalls from different organizations like Dhara, Prabhat, Amul, Edible Routes etc will be set up. Prof. Simrit Kaur, Principal, SRCC, along with speakers for various events and members of the Centre for Green Initiatives formally commenced the festival with the plantation of a neem sapling. The Principal then addressed the audience, speaking about the effects of Present Need, Human Greed and the Global Heat on the environment.
The speaker session started off with Dr. Faiyaz A. Khudsar, Scientist in charge, Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems, University of Delhi, making the gathering aware about the loss of biodiversity.
Dr. Madhumita Puri, an entrepreneur, Trash for Cash, spoke about how her journey had progressed. She proposed how waste management could be effectively used for the purpose of employment and commercialization.
Dr. Narender Kumar, Director, Swalamban, the last speaker on the panel, focused on the need of waste segregation. He suggested how innovative models to manage waste generated in domestic households could be implemented. The festival highlighted some of the innovative ideas of the students in order to promote environmental welfare. One such initiative was “With Love”. It emphasized on a more appropriate management of plastic waste.
The Centre for Green Initiatives released Avni, the second edition of its annual magazine, which incorporates opinion based as well as research articles in the field of the environment. The vote of thanks was given by Dr. Rachna Jawa, Convenor, CGI SRCC.
Tatva also witnessed several other events like the pottery session which was conducted at the co-op area. Both students and teachers tried out their hands on pottery, attempting to mould clay into different shapes and sizes.
Informal games like Eco Dart and Sort it Out were organized too. Basta, a student initiative from Lady Shri Ram College, collaborated with the college to conduct a DIY paper recycling workshop. The fest was brought to an end with the Dramatic Society of the college presenting a street play on the theme of environment.