Extra-Curricular Activities

Eco Club

Feb 2019

One day visit to learn Forest Conservation


“Prakṛuti” - Eco Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College Bangalore, one day visit to CEE ( Centre for Environmental Education ) in association with MNA for Students on 28 th February 2019.

Mr.Mohan, Founder of More Nature Association welcomed – Sri.Santosh Sutar, Regional Director , CEE, Bangalore, Dr.R.Shanti Iyer - Principal, Dr.Annapurna Kishore and Dr.Gagankumari and all students for one day Environmental activity based learning program.

Mr.Santosh explained about objectives of Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in brief. It was established in August 1984 as a Centre of Excellence supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. CEE, a national institution with its headquarters in Ahmedabad, has a mandate to promote environmental awareness Nationwide.

After having interactive session, MrSantosh gave hands on experience to Students by conducting activities like- preparation of proper plant bedding, composition of soil, leaf litter and organic compost in proper required quantities. Students learnt plantation technique, making paathi or groove to existing trees and watered the plants. Later students were taken to Jarakbande Reserve Forest spread across 700 acres, of which 400 acres for plantation and 300 acres for conducting rsearch. He explained about the interesting life cycles of Butterfly and termites. Students learnt that Termite mound temperature never comes down below 25 degree Celsius and never exceeds 30 degree Celsius. Termite mound is nature’s wonderful architecture. He also explained about Snakes and their territory, their self-protection techniques etc.

The Students were accompanied by Dr. Annapurna Kishore and Dr. Gagan Kumari and remain thankful to Mr. Mohan from MNA.


Feb 2019

One day visit to Know Birds and Save Birds


“Prakṛuti” - Eco Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College Bangalore, one day visit to CEE ( Centre for Environmental Education ) in association with MNA for Students on 28 th February 2019.

“Prakṛuti” Eco Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College Bangalore, arranged a visit to “Jarakbande reserve fores –a peacock sanctuary” in association with MNA ( More Nature Association) for Students on 27 th February 2019

Mr.Mohan, Founder of More Nature Association welcomed – Mr.Hareesha, Doctoral Fellow, School of Ecology and Conservation Lab, Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, GKVK, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Dr.R.Shanti Iyer - Principal, Dr.Annapurna Kishore and Dr.Gagan Kumari and all students to the program.

Mr.Hareesha explained about birds and their importance in forest ecosystem. Forest ecosystem provides food, medicines and important raw materials. They keep the climate stable, oxygenate air and transform pollutants into nutrients. Birds play an important role in the effective functioning of these systems.Throughout the world, birds are essential seed dispersers for plants that provide us with food, medicine, timber, and recreation. They can be indicators of deteriorating habitat quality and environmental pollution, as well as metrics to determine the success of restoration efforts. Studying the presence and behavior of birds can inform us about changing ecosystems.

Mr.Hareesha beautifully explained how to watch birds and study them. Jarakbande Kaval Tree park is known for peacocks. He also suggested to keep the water and grains for birds on terrace or outside houses, as it is summer season to quench the thirst of birds. Students got an opportunity to watch varieties of birds with the with the aid of binocular and enthusiastically leant about birds, their protection and conservation.

The Students were accompanied by Dr. Annapurna Kishore and Dr. Gagan Kumari and remain very much thankful to Mr. Mohan Kumar – from MNA


Jan 2019

‘Prakruthi” Eco Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College, yelahanka, Bangalore, conducted “LEAF COLLAGE” activities for students on 28th and 30th January 2019.

“Prakṛuti” - Eco Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College Bangalore, one day visit to CEE ( Centre for Environmental Education ) in association with MNA for Students on 28 th February 2019.

Various kinds and shapes of green and dried leaves (withered off), stems pieces , fresh and dried flowers and petals,colored pencils, water paints etc. were used for the preparation of collage.

Collage (from the French: coller, "to glue"]) is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a complete form. Leaf collage activity induces high level of imagination and creativity in mind. It is healing technique for stress in young minds.

All students are taken to campus ECO WALK to observe , collect and to learn different aspects of leaves of trees, herbs and grasses. Students have been educated on the role of leaves of the plants as they are food producing units by carrying out photosynthesis. They were educated on nutrients/minerals present in leaves and their role in composting once they wither off from plants. Students were amazed by looking at the marvelous structure shape arrangements of leaves on plants, understanding their mechanism of work.

Later students made beautiful collage of eco cards.

The activity was carried out under guidance of
Dr.AnnapurnaKishore
Dr.GaganKumari And Mrs.Rajeshwari. s


Jan 2019

“Prakruthi” Eco Club in association with Community Oriented Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College, Yelahanka, Bangalore, Conducted Environmental Awareness Activity on “Organic Farming” on 5/01/2019 at DoddaTumakur village, Bangalore Rural.

“Prakṛuti” - Eco Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College Bangalore, one day visit to CEE ( Centre for Environmental Education ) in association with MNA for Students on 28 th February 2019.

This Environmental Awareness campaign on “Organic Farming” was carried out on 05/01/2019 The focus of this program was on “Organic farming – social and economic importance and impact on Environment.

Prior to the campaigning day,the student members have been trained and given knowledge of Organic farming, which is a farming method in which organic manure and Bio pesticides are involved rather than inorganic chemicals and fertilizers. This awareness activity was conducted under the guidance and participation of Asst.Prof.Dr.Annapurna Kishore. Organic farming includes techniques such as Crop rotation, Green manure, Biological pest control and Composting techniques. The training also included the knowledge related to the health of the soil, microbial balance of the soil, production of more yield which leads to economic benefit to the farmers. The Students were made to understand that organic farming can be taken up as business and they can become farmer entrepreneurs.

After training, the students went for awareness campaign. Farmers of the rural region were educated about the importance and benefit of Organic farming, its positive impact on health of a society. Awareness program also created an insight on healthy and nutritious food. The students carried the slogans on placards and banner conveying the message of importance of Organic Farming.


Jan 2019

Environmental Awareness Campaign on “Water Conservation” and “Protect Green Environment” on 04/01/2019, at Kakkehalli village, Bangalore Rural.

“Prakṛuti” - Eco Club of Dr. N.S.A.M. First Grade College Bangalore, one day visit to CEE ( Centre for Environmental Education ) in association with MNA for Students on 28 th February 2019.

The Environmental awareness campaign on “Water Conservation” and “Protect Green Environment” has been conducted to create an awareness on importance of clean water ,its availability, affordability and need of conservation of water for present generation. The rural community has been educated by imparting the knowledge of rain water harvesting, collection of water in fields, increasing ground level water and initiatives of Government for water conservation. The village people were also educated on various aspects of pollution of water bodies, maintaining hygienic water quality , spreading of diseases by polluted water and protecting and preserving the water bodies.

An insight was given to rural community on issues of deforestation, soil erosion, loss of soil fertility and human created disasters in nature .They were told the importance of protecting green environment by planting and preserving trees.

“Forests are our lung spaces on earth ,we must plan, preserve and propagate forests”. Students carried placards of slogans such as “ Swach Neeru –Swastha Samaja” , Hasire Usiru” and “Parisara Patha” . This Environmental Aawareness Campaign was conducted under the guidance and participation of Asst.Prof. Dr.M.S.AnnapurnaKishore and student members .


Oct 2018

A Report on Cleanliness Drive


On 2nd October 2014, Swachh Bharat Mission was launched throughout India, our country as a national movement to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019 by Government of India . The campaign aims to achieve the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by 2nd October 2019. To support this clean India movement among the college students, “Prakṛuti’’- Eco-Club of Dr.N.S.A.M FGC under the ages of Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2018 conducted Cleanliness Drive in the college premises. The students voluntarily participated in this movement. This Cleanliness Drive is a n small initiative taken by the committee to clean the campus and also to educate people nearby. Finally the main purpose of this programme was to create mass awareness on cleanliness and hygiene amongst students.


Aug 2018

Report on contribution to Flood Victims

The 2 week long heavy rain during August, 2018 in Kerala,Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada had taken a toll of over 324 lives and many people lost their house, and properties and domestic goods
Various committees of Dr.N.S.A.M First Grade College such as Prakṛuti – The Eco Club, Udaan- The Women’s Forum and Students Council took initiative to collect relief materials like cloths, biscuits bread, blankets, bathing and washing soap and medicines from the students and faculty members.
On 18-08-2018 the collected materials were sent through Smt. Inderakala to KODAVA SAMAJA Bangalore for the people who have trapped-in due to torrential rain in effected places.


Aug 2018

Report on a talk on “Garbage Menance and Health

Students council, Health club and Prakruthi-the Eco club of Dr.N.S.A.M First Grade College jointly organized a programme titled “Garbage Menace and Health issues” on 3/8/2018 Two distinguished guests Dr.Sandhya S, Nodal officer, BBMP and Mr.N S Ramakanth, Expert Committee, BBMP were invited for the programme as resource persons.
Mr.N S Ramakanth, stressed on the maintaining of cleanliness of the surroundings practicing the habits of cleanliness stating ‘My Garbage-My Responsibility’.
Dr Sandhya S made an elaborate description of the cause of spreading different types of diseases like chikengunia, Dengue,etc related to garbage menace. She also stressed upon the garbage segregation because this is the root cause of all kinds of problems. She further explained in detail how to prepare compost from garbage at home.
Dr.R.Shanthi Iyer, Principal, Dr.N.S.A.M FGC was present during the programme and encouraged students to spread the awareness of garbage segregation and maintenance. Dr.Annapoorna Kishore made the welcome speech & Dr.GaganKumari H proposed the vote of thanks. Ms.Rajeshwari and Mr.Abhijit Naha conducted the programme


July 2018

Prakṛuti Eco Club Activity 2018-19

Nursery Planting
“Prakṛuti’’ Eco-Club of Dr.N.S.A.M FGC conducted a two day nursery planting programme on 24th and 25th July 2018 in the college premises .
The purpose of the activity was to spread “Greenery” and become close to Mother Nature. The Prakṛuti’’ Eco-Club members taught the students about the importance of nursery and also to grow plants in a creative manner by using recycle materials and as there are many ways that we can use discarded materials to grow plants. Some of these techniques are very practical and some of them are just cool to look at such as plastic used oil covers, coconut shells, eggshells ,plastic bottles etc.
Students of the college took part in the activity and also worked in team and enjoyed to grow small plants and to become a part of Mother Nature. Plants planted are regularly maintained by volunterrs of Prakruti


Mar 2018

Eco Club Activity - World Water Day

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more essential to quench thirst or protect health. In order to create awareness among the general public , Eco club of Dr.N S A M First Grade College celebrated World Water Day under the theme "The Importance of Freshwater” on 22nd March 2018 . On this occasion of World Water Day Eco –Club and More Nature Association team adopted a lake in Allalsandra in Yelahanka province to clean the surroundings of the lake .The team invited a resources person Mr. N Sathish Corporater , Mr. Ravi lake, Secretary of Allalsandra lake who has worked hard to recycle the sewage water. Dr. R. Shanti Iyer, Principal, Dr N S A M FGC also attended the program despite of her busy schedule.
The resource person addressed the gathering and spoke about the recycling of water for other domestic use and to preserve the freshwater for the future generation and also to save the mother earth.
The students’ team organized a campaign to clean the lake surrounding and to collect all plastic covers, bottles and other waste materials. Students also educated the public not to through plastic covers in and around the lake and not to make it dirty as the water can be reused for watering the plants and also used by nearby factories.
The campaign gave a message to all common man to make the world a better place by making their nearby surroundings safe and clean for safer, cleaner and more prosperous future.


Mar 2018

Eco Club Activity - World Forest day

Eco club of Dr.N.S.A.M First Grade College celebrated World Forest Day under the theme “Forests and Sustainable Cities”. This global celebration of forests provides a platform to create awareness about the importance of all types of trees and plants in and around us. To create awareness about the same the Eco-Club team organized a campaign in Yelahanka New Town and many dignitaries namely Mr. Vishwanth, MLA Yelahanka constituency, Mr. Muniraju Ex- corporater Yelahanka ward were invited on 21st March 2018.
Mr. Vishwanath spoke about the celebration at International level in order to increase the public awareness among communities about the values, significance and contributions of the forest to balance the lifecycle on the earth.
After the speech the Eco- Club team gave medicinal plant sapling to the all dignitaries present there and showed the first remark to grow more and more plants. The team further marched along with the dignitaries spreading the awareness to grow plants and also made the public to understand the forest value in their daily lives as an essential element to save the earth.
Totally the whole program was a huge successful one.


Mar 2018

Eco Club Activity - World wild life day

One of the greatest creatures in the world created by god is bird. We find more varieties of birds across the world. Birds need water to survive. Many birds die due to lack of water. In order to create awareness about the conservation of bird species, Dr.N S A M First Grade College in collaboration with “Eco Club” of the college and More Nature Association celebrated World Wildlife Day under the theme "The Future of Wildlife is in Our Hands Save Birds” on 3rd March 2018. The theme was chosen to reinforce the link between wildlife, human activity and sustainable development and to spread the awareness, especially to youths. Allalsandra lake was selected for this purpose. On this occasion Dr N S A M FGC invited a resource person Dr. Sandhya, Senior official, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and also an active citizen. She motivated all the students to create awareness among the general public about the environmental issues especially to save birds.
After the motivational speech placards were distributed to the students to create awareness for saving birds by keeping a bowl of water in their house balcony or terrace so that the birds can come and drink water and save their lives.
The team got a good response from the general public and many shared their views on this life saving activity of wild life.


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