Jammu: Government Degree College Marh, under the patronage of Principal Prof. Aekta Gupta, celebrated ‘World Earth Day’ by organizing different activities in three sessions, under the banner of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahostav’.
The programme started with the welcome address by Dr. Shakun Sharma (Sociology).
Prof. Aekta Gupta, Principal, in her keynote address highlighted the importance of organizing such events for the protection and conservation of environment.
In the Ist session, an activity ‘Campus Bird Count’ was organized by Prof. Sachin Kumar and NSS PO, Prof. Satish Kumar, along with NSS volunteers. During one hour birding, 25 species around the campus were identified and participants were also guided how to identify birds and to take field notes.
In the 2nd session, an online lecture on ‘Role of Civil Society in Sustainable Development’ was organized by Prof. Anjana Chib (EVS). The Resource person for the lecture was Neha Uttam, DISHA volunteer & PhD Scholar from Sociology Department University of Jammu. She spoke about the contribution of DISHA (NGO) in regulating waste management and cleaning of river Tawi, by making of eco-friendly Ganesha, awareness about the sanitary napkins and segregation of household waste. Prof. Anjana Chib, presented the formal vote of thanks and discussed about the importance of waste recycling and composting.
In the 3rd session, an online Intra-college Poster & Slogan competition was organized under the supervision of Prof. Asha Kumari (Geography). Students from different streams of the college participated in this event. All the technical support has been provided by Dr. Saqib Bashir.