ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS COMMITTEE
PRAKRITI KUMBH ’10-11
23 FEBRUARY, 2011
Hans Raj College is a progressive and prominent destination in the country’s education map. This valued reputation is a result of the balanced blend of distinguished performance in the fieldof academics as well as extra curricular activities. Upholding the acclaimed legacy and tradition,Hans Raj College Environment Awareness Committee (EAC), popularly known as HARITIMA aspires to organize it’s annual festival.
Prakriti kumbh, as the word itself symbolizes, is cherishing our environment and spreadingawareness in a festive way . It is to foster the spirit of creativity, intellect and vibrancy that weorganize this festival, year in and year out. Annual festival of Haritima is again round the corner,rising from the eastern horizon on this beautiful institution. The pride of the students of this college and the envy of everyone who cannot be a part of this festival, prakriti kumbh is going bigger and greater and will only get grandeur in the years to come.
The festival is scheduled on 23rd of Feburary 2011. The venue will be the heart of the college, like it has always been! To renew the love and fondness of the students on nature and environment and foster a sense of brotherhood among its students community, haritima has decided on a festival, bringing together the environmental societies of other colleges under PRAKRITI KUMBH ’10-11. Haritima is proud to present to you the annual Hans Raj College Environmental festival ‘PRAKRITI KUMBH 10-11’
Inaugral Talk by Dr. Kasturi Datta
Prof. Kasturi Datta received Ph.D degree in Biochemistry from Calcutta University (1968). After spending several years in USA (1968-1973) as Post Doctoral Research Fellow, she returned to India and joined as pool officers at AIIMS, New Delhi. Prof. Datta started her professional career in 1977 at School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 1985 and Professor in 1993. She became Dean, SES, Jawaharlal Nehru University, performed as Dean at Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2001.
- FICCI Award in the category R&D in Life Sciences, including Agriculture and Biotechnology (2004)
- Twenty-fifth G.P. Chatterjee Memorial Award, Indian Science Congress (2005)
- Basanti Devi Amir Chand Award, ICMR, Government of India, New Delhi (2005)
Fellow Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy
Fellow National Science Academy, Allahabad
Fellow Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
President Environmental Science Section, Indian Science Congress-2002
Member Member of Human Genome Organization (HUGO)
I. UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM
Get ready for some new, innovative event. UNEP, an event which is guaranteed to be an informative experience for the audience, besides the participants earning experience of a never before seen event!
Preliminary Round This round will see purely debate, where the participants way of presenting points will be judged! The concept in this stage is that the participant is given three topics to choose from, on which he will be presenting his views. He will be allotted 4+1 minutes to speak.
The topics for the presentation are:-
Industrial Development in Naxal affected areas
2. Industrial Development in Coastal Regions.
3. This House believes that Mr. Jairam Ramesh is being discriminatory while giving sanction for various projects in environmentally sensitive areas!
Ranking on the basis of this sequence
Important points in the speech mentioned
Level of understanding of the topic
Confidence level of the participant
Analytical approach of the participant
Solutions to the question raised
Presentation of the Topic
A participants’ debating skills will be tested, but marks allotted will be meager 1/10th of the total
6 Participants will be selected for the Final round which promises to be a true test of environmental study of the participant and an educative experience for the audience.
In this stage, a participant will have to, place himself in the shoes of either POSCO representative for getting clearance or an Environmentalist who is opposing the POSCO plan, depending upon the motion he chooses to speak on.
Each participant will be given 5+2 minutes to present his views to the acting Environment Minister. After concluding the speech, he will be subject to the Group Discussion. He will be the leader of the group during the Discussion session and will have to convince the house with his points on the POSCO case within 3+1 minutes. Essentially, in such a discussion, the participants GD abilities, and most importantly, his awareness of POSCO case will be brought to light.
The end result is an interactive, informative session for the audience. For the participants, it will be an experience they will cherish.
It basically stands for United Nation Environment Program. Each team is given a project and they have to argue for the fact if the project is to be passed or not.
There will be two rounds. In the first round each team is given 10+2 mins where they need to put forward three points. Then there will be a open discussion then where other teams can question the team.
Each team should consist of two member.
There will be a prelim round if number of participants are more.
Judgin would be done on the environmental awareness and knowledge of the team. Points would also be given on the approach to the project and the the solutions they give for it.
Marks will also be there for presentation.
II. The Seekers Club (Total Cash Prize Rs. 1500)
In a step forward in hosting new, innovative events, HARITIMA in its effort to spreading Environmental Awareness has decided to start its Flagship Programme, the Seekers Club which during the entire day of the fest, will be organizing events which will act as a Learning Experience for the students assembled at the LP. There are many students who come to college during the fest to gain some new information relating to Environment, This flagship Programme promises to be helpful to these students.
One of the major attraction of this program will be Bouncer Questions. After every 15 minute interval, a Question will be asked to the students assembled at the LP. The first student who gives correct answer will be rewarded.
Spread the Word
Students willing to share information with the audience will be rewarded depending upon the quality of the information. Information can be any news item which did not grab much attention in the Sections of Media. It could be giving personal comments on various Environmental activities. Time given per student will be 1 minute.
III. ESSAY WRITING (Cash Prize Rs. 1000)
The topic is to be choosen for the news notice board that will belaced near by.
Students are free to choose any topic form it and write an article in not more than 250 words.
There will be three prizes 500,300 and 200.
IV. SCAVENGER HUNT (Cash Prize Rs. 3000)
Two people team. Camera is compulsary. The one who will come first after clicking photographs will be the winner.
V.Green Tambola (Cash Prize Rs. 2500)
Normal Tambola with a touch of Green. The numbers put up on the Tambola tickets will be environmentally significant..
VI. Cartoon Sketching( Cash Prize Rs. 1000)
VII. Ad Mad (Cash Prize Rs. 3000)
IX. Face Painting (Cash Prize Rs.1000)
X. Caption Writing (Cash Prize Rs. 1000)
XI. Quiz (Cash Prize Rs. 4500)
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