The Department of English, Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities, conducted a Model Presentation on the occasion of Environment Day. This competition was conducted to engage students to become creative and to realize the need of protecting the environment.
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5th June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issues such as human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption, and wildlife crime. World Environment Day is a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.
The participants were judged by Dr. Jyoti Chawla, Professor and Head of Department of Allied Sciences at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies. She was very appreciative of the participants. Dr. Jayashree Hazarika was the faculty coordinator who dedicatedly encouraged the students to complete their models. Ms. Srishti Rai and Ms. Leeharika Jindal, students of B.A.(Honours) English – 2nd semester were the student coordinators of the activity. Each student did a commendable job and announcing winners was a tough decision.
The first position was bagged by Pargat Deori. The topic for his model was “Waste Management and Importance of 3R”. The model introduced us to the concept of waste management and then went on to highlight the 3R principle of waste management, that is, reduce, reuse, and recycle. The model showcased three examples for each section of the 3R principle.
Two groups held the second position simultaneously. One group was of Leeharika Jindal and Srishti Rai and the other was of Prabhneet Kaur and Vani Jaiswal. The topic for Leeharika and Srishti’s group was “Plastic: A Global Threat”. The model was introduced with the concept that plastic is a threat to our ecosystem and how besides polluting the environment it is also fatal for human beings and wildlife. They further told us how we as citizens can help to cut down the unnecessary production of plastic waste. The topic for Prabhneet and Vani’s group was “Study of a Simple Ecosystem”. An ecosystem is a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms work together to form a bubble of life. They divided their project into three parts showing different aspects of the ecosystem – plant life, animal life, and human life.
The third position was shared between Simarjeet Kaur and Priya Vashisht. The topic for Simarjeet’s model was “Study of mountain areas”. This project focused on the vegetation and plantation in the hilly region. The model was an illustration of the most used farming method in mountain areas, that is, Terrace Farming. The steps formed are the main cultivation areas. The cultivation on these cliffs is the main source of employment for the people in hilly areas. The topic for Priya’s model was “Waste Water Management “. Through her model, she showed us that water is a valuable resource and how the renewal of wastewater can be helpful in many ways.
It was a very interesting and eye-opening event. The HOD of English Prof. Shivani Vashistattended the event andappreciated the students for their hard work and creativity. The Dean of FMeH Prof. (Dr) Maithili Ganjoo also enjoyed the models and showed her pleasure at conducting such varied activities by the Department of English. The students too were wholeheartedly involved in the model presentation and showed their love and awareness towards the Environment.