The Eco – Club has been named in the honour of Amrita Devi who was the first woman of Chipko Movement (a forest conservation movement) to sacrifice her life while trying to save the trees in Chamoli (a village in Rajasthan).

 Objectives:

 •  To generate awareness among students regarding deteriorating condition of the environment.

 •  To inculcate environment friendly habits amongst the students.

 • To help students and staff to disseminate the message of conservation of nature viz; water conservation, judicious use of fossil fuels and electricity, afforestation etc. and to promote such activities which arrest the degradation of nature

 

Activities:

  •  Observance of Earth Day (22nd April)

Significance:  Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22nd to build a clean, healthy, pollution – free world for generations to come. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 and marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

  OBSERVANCE OF EARTH DAY

 Date: 23rd April, 2015.

 A programme was conducted to commemorate Earth Day with the message that we need to nurture and cherish our Earth and pass it on safe and clean to the future generations. A seminar was also organised on ‘ANNIHILATION OF NATURE – PAST AND PRESENT’ in which the speaker was Dr. Bhabani Shankar Joardar – Ex – HOD of Bishnupur Ramananda College and Ashutosh College ( Zoology Department) and HOD of Dept. of Environmental Science, CU, which was followed by plantation of saplings of herbal and medicinal plants.

 • Observance of World Environment Day (5th June)

  Significance: World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June throughout the world to raise global awareness about the protection of nature and Planet Earth.

 Amrita Devi Eco – Club organised the Environment Day on 5th June, 2015 to sensitize students about the need to save Mother Earth from becoming a scorched planet due to escalating global warming.

 HIGHLIGHTS:

  Ø A speech on global warming by Dr. Sovan Kumar Panda (Dept. of Electronics, Bidhan Chandra College)

 Ø  Srutinatok – ‘Balai’; based on a short story of Rabindranath Tagore

 Ø  Plantation of shady plants in tubs and distribution of the same among different departments for maintenance. 

 

Observance of National Science Day (28th February)

 Significance: National Science Day is celebrated in India each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Sir C.V. Raman in 1928. The day is celebrated every year to spread the significance of scientific application in daily life.

 Amrita Devi Eco – Cub and Science Club jointly observed the day on 27th February, 2016.

 HIGHLIGHTS:

  Ø  A seminar on climate change by Emeritus Professor Dr. M.N. Jana of Dept. of Geography, North Bengal University.

 Ø  A lecture on Raman Effect by Prof. Masood Karim Sarkar of Dept. of Physics, Bidhan Chandra College.

 Ø  A science quiz for students.

 Ø  Display of posters and models on scientific matters by the students of Geography, Economics, Electronics and Computer Science.