World Earth Day: Eco Club Inaugurated In Amar Singh College

Riyaz Ul Khaliq


One day seminar on eve of World Earth Day was organized by the Eco Club of Amar Singh College Monday. The principal of the college, Prof MY Pirzada formally launched the Eco Club on the occasion and emphasized the students to make their campus look clean and green. He also assured full support to the Club and later dedicated a park to Eco Club to be developed as Eco Park.

On the occasion, renowned scientist and founder HOD, Department of Geo Physics, Prof Ismail told the jam packed audience that they should not fear the notion of ‘Climate Change’. He said, “Climate Change is the brainchild of West so as to loot the resources of this part of world.” Every year it is celebrated on April 22.

Prof Ismail said that people should be concerned about the immediate surroundings besides creating hue and cry on what is beyond their hands. “It is natural. Climate change can’t be challenged by people. People should focus on immediate environment.” Showing details of environmental hazards in his power point presentation, Prof Ismail emphasized on students to keep their college and localities clean.

“Haphazard human intervention has degraded our environment so you are the future of our nation. You need to take lead in making your campuses and localities green and clean,” Prof Ismail, who is also the alumni of Amar Singh College, asked the students.

The Eco Club in its endeavor to make people aware about weather happenings, had invited valleys award winning Scientist, Himayun Rashid from valley’s Remote Sensing Department who gave details that how remote sensing works. He also showed pictures of fast developing urbanization in valley.

Prof (Dr) Wilayat Rizvi, HOD Zoology, ASC, in his lecture dwelt upon the environmental issues concerning Valley.
Convener, Eco Club, Amar Singh College, Prof Fouzia Fatima on the side lines of the function told Kashmir Life that they wanted to make Amar Singh College to look green and clean, though they have staff but they wanted to involve students who could use the training in their respective localities.

“We wanted to use our own human resource in the form of students to make our campus look clean and green. In order to do it in discipline, we formed Eco Club. We feel the students enrolled will make their localities environment friendly,” Dr Fouzia told Kashmir Life.

Meanwhile, for the first time in its recent history, officials of Amar Singh College held an open Teacher-Student meet. The purpose of the meeting was to impress upon the students to follow the rules and regulations in letter and spirit.

To appear in the final exams, a student has to pass internal exams and should have at least 75% of attendance. “The rules have changed now. A student appearing in his final exams have to pass internal assessments. Besides, he should have 75% of attendance”, Principal ASC, Prof MY Pirzada informed the students. There was no internal assessment scheme till recently in the college.

The principal asked the students help in building a harmonious environment in the college.


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