Environment Cell Presentation
The Environment Cell of NSS, IIT Roorkee organized a presentation cum interactive session on the “artificial causes of degradation of the environment and the ecosystem” at the Kendriya Vidyalaya School 1, Roorkee on October 26, 2013. The session was held for students of Class 9. The attendance was overwhelming with all of the students of Class 9 present in the occasion. Earlier the Environment Cell had done presentations in the nearby sister Kendriya Vidyalaya 2
The session kicked off with a small interactive part about environment and the present scenario being displayed to the students in the form of videos. Later the focus became more serious as pollution was taken up as the topic with various forms of pollution – Land, Air, Water, Noise pollution being discussed with the students. The harmful effects of using polythene and other non-biodegradable artifacts were also inculcated.
The next shift was on the wastage of food and electricity. The fact that about 1/3rd of the world is hungry and 3% of world’s water only is fresh shocked the students as they hit the realization. The students were changed that they must be energy efficient and took oaths to not waste electricity. Finally, the event concluded with a talk-in-the-stage event on the topic “What will I do if I am the PM for 1 day?” which received mixed responses with focus on cleaning India of poverty from the students’ side. Suggestions were given by the presenters on how to celebrate eco-friendly Holi and Diwali by using dry colors and not bursting many crackers. The event concluded thereafter and was a move in the students who were actively discussing on their roles in the society for the future among themselves.