The students of the Minor Course, ‘Science of Sustainable Living’, inspired by what they were learning, decided to form an environment club at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. The club, named ‘Jeevanam’, was formally launched on 24 November 2020 at a small online function.
The brief function started with a prayer by Deekshitha Muthukumar (Third-year B.A. Sanskrit). Keerthi Mukundan, (Third-year B.A. Applied Psychology) welcomed everyone. The faculty advisor Dr. Bindu M. P. introduced the Chief Guest Shri P. T. Thomas, MLA. Shri Thomas inaugurated the Club and in his inaugural address stressed the importance of environment clubs and their activities for the protection of the environment. Further, he spoke about the importance of saving our natural resources. He entreated the students to plant more saplings, save water and to achieve more things as Indians.
The President of Jeevanam, Arathy Avinash (Second-year B.B.A.) introduced the resource person Shri Srinivas A., an environmentalist and independent researcher from Tamil Nadu. Shri Srinivas delivered a lecture on ‘Environmental Awakening’. In his talk he stressed the importance of environmental awakening among youth and motivated the audience to engage actively in all initiatives for protecting the environment. It was an inspirational talk and was well received by the audience. The programme ended with a vibrant discussion on environmental issues.
Krishnendu K. K. (Third-year B.A. Sanskrit), Dean of Faculty Prof. Gauri Mahulikar, Prof. Radha Mohan, Head of Department of Education and Shri M.N. Sundar, Executive Secretary, CVV Trust, graced the function. The programme ended successfully with vote of thanks by the Club Secretary Sumimol Elias (Second-year B.A. Applied Psychology).
Club President: Arathy Avinash (S.Y.B.B.A.)
Secretary: Sumimol Elias (S.Y.B.A. Applied Psychology)
Treasurer: Blessan Rajan (T.Y.B.A. Applied Psychology)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bindu M.P., Assistant Professor, Department of Education