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World Environment Day - 2017

SWACHHTA PAKHWADA
From 1st to 15th June 2017.
Detailed Report

           ENVIS centre at the Department of Zoology, University of Madras, Chennai has organized fortnight awareness campaign, regarding Swachhta Pakhwada for implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission from June 01st – June 15th, 2017. During this campaign, the centre conducted several awareness programmes at Snake Park, Madhya Kailash traffic signal, IT Express Highway, Adyar Bus Stand and various other public places in Chennai, Tamilnadu. The campaign was focused on thrusting the importance of sanitation among the common people. Pamphlets and stickers related to conservation, pollution, bioremediation, biodegradation, recycling of waste products etc. associated to public health and environment management were distributed to the public. Many people were sensitized with the awareness programme that the centre had focused on and they interacted with the ENVIS Team for sustainable solution that could be followed in their day today life. Peddlers, Motorist, pedestrians, traffic policemen, bikers, auto rickshaws, MTC buses and many people were approached for creating awareness and encouraged them to involve in the same during this 2 week event. We received food appreciation for our activities from the public and many gave their assurance that they would try their best efforts in proper environment management.

           As a part of the above campaign, World Environmental Day was also celebrated with full enthusiasm by children and public which was organized by the ENVIS centre at Snake Park on June 5th, 2017 on the resolute theme of ‘Connecting people to Nature’. Visitors such as children, youths and parents and workers of the park eagerly participated in the campaign and assured to take up its drives to make their surrounding green, conserve natural resources, preserve nature and use ecofriendly products. Mr. R. Rajarathinam, Director, Snake Park & Dr. C Arulvasu, Cordinator, ENVIS inaugurated World Environment Day Celebrations by distributing Knowledge Resource Products to public. Dr. G. Karuna Sagaran, Scientist, ENVIS and Dr. S. R. Ganesh, Scientist, Snake Park later preceded the events with the help of the ENVIS team and Snake Park staff. In order to gain the attention of the public and popularize the centre various instruments such as notebook covers, labels, awareness stickers (endorsed with ENVIS logo) and drinking water (200 liters) were provided free to the visitors. On the particular day about 1000 visitors were given awareness and as an outcome many showed their interest in preservation of environment. Dr. S. Paulraj, IFS, Visited our stall at the campaign and browsed through various information products kept at the display and found it to be impressive. He appreciated our activities and encouraged the ENVIS team to conduct more such events at the park and other public places.

World Environment Day 2017 at Shakes Park, Chennai. World Environment Day 2017 at Shakes Park, Chennai. World Environment Day 2017 at Shakes Park, Chennai. ENVIS Team celebrating World Environemt Day Programme at Shakes Park, Chennai. ENVIS Team with Mr. R. Rajarathinam, Director, Chennai Snake Park celebrating World Environemt Day Programme at Shakes Park, Chennai. World Environment Day Information Products Mr. R. Rajarathinam, Director, Snake Park Chennai issuing Environment Day information product to the children at Shakes Park, Chennai. ENVIS Staffs interact with parent & children and issuing Environment  awareness product to the at Shakes Park, Chennai. ENVIS Staffs interact with parent & children and issuing Environment  awareness product to the at Shakes Park, Chennai. ENVIS Staffs interact with parent & children and issuing Environment  awareness product to the at Shakes Park, Chennai. Dr. C. Arulvasu, ENVIS Coordinator issuing Environment Day information product to the children at Shakes Park, Chennai. Dr. G. Karunasagaran, Scientiest - D, ENVIS Centre,Appreciate that boy Dr. G. Karunasagaran, Scientiest - D, ENVIS Centre, interact with children and explanting the environmental issues Dr. G. Karunasagaran, Scientiest - D, ENVIS Centre, interact with children and explanting the environmental issues ENVIS Staffs interact with parent & children and issuing Environment  awareness product to the at Shakes Park, Chennai. Dr. S. Paulraj, IFS., Visit our Stall at Chennai Snake Park at the time of World Environment Day 2017 Dr. S. Paulraj, IFS., Visit our Stall at Chennai Snake Park at the time of World Environment Day 2017 Loyola College Students collect the Environment  awareness poster form Dr. G. Karunasagaran, Scientiest - D, ENVIS Centre ENVIS Staffs interact with parent & children and issuing Environment  awareness product to the at Shakes Park, Chennai. ENVIS Staffs interact with parent & children and issuing Environment  awareness product to the at Shakes Park, Chennai.
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