Swatch Bharath- Walk with Nature:11-08-2018
”God made you, God made me.
God made trees, God made leaves.
God says: please take care of these..”
It’s always fun to help and be with our green friends as they help to keep our environment clean, in purifying air and giving us oxygen to survive.
Students of final year ECE and CIVIL Departments planned to conduct the Swatch Bharath and Walk with Nature campaign in near by Puttaparthi location – Amagundepalyam. Students should always be part of nature along with their academics. Such activities make them to re-energize with the nature. Faculties are also joining the hands of our students to make this event fruitful.
Way back to many years, we had Gurukula System. Now in this modern world, our students would like to taste the essence of the same just for one day to remember those beautiful moments.
Executive Summary of the Report:
- Find the visuals in the Photo Album
- 04 Faculty Coordinators and 85 Engg. Students have participated in this event.
- Location: Amagundepalyam Trekking – Walk with Nature (35 KMS away from campus)
Findings and Suggestions:
The emphasis is not on finding out names or identifying things as one might do on a ‘nature walk’. We find that we must develop the tenacity and patience needed to simply watch nature. Sometimes children are accustomed to the fast paced changes and excitement that nature shows on television can provide. But they soon learn that nature really has its own rhythm and takes time to unfold its movement; it is not an entertainment but more the reward of diligent observation and sustained interest.
After moving to our campus at Puttaparthi, the walks have become even more intense and relevant. They have helped us look at learning and attention in a direct sense. The duration of the walk is from three hours and a half. For a little while, we sit quietly watching the sunset on our own. For some students, this can be quite difficult — though they are silent, their hands remain restless! Even these students do have their quiet moments, when they are touched by the magic happening around them. We reach a beautiful and interesting spot, and spend a long time exploring and climbing. On these occasions, there isn’t necessarily a focus on being quiet. These walks have also helped us get to know our neighbours more closely. Initially, none of the villagers could comprehend our strange and purposeless walks! Over time, we have become a regular fixture in the village surroundings. The students spend a long time playing with and fondling the cattle and their young. We watch and understand the rhythm of the farmers’ lives, and we eat the crops they grow — rice, pulses and fruits.
Team Members: (Faculty Coordinators)
Mr. Anil Kumar TN
Mr. Prasananjeya Reddy