STARTED on September 7, 2012, Harithkram - the Environment Society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College has been working on its motto, â€śBEYOND THE BOUNDARIES.â€ť It has constantly been engaged in creating environmental awareness and promoting green and sustainable activities in and around the college. In developing young and budding environmentalists, Harithkram has always stood by its mission to make environmental awareness an inextricable part of the lifestyle of the youth. The members of Harithkram voluntarily contribute their time and brainpower through audacious media campaigns, events, contests and workshops.
The society observes the World Environment Day on June 5 during which an ECO-PLEDGE is administered to all in a special program organized in the college. It celebrates its Foundation Day in the month of September during which it conducts an eco-campaign on important issues related to environment as part of an awareness programme planned out by the Department of Environment under its eco-club activities. The society also organizes various workshops, training and nature trails / field visits for its members. Harithkram also participates in the global initiative started by WWF, the Earth Hour, on the last Saturday of March every year, by switching off lights in the College premises between 8:30-9:30 pm, and by organizing talks and movie screenings before the hour, and fun activities and photography competitions during the one hour.
Harithkram hosts its biennial flagship events â€“ Delhi University Sustainability Forum (DUSF) and Harithkram Model United Nations Environment Assembly (H-MNEA)- every year. They are both inter-College and inter-University events which see overwhelming participation from college and university students, research scholars from Delhi and other cities in India, and also school students. During the recent pandemic, the society also initiated virtual events like Cockatoo (Green Chats) - a bimonthly assembly of budding environmentalists and celebrated a year-long Bio-diversity trail that included several e-talks and e-interactive competitions for the participants. These and other e-initiatives of the society attracted many eminent speakers and Guests from various institutions of national and international reputation.
Every Year, Harithkram invites students to join in their events to sensitize them towards the environment and their surroundings during important environmental dates designated for creating awareness towards environmental issues. Under the skilled direction of its Convener Dr. Shikha Gupta and Staff Advisor Dr. V.A.V. Raman, Harithkram is confronting the difficulties of Environmental Sustainability among Youth and mobilizing them to make the planet more greener via various projects, programmes, and activities. Visit us for further information at www.harithkram.org.
Convener (2022-23) : Dr. Shikha Gupta (2)