A major thrust area in the development activities of the university
: The Central University of Kerala (CUK) is all set to restore the glory of the rich biodiversity of the region with the launch of ‘Green the Campus’ programme on its upcoming permanent campus at Periye on Friday.
The campaign to ensure sustained development has been conceived by university Vice-Chancellor Jancy James. She inaugurated the drive by planting a Mahogany sapling. The ‘Green the Campus’ programme will be the major thrust area in the development activities of the educational institution.
While Dr. Jancy inaugurated the programme in the front portion of the sprawling campus expected to come up on 350 acres, a host of students and academics planted saplings in the locality, adjacent to the Kasaragod-Kanhangad stretch of the National Highway No. 17.
University Registrar P. Bhaskaran presided over the function.
The programme was organised by the ‘Green Club’ of the Department of International Relations (IR) in association with the Environmental Science Department and Social Work Department.
The programme commenced with an Earth Song by the students of the IR Department.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Jancy expressed the vision of creating an eco-friendly university to make it the first modern green university in India. She affirmed that the university would be in perfect harmony with nature by giving emphasis to green technologies, environmental-friendly building materials and an environment-sensitive university fraternity.
“Today’s ‘Green the Campus Programme’ was a perfect start of this vision, she said while calling for sustained efforts to ensure the maintenance of an eco-friendly culture in all walks of university life so as to make the institution an ideal place of academic excellence and vibrant campus habitat.
Being a Central University, the CUK has a major responsibility to embed environmental values at the core of its administrative operations and academic mission.
“Sustainability means bringing together diverse segments of our community — students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and neighbours — to improve the university's environmental performance and foster a green campus culture and establish a Green University. Our location is a spectacular region with an abundance of natural resources and biodiversity. We know that the environment sustains the economic, health, and cultural well-being of our communities. This is reflected in our teaching, research, and campus operations,” she said.
Later, the faculty members, administrative staff and the students of the University planted 101 different tree saplings on the boundary of the Periye campus.
Sahad H Nihalil, student convener of Green Club, proposed the vote of thanks.
Programme named Green the Campus Vision of creating eco-friendly university
Programme named Green the Campus
Vision of creating eco-friendly university