Students told to spread awareness of ecology

Special Correspondent

Bhoomi Mitra Club inaugurated

Club set up by NSS unit of Santhigiri Siddha college

College is among 78 institutions selected in State

Thiruvananthapuram: Eva Willmann de Donlea, environmental-finance consultant from Australia, has exhorted the student community in Kerala to take the initiative to spread awareness of environment protection and develop it into a movement.

She was inaugurating a Bhoomi Mitra Club set up by the National Service Scheme of Santhigiri Siddha Medical College at Pothencode, near here. The college is one among the 78 educational institutions selected by the Department of Environment, Government of Kerala, to start the clubs under plans to spread environment awareness among youth.

Ms. Donlea, chairperson of the Climate Council International Corporation and Director of Beyond 2012 Pt. Ltd., based in New South Wales, Australia, outlined the role of finance in effectively activating counter measures against climate change. She also exhorted the students to become a new hub of change in the environment protection campaign.

The Santhigiri Research Foundation (SRF) co-sponsored the programme. G. Janardhana Menon, Assistant General Manager, SRF, and P. Hariharan, NSS Programme Officer, were among those present at the function.

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