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Department of Life Science kept its tradition of organizing various educational and cultural activities for students. Eco-club organized its annual fest Eco-saksham, which witnessed an enthusiastic participation from students across various departments of the college. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Vijay Laxmi Pandit, respected Principal of the college. The fest was organized on the occasion of World Forest Day, that is, March 21. 2014, and the initiative of planting medicinal plants such as Ocimum basilicum (Basil), Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor),Rauvolfia serpentine (Indian snakeroot), Cymbopogon sp. (Lemon grass), Lavandula sp. (Lavender),Bryophyllum, Ephedra Bacopa monnieri (Indian pennywort), etc. in the college campus was taken for the first time in the college history by the respected Principal of the college. The guest speaker Dr. B. C. Sabata, Senior Scientific Officer, from Ministry of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, held an interactive session on the current environment issues with students. A houseful of students participated in the session and even cleared their queries.
The Convenor of the Eco Club is Dr. Ruchi Jain and the members are Tapasya Tomer, Shweta Aggarwal and Sana Rehman. The Eco Club organized one day educational trip to Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) in the month of March 2016. The Yamuna Biodiverstity Park has become a home for biologically rich wetlands, grassland communities, a wide variety of fruit yielding species and an abundance of medicinal herbs. The Park also comprises a native flora and fauna which used to exist 100 years ago and then became extinct locally. It further acts as a natural conservation site for specific group of endangered plants. The Yamuna Biodiversity Park is presently spread over an area of approximately 457 acres near Wazirabad Village on the flat alluvial plains of the Yamuna.
Eco-Club also conducted a drive for naming the major trees along with their botanical name present in the premises of Rajdhani College. Botanical names can help students to unlock critical information about plants surrounding them.
Everything around us can be labelled as biodegradable or non-biodegradable. Peels of banana, chicken bones and leaves are samples of biodegradable substances. Candy wrappers, cans and Styrofoam are not biodegradable. Somehow, things may confuse us whether they are biodegradable or non-biodegradable. That’s a risk to take and the environment can be at threat. Therefore, knowing what biodegradable and non-biodegradable are can help prevent air and water pollution. Separating wastes the right way can certainly provide solution against these environmental issues. For the separation of biodegradable waste and non-biodegradable waste Eco Club has taken initiative by keeping dustbins for both the categories of waste in the campus of Rajdhani College.