The University of Delhi invites the citizens of Delhi and around to the Flower Show and Antardhvani Cultural Festival. The University of Delhi is the most popular university in all of India, attracting students from across the country and world. It is that time of the year again in the university! Antardhvani 2014 is a three days Cultural Fest and Flower show will begin from 14 February 2014 and will continue till 16 February 2014. Promoting clean energy in the university through shift to cycles needs to be encouraged: bicycle ads in India. The DU Antardhvani Cultural Festival was conceptualized and started in 2011 and has become the showpiece event of India's highest rated university. In just two years, it has emerged as the medium for profiling the university’s cultural, sports,
Delhi Greens, in collaboration with Miranda House (DU) and with support from dataserv APAC invite the youth of Delhi and India to the 3rd Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2013), to be held on the 24th and 25th of August 2013 at Miranda House, University of Delhi. Project partners for the Summit include Compassionate Living, Vindhyan Ecology & Natural History Foundation and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) supported South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN). The atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration has now exceeded the 400 parts per million (ppm) level indicating that human impacts on the environment are significantly more than envisaged. This is an alarming bell for all nations and individuals and the youth – who will bear the maximum brunt of this ch
Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh bearing the green flag, being shown the way by the Eco Clubs Coordinator in Delhi Government Dr. B.C. Sabata. This image is metaphorical since interest in environment has been at its peak from the time Shri Jairam Ramesh were appointed the Environment Minister while the tremendously successful decades long Eco Clubs programmes of the Government of Delhi is responsible for environmentally aware and sensitive Delhi youth of today. Our planet today is facing several environmental problems due to an ever increasing population and rapid pace of ‘development’. This calls for developing a responsible behavior towards Nature and Natural Resources and it is now essential to adopt a harmonious and solution-oriented approach towards the environmental i
DU students planting saplings as part of the student initiative for protecting the environment. R. M. Rilke, the Bohemian-Austrian poet once noted, "If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees." What could therefore be better than integrating earth and environment in the education system so as to create an evolved society which is simultaneously deeply rooted and strong. The forms for the University of Delhi undergraduate programme this year became available to the students on 5th June, the World Environment Day! I believe this was a good omen since the new Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) includes a mandatory paper on Environment. For me,"Environment" is everything that surrounds us. And our this surrounding is facing a lot of problem nowa
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) cordially invite all interested to a Panel Discussion on 'Agriculture in India'. The key speakers comprising the panel include Prof. Deepak Pental, Geneticist and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi; Prof. Ashok Gulati, Economist and Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and Dr. Himanshu, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Regional Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Date: 23 March, 2012, Friday Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, NMML Agriculture in India is amidst many a transition. Key aspects of the Green Revolution model are in crisis. There is an active debate on how to raise yields in dry land areas. Even more contested is the
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It is that time of the year again! The University of Delhi invites everyone to the 54th Annual Flower Show of the University, which will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. The venue of the Annual Flower Show will remain, as always, the lawns of the Mughal Garden/ Sports Complex in front of Vice-Chancellor’s Office. The Flower Show is held every year by the university in order to promote interest in nature among the students, staff and teachers of the University, colleges, schools as well as among the residents of the area. Special attraction of the flower show will be beautiful and eye catching species of Cacti, Orchids, Succulents, Herbal Plants, Botanical quiz as well as sale of flowers. Date: 2nd March, 2012 Time: 12.00 PM to 5.00 PM Venue: Mughal
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 06 (starting February 6, 2012) 2012. 1. Colleges to compete in ‘clean Delhi’ drive In an attempt to lend a push for a cleaner city, several colleges of Delhi University will come together for an initiative that will not only see them campaign for a ‘clean Delhi’, but also compete for it. ‘The Lead-Green Initiative’, launched by a private company visualises a clean and green Delhi, starting from college campuses. 2. Mayawati sells 2,400 acres wetlands in Greater NOIDA to Ansals The BSP government in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh is once again caught in a controversial land sale. The state government sold 2,400 acres of wetlands in Greater Noida to a private builder even though the law bars the sale of suc
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among the general public. Each year, the UN declares a theme for celebrating the IDB and the theme for 2011, the International Year of Forests, is Forest Biodiversity. The Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi will be organizing a workshop on Forest Biodiversity on 21st May to commemorate the International Biodiversity Day. Date: 21st May, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 09.00 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Near Wazirabad Village The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit wil...
Have you ever touched the Yamuna? Have you ever entered the Ridge? Are you aware that not only are these two landscape features the life-lines of Delhi, they also provide critical ecosystem services to each one of us without which life would not be the same in the city. If you are, we invite you to come on board the urban ecotourism bus tour this Earth Day, to do a status check of the lifelines of Delhi. If you aren't, hop on still and get introduced to the natural heritage around you. This Earth Day 2011, all of us must take out time to say a BIG THANK YOU to Mother Earth and all that it provides without asking for anything in return. The 'Earth Day' urban ecotour will be an attempt to explore the political ecology of Delhi, and bring the citizens closer to the two lifelines of the...