Miranda House and Lotus Greens spread message of sustainability at Tempest 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Source : The Times of India

 

DELHI: Sponsored by Lotus Greens, the real estate company known for its Environment friendly initiatives & Sustainability drive, the annual Miranda House Fest – Tempest, rocked the Delhi University one more time.  The fest appropriately adopted the theme shades of green, to spread awareness on sustainability. The idea of the three vital Rs- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, were utilized in all aspects of the fest from campus decorations to the events. Even the Invites for the fest were handmade and delivered to all the colleges with a sapling each. Truly it was about walking the green talk.

Held at the Miranda House campus between 21st and 22nd February, the fest was a perfect unison of fun, cross-college student activity and cultural programs.  The success of the endeavor can be gauged by highly spirited student participation of more than 10,000 students who came forward in large numbers to connect with the relevance of the theme and took pledges for ensuring a greener, happier & healthier planet.

Green reflected in all that happened at the fest. Old coffee cups collected from around the campus, along with plastic bottles, newspapers, scrap cloth and related stuff found way into works of art – the waste actually added to the appeal and aesthetics of the entire campus. It was widely appreciated and applauded by guests, faculty members & students alike. Most of the Individual events revolved around the theme of sustainability and conservation of environment. The Environment society of Miranda House – ‘vatavaran’, hosted a play on bio-diversity and an exhibition on ‘best-out-of-waste’.  There were other popular crowd pullers like the exhibition showing ways to set up a composting plant in your home garden, and a workshop showing the basics of paper recycling.

A noteworthy and innovative idea was the ‘trash-to-cash’ activity, wherein waste material was given by the college to especially able people, who spent time and effort to create wonderful pieces of art and craft, which was sold by them on the campus during the Fest.

P. Sahel, vice chairman, Lotus Greens, congratulated the students of Miranda House on successful organization of the event saying “Lotus Greens believes that schools, colleges and universities are the best places to equip students with the training and experience they need to create and develop solutions that can have positive sustainability impacts across the world.  It is indeed heartening to see students of different faculties and backgrounds of Miranda House come together in such harmony to show the world how small actions and changes of individual behaviors can help in creating a positive impact on the environment.  This will have a rubbing effect on youth across the country, who will now come forward to become motivated spokes persons of sustainability”.

Devanshi Lall, vice-president of the student union says with a beaming smile “we are proud to practice what we believe in. The world needs engagement of this kind to spread the message about eco-conservation and create awareness. Yes, we actually walked the talk.’’ “I saw re-cycling in a very different way. It has been an eye-opener and been a fusion of fun and learning.” – says Shaily, a first-year geography hons. student. Truly a memorable ‘tempest 2014’ for all.

Overview of Lotus Greens Developers:

Lotus Greens is a diversified group formed to revolutionize urbanization with responsible professionalism. The group is led by some of the most recognized and respected real estate professionals who have come together with a common vision of creating an ethical and credible real estate brand creating value for customers, investors and all stake holders. The group is operating under the brand name of “Lotus Greens”. The group has active interest in commercial developments, hospitality sector, health care sector and education.

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