Thursday, 22 May 2014

अन्तर्राष्टीय जैव विविधता दिवस 2014

आज अन्तर्राष्टीय जैव विविधता दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में इको वन व् विंध्य बचाओ के सदस्यों ने यमुना बायोडायवर्सिटी पार्क का भ्रमण किया। इस भ्रमण का मुख्य उद्देश्य जैव विविधता के बारे में जानकारी प्राप्त करना था।  
Dr. A.K.Singh With Members

यमुना बायोडायवर्सिटी पार्क के वैज्ञानिक डॉ ए. क. सिंह, एक वनस्पतिशास्त्री, जो उन व्यक्तियों में से एक है जो यमुना जैव विविधता पार्क की स्थापना के लिए जिम्मेदार है, ने सदस्यों को जैव विविधता के महत्व के बारे में बताया तथा उसको होने वाले प्रभावों से अवगत कराया। वैज्ञानिक डॉ ए. क. सिंह ने यमुना बायोडायवर्सिटी पार्क के प्रारंभिक परिचय दियाइस ५७ एकड़ में फैले यमुना बायोडायवर्सिटी पार्क में विविध प्रकार की जीव वनस्पति पाये जाते है जिनको यमुना के विभिन्न पार्को से एकत्रित किया गया। 

वैज्ञानिक डॉ ए. क. सिंह ने सभी सदस्यों को यमुना बायोडायवर्सिटी पार्क का भ्रमण कराया तथा यहाँ पाये जाने वाले विभिन्न प्रकार के जीव वनस्पति के बारे में बताया। इस भ्रमण में हमें पार्क से संबंधित कुछ उपयोगी जानकारी पता चला , जैसे कि यहाँ कितनी विभिन्न प्रकार की पौधों, जानवरों, पक्षियों एवं कीड़ों की प्रजातियाँ मौजूद है। हमें इस पार्क के बारे में कुछ आश्चर्य बातें पता चली जैसे कि कैसे यह पार्क कृषि भूमि से एक कार्यात्मक जैव विविधता पार्क करने से बदल गया। 

Members of Eco1 BHU & VindhyaBachao
भ्रमण के पश्चात सदस्यों ने इको वन एवं विंध्य बचाओ के द्वारा किये गए कार्यो के बारे में बताया। सभी सदस्यों ने डॉ ए. क. सिंह का धन्यवाद दिया। इस भ्रमण कार्यक्रम को सफल बनाने में देबादित्यो सिन्हा, शेखर जैन, प्रदीप कुमार, मुकेश कुमार एवं राज मौर्या का योगदान रहा।

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ECO MANIA II: Prize Distribution Gala!!!

15th April 2014, R.G.S.C: In yet another event of Eco1-BHU, the prize distribution of ECOMANIA II was held at Farmer’s Hostel and was presided by the O.S.D Dr. R.P. Singh, Chief Proctor Dr. Somu Singh, Dr. Anil Kr. Pandey and Mr. Vijai Krishna chaired the event. 

ECOMANIA II was held from 3rd March- 10th March 2014. This environment oriented Annual Competition focuses on encouraging creativity/innovation among students and in the process, imparting them environmental awareness. Many competitions like painting, slogan-writing, essay writing, poetry etc. not only allowed the students to exercise their intellectual soft skills but also innovative competitions like “Kabaad Se Jugaad” and photography allowed active involvement of the competitors.

The Prize Ceremony started as custom dictates with the BHU KULGEET. It was followed by the screening of three documentary movies namely “Vindhyan Scourge”, “The Miracle Water Village”, “The Vanishing Giants” which depicted various environmental problems ranging from the plight of Vindhyan region to the poaching of elephants and watershed management.

A pictorial presentation about ‘Eco1 BHU’ was presented eloquently by Saptarshi Dey explaining various aspects and activities of Eco1 BHU. His presentation was rightly backed by N. Manish’s speech which clearly stated various future aspirations for the participation of more active members and rigor actions to ascertain Eco1 BHU’s motto.
Dr. A.K Pandey, Asst. Prof. IESD, gave an insightful speech on the various possibilities by which Eco1 BHU can help the water scarce district of Mirzapur, especially villages nearby to BHU RGSC Campus. Eco1 BHU has to think not only about the campus RGSC but also utilize the intellectual knowledge of its able members in propagating environmental awareness amongst the people of nearby villages.  He emphasized on active participation of members in a more systematic and regular basis.
Dr. Somu Singh, Chief Proctor shared his past experience with Eco1 BHU. He shared some past achievements of Eco1 BHU like banning polythene bags in the campus. He opined that Eco1 BHU should initiate cultured practices which can be passed on to future batch and hence leading to stronger “eco-ethics” and eco-friendly practices in the campus. He gave many valuable notes on practicing eco-friendly methods like switching off lights when not in use, irrigating the saplings and taking care of them so as to make this campus into a green oasis in this barren and rocky terrain. He assured all possible help of teachers and faculties in future endeavors of Eco1 BHU and suggested more apparent contribution of members for Eco1 BHU.

Mr. Vijai Krishna, Asst. Prof IESD and adviser of Eco1 BHU advised the members to become inspiration for other students. He explained how Eco1 can be a non-formal source for environmental education.  He gave an approach of “Preach What You Practice” for environmental awareness. He asked the students to lead by action, creating healthy eco-friendly trends themselves so as to set an example for others. The event was elegantly hosted by Chitra Pokharia. The audience consisted of members and enthusiastic participants of EcoMania 2014. Finally the function was concluded with distribution of prizes to winners in various events of Eco Mania. 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

EARTH HOUR: Celebrating Darkness for Future Brightness

Now-a-days it has become quite a trend to discuss about Environmental issues. Be it technical, social, academic, and even commercial and economical, fraternity from all the above spheres and more are coerced not only to consider the issues of Environment, but to act towards solving those issues. Environment has now taken the centre stage amongst the masses. And it arouses both concern and a sense of responsibility amongst the public notion. Rightly so too, because our Environment has never been so gravely threatened as it is now. It’s not simply about air pollution, water pollution; Environmental issues have now crossed International boundaries. Be it Global Warming or frequent climate disparages. Threat to environment is now considered a threat to not only humans and animals but a threat to Life.
Many concerned people are actively participating in invoking steps to safeguard our Environment. People from all social strata and all hemispheres are joining hands against saving our Earth from destruction.  Many innovative steps are being taken to spread awareness amongst masses regarding environment. One such step is Earth Hour.
Earth Hour’s was first celebrated on 31st March 2007 in Sydney Australia. It was started by WWF-Australia with the aim to spread a message amongst masses that even a small change in our day-to-day lifestyle may bring about a lot change in the environment. Many time, people are flabbergasted by the enormity of the issues related to environment, to some it may even sound almost impossible to follow measures to safeguard environment. In order to make the notion of safeguarding environment simpler, and to reach to maximum people to contribute, Earth Hour seems to be an effective step. And from its inception in 2007, Earth Hour has become a really successful annual event. In 2013 only, more than 154 countries and 7002 cities pledged to switch off as many unwanted lights. The list goes on if we actually keep a tab. Many may ask how switching off light for only one hour can can contribute to environment. In 2013 only, India switching off light in 54 cities in Earth Hour saved 1000MW of electricity. To produce 1000 MW electricity,   approximately 3000 ton of fuel is burnt to vaporize 5096 liters of water. This is just a gross estimate; the actual value can actually increase. So we can guess how a small step of switching off light for 60minute can be helpful for the environment.
Earth hour doesn’t mean complete black out. It’s more a symbolic step, which seeks to bring about awareness among the masses that even a small step like switching off the light of a room before exiting, can actually impact on the environment. This event’s all about the awareness amongst people which is much required because safeguarding our environment is not a mammoth task, all it requires is a genuine will and step by step action towards issues in micro level. It is as much the responsibility of individuals as it is the responsibility of big industries and corporate houses.
If you really want to contribute to safeguard the Environment, start from your own house or office. Save energy, save water, save papers, save trees. These small contributions do matter for our Environment. Earth Hour represents this philosophy. Let’s turn the inspiration of an hour to action for our every hour. Switch Off your lights and enjoy the darkness!!!

 By: Debasis Ray 
1st Year M.Sc.(Tech)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Earth Hour celebration in RGSC,BHU by Students and Members of Eco1 BHU Club

Students during Earth Hour Celebration
Earth Hour 2014 was celebrated in the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University (RGSC, BHU) with much zealous and pompous way. Students gladly participated in celebrating this hour (8:30PM - 9:30PM). They gladly switched of all the lights of their room. Even though exams lurking before them, students didn't hesitate to participate.

Lights in all hostels of RGSC BHU were switched off. Students went out of their rooms and gathered in front of their hostels to show their unity and willingness to participate and celebrate the earth hour. During this, students taken oath of doing this in future for saving energy.

Oath ceremony for Earth Hour 

This step of the students of RGSC BHU only reaffirms their pledge to make their campus not only Zero Waste, Clean Campus but also Energy Efficient Campus. The events were initiated and coordinated by members of Eco1 BHU club. In making this campaign successful, all students from different departments of RGSC BHU taken part enthusiastically.  

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Students of RGSC sent Petition to Ministry of Enviornment and Forests against proposed Thermal Power Plant near the campus

The concerns regarding the impact of proposed thermal power plant by M/s Welspun Energy from the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus is now becoming larger. After the Registrar, Banaras Hindu University wrote to Ministry of Environment and Forests in September, 2013 - more than 550 students of the South campus sent a petition alleging the company on issues as follows:

1. The Public Hearing was not communicated to us and hence, we could not register our objections.

2. The EIA report has no mention about the BHU South Campus despite the fact that it lies within 10 Km of the project site and no impacts of the project on the university campus is been discussed.

3. Whereas, the Upper Khajuri dam is to be used and 40,00,000 liters of water is to be pumped, there is no mention of the river Khajuri and the impacts on this river due to the proposed thermal power plant. Company has also mentioned about filling up the Upper Khajuri dam with water from Ganges. There is no doubt that all these activities will danger the existence and water quality of the river but the Lower Khajuri dam is also under great danger as our drinking water supply is from Lower Khajuri dam. Wyndham fall and Kharanja fall are integral part of the River Khajuri and Upper Khajuri dam is the source of the river, impact on which finds no mention in the EIA report.

Apart from being a tourist place-Khajuri River, Wyndham fall and Kharanja fall is an important part of the culture and life of the students of BHU South Campus. We visit the places very frequently and has been taking care of these water falls including its cleanliness with Forest Department. Hence, we won't tolerate any kind of alteration to the river source and its quality.

Official email was sent on March 10th, 2014 and the hard copy was being submitted at Ministry's office in Delhi today. Following is the receipt of the letter:

The petition can be downloaded from the following link

For all EIA related documents, representations and reports regarding the proposed thermal power plant one can download them from

Saturday, 8 March 2014


The last date of submission of your entries has been extended to 10th March, 2014.


It is to inform that there would be several competitions to be organized by Eco One which are described as follows:

1. POWER OF WORDS (Slogan Writing)


3. SHOOT IT! (Free Photography Competition)

4. KABAAD SE JUGAAD (Best Out of Waste Competition)


The entries for Painting/Sketching and Best Out of Waste shall be submitted to Hostel Ambassadors. For the contact list of Hostel Ambassadors please visit the 'Reach Us' page. 

Sunday, 2 March 2014




It is to inform that there would be several competitions to be organized by Eco One which are described as follows:

1. POWER OF WORDS (Slogan Writing)


3. SHOOT IT! (Free Photography Competition)

4. KABAAD SE JUGAAD (Best Out of Waste Competition)


The entries for Painting/Sketching and Best Out of Waste shall be submitted to Hostel Ambassadors. For the contact list of Hostel Ambassadors please visit the 'Reach Us' page. 

The last date to submit your entries is 8th March, 2014.


The judgement for best entries would be done by a committee constituting Wardens, Teaching staff and any other persons appointed by Eco One Management Council. The decision of judges would be final. The entries once submitted to Eco One would be property of Eco One and can be used for useful purposes giving due credit. 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

इको वन ने चलाया "पर्यावरण जागरूकता अभियान"

राजीव गांधी साउथ कैंपस के इको वन संस्था द्वारा मिर्ज़ापुर स्थित "बाल विकास विद्या मंदिर" में "पर्यावरण जागरूकता अभियान" आयोजित किया गया जिसके अंतर्गत व्याख्यान, चित्रकला प्रतियोगिता, निबंध प्रतियोगिता एवं प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता ( क्विज ) का आयोजन किया गया ।
 विद्यालय के कक्षा 1 से कक्षा 12  तक समस्त विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया । कक्षा 1 से कक्षा 6 तक के चित्रकला प्रतियोगिता, कक्षा 7 से कक्षा 12 तक के लिए निबंध एवं प्रश्नोत्तरी ( क्विज ) प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया ।

Eco1 Team with School Principle 

विद्यालय के प्रधानाचार्य ने इको वन संस्था के द्वारा आयोजित इस कार्यक्रम की खुलकर प्रशंसा की एवं धन्यवाद् दिया । प्रधानाचार्य महोदय ने कहा कि उनकी इच्छा है कि इको वन संस्था द्वारा इस तरह के कार्यक्रम पुन: आयोजित कराये जाये, इससे विद्यालय के बच्चों एवं अध्यापकों का मनोबल बढ़ेगा तथा सभी पर्यावरण कि स्वच्छता एवं रक्षा के लिए जागरूक होंगे । 

                  Eco1 members                                    addressing students
             during their awareness                                    program

विद्यालय के प्रधानाचार्य एवं समस्त अध्यापक,  कर्मचारियों  ने इस कार्यक्रम को आयोजित करने में भरपूर सहयोग दिया । सभी प्रतियोगिता के विजेताओं को इको वन संस्था द्वारा सम्मानित किया गया । इस कार्यक्रम में इको वन के रविकांत , प्रदीप ,योगेन्द्र, संघमित्रा , नीलू , चित्रा , मनीष ,  दिव्या , प्रतिमा , शशि,  मुकेश, राज, निशा, सप्तऋषि, प्रतीक्षा, जसविंदर, विवेक,  रजनीश, मृदु ने आयोजित करने में अपना महत्त्वपूर्ण सहयोग दिया ।  

Students in quiz competition
Students in drawing competition

Eco1 members while distributing prizes

Sunday, 2 February 2014

ईको वन ने किया खड़ंजा फॅाल का संरक्षण

Volunteers of Eco1 Cleaning Kharanja Fall
विश्व नम भूमि के अवसर पर ईको वन संस्था के सदस्यों ने खड़ंजा फॅाल तथा उसके आसपास के क्षेत्र की स्वच्छता का जिम्मा उठाया। इस मौके पर मिर्जापुर के क्षेत्रीय वन अधिकारी आदर्श कुमार जी उपस्थित थे। आदर्श कुमार जी ने ईको वन संस्था द्वारा की गयी इस पहल की खुलकर प्रशंसा की। उन्होंने ईको वन संस्था से जुड़े सभी सदस्यों का मनोबल बढ़ाया एवं पूर्ण सहयोग देने का आश्वासन दिया। आदर्श कुमार जी ने कहा कि ईको वन संस्था द्वारा मिर्जापुर एवं आसपास के क्षेत्रों में इस तरह के कार्यक्रम होते रहने चाहिए। इससे पर्यावरण को स्वच्छ बनाने हेतु सभी का ध्यान आकर्षित होगा एवं लोग पर्यावरण के प्रति जागरूक होंगे। खड़ंजा फॅाल की साफ सफाई का अभियान डॅाअनिल कुमार पांडेय, देवादित्य सिन्हा एवं शिशिर कुमार की देखरेख में सम्पन्न हुआ एवं इसमें मुकेश, विनोद, सुभाष, मनोज, रजनीश, मनीष, अमित, प्रीति एवं अन्य पचास से अधिक विद्यार्थियों ने हिस्सा लिया। ईको वन संस्था द्वारा गत तीन वर्षों में इस तरह के कई कार्यक्रम विन्ध्य क्षेत्र में सम्पन्न हो चुके हैं। अब तक ईको वन संस्था से ३०० से अधिक लोग जुड़ चुके हैं। यह संस्था 'विन्ध्य बचाओ' एनजीके साथ मिलकर विन्ध्य क्षेत्र की पर्यावरणीय जैव विविधता को बनाये रखने के लिए कार्यरत है।

Members of Eco 1 at Kharanja Fall

Sunday, 26 January 2014


On the 65th Republic Day, A Cleanliness Drive was organised in the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus of BHU by ECO1. This event was attended by more than 50 student volunteers who reaffirmed their resolution of making RGSC campus “A Clean Campus, Zero Waste Campus”.

Members of Eco1 during cleanliness drive
ECO1, the organizing club celebrated its 3rd anniversary on this day. A student initiated club in collaboration with Vindhya Bachao Campaign,ECO1 has more than 350 registered members. It has been actively participating in preserving the environmental serenity and biodiversity of the beautiful BHU Campus. Dr. D.M.Singh, Dr. S.N.Singh and Dr. A.K.Singh have attracted praiseworthy words from leading environmentalists and social workers. It was founded by the Students of RGSC and they  participated in this event showing their dedication for a Clean and Environment friendly campus.
Officer On Special Duty Addressing Members of Eco1

The cleanliness event was presided over by the OSD of RGSC, Prof. R.P. Singh who was accompanied by Dr. D.M.Singh, Dr. S.N.Singh and Dr. A.K.Singh. Prof. R.P .Singh, with whose blessings ECO1 was started, showed his appreciations for the participation of students and advised them about the importance of a clean environment. He emphasized that a clean and healthy environment is a pivotal pre-requisite for the proper development of intellectual and wisdom of the students. He also heard various suggestions from the students regarding proper waste management and cleanliness of the RGSC Campus. He assured expedite action and his full cooperation in this regard.