Mangaluru: St Aloysius B Ed College observes World Environment Day

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Jun 6: St Aloysius B Ed College, a premier institute in the field of teacher-training, observed the World Environment Day on Monday, June 5.

Popular environmentalist and activist of Dakshina Kannada District Dinesh Pai Kateel was the chief guest of the programme.


In his speech he shared his views on preservation of environment from deforestation, pollution and destruction. He invited the teacher trainees to become agents of change and ignite passion in the students to conserve their own land and take part in environment-protection movements. He spoke about the need to protect the Western Ghats which is a hotspot of biodiversity. Dinesh Pai Kateel also spoke about the impact on the environment if the Nethravati River water diversion project was implemented.

Fr Eric Mathias SJ, director of the College, focused on the need to protect trees and various natural resources. He shared with the audience the vision of the Jesuit congregation on the lines of care for mother Earth.

The teacher trainees conducted the prayer service and implored God’s blessings on nature. Verses related to nature were read from the Bible, Bhagavad-Gita and Quran. A mime was enacted depicting consequences of human activities pertaining to wastage of water. Dr Farita Viegas, principal, administered the oath towards conservation of the environment.

Jhansi delivered the welcome address, Velony highlighted the significance of World Environment Day, Teena introduced the chief guest to the audience, Fr Johnson proposed the vote of thanks and Ashwin compered the programme. Joshna, staff in-charge, organised the programme.


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  • Marol, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    In spite of so many atrocities for years and years against her, still mother earth is providential to us. But no more we can take that for granted. We have to stop exploiting mother earth. Instead we should repay our debt. Little more concern from each and every one of us can recreate the fertility of mother earth and that will protect human generation for many more years.
    We should stop all that which pollute our environment. If I don't take care of mother earth who else is there to take care of her. My pleasures, my festivals, my celebrations, my profits so on and so forth were only my concerns and all these blinded my sight in seeing what harm I caused for mother earth. Let me take an about turn and stop all those atrocities without which I can be much more happy and healthy. Thank you and God bless each and every one of us.

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  • Flavia dsouza, Nellyady

    Tue, Jun 06 2017

    The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that sum1 else will protect our environment... Let's start Wid ourselves... NC program..

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