Department of Mechanical Engineering, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology appreciates the effort of Aakash Kumar Shah, Shubham Butola & Kotha Vinay of B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, Uttaranchal University for designing and fabrication of an “Off-Road Wheel Chair” as part of their final year project under the supervision of Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Joshi (HOD-Mechanical Engineering Department) who guided the students in designing and fabrication in low cost, off road buggy which carries a load of upto 200 kgs.
A lightweight off-road wheelchair is specifically built for travelling in sandy as well as off-road terrains in rural and less developed areas. The vehicle runs on a battery and does not produce any harmful emissions, designed and built by the team, is aimed at posing a strong challenge to the current generation of many off road vehicles.
Honourable Chancellor, Uttaranchal University Shri Jitendra Joshi, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Uttaranchal University Prof. (Dr.) Dharam Buddhi, Director – Students Affairs & IT Services, Prof. (Dr.) Abhishek Joshi and Dean-UIT Prof. (Dr.) S.D. Pandey encouraged students to carry out such projects having impact on society through the application of engineering knowledge.
School of Agriculture (SOA), Uttaranchal University organized a Social Awareness Programme through Nukkad Natak under the aegis of Eco Club and NSS Unit. The event started at 3:30 pm with the welcome and felicitation of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi by Prof (Dr) Mahipal Singh, Dean, SOA accompanied by Prof (Dr) Sharvan Kumar, Dean, SLA, Prof (Dr) Babu Dharmarajan, Dean, UCHC, Prof (Dr) Sanjeev Saha, Principal Polytechnic, Dr Jitendra Kumar Sinha, HoD, USJMC, Dr Kartikey, Deputy Registrar (Planning & Governance), other dignitaries from different schools and departments, faculty members and students who witnessed the event. Through the Nukkad Natak performance, students of SOA ignited everybody on the current situation of Mother Earth. They created various scenes and explained the scenario at what level the human population had exploited the natural resources on the earth. They suggested methods for conserving the environment which is the only way through which humanity on the earth can be protected. They clarified the misconception of the society that “human beings are capable to save the earth”; actually, we should save ourselves from the bad situations we had created on the earth through urbanization and industrialization. If we can save our life and future from those adverse conditions, then the earth automatically will be saved. We should never forget that nature always gave us all its treasure, but we humans took it injudiciously. We led mother earth to this situation and exploited in all the way. The message was disseminated among all to save nature! Our earth! and humanity! Hon’ble Vice-chancellor appreciated the students’ performance and effort to convey their message through Nukkad Natak, he blessed all the participants and suggested for work honestly towards the conservation of the environment. Mr Jayanti Ballabh persuaded all the attendees to take a pledge to save the earth. The programme was concluded with a Vote of Thanks proposed by the Head of the Department Dr Rajendra Prasad.
World Environment Day was celebrated in the School of Applied & Life Sciences, Uttaranchal University by organizing a seminar on “Circular Economy & Sustainability”. The World Environment has been celebrated every year on June 5th, since the Stockholm Conference of 1972. This year the slogan is “Only One Earth”, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”. This day marks the importance of our natural resources and the initiatives that are required to preserve them, thus creating awareness about the essential need of providing protection to our mother nature. Eco club of Uttaranchal University organized a Seminar on “Circular Economy for Environmental Sustainability,” to mark the celebration of World Environment Day on 6th June 2022.
The event was inaugurated by lamp lighting. Everyone was given a warm welcome by the Coordinator Eco-Cops and Coordinator UNAI, Uttaranchal University, Prof (Dr) Bharti Ramola. She stressed the need for judicious utilization of resources for a sustainable future.
In his welcome address, Dean SALS, Prof (Dr) Ajay Singh, stressed the need to keep our ‘Only Earth’ green and clean. The only planet where all living beings can survive. How all students as Eco- Cops can be a resource to protect our Earth.
The Seminar was joined virtually by the guest speaker, Dr R K Jain, Technical Expert, United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He explained how sustainability goals can be achieved by combining various disciplines and following the circular economy to achieve sustainability.
Vice-Chancellor, Uttaranchal University in his speech stressed the utilization of technology for reducing carbon footprints. The circular economy can be helpful in tackling the global challenges of pollution, climate change, waste management etc.
During the event Dean UIT, Prof (Dr) S D Pandey, Dean SOA, Prof (Dr) Mahipal Singh, Principal UP, Prof (Dr) S K Shah and members of faculty from various colleges of Uttaranchal University, Prof (Dr) Poonam Negi, Dr Waseem Ahmad, Mr Gaurav Negi, Mr Rohit Dhiman, Ms Anamika Thapa, Dr Sadhana Awasthi along with a large number of students were present.
On the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’ a Plantation Drive was organized by Uttaranchal Institute of Management, Uttaranchal University, on 5 June 2021, under the aegis of Globe Club, UIM. The purpose of World Environment Day is to spread awareness about the threat to the environment due to rising pollution levels and climate change. The objective behind this practice is to plant more trees and respect Mother Nature in the process. Dean, UIM Prof (Dr) Pradeep Suri initiated this event by planting the sapling of Indian lilac (Neem).
Prof (Dr) Pradeep Suri informed that the entire university campus comes under Green Campus Project as per the policy of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Central Government, in which all the energy is being obtained through solar energy in the first phase. World Environment Day is the biggest annual event that takes place for positive environmental actions and has been celebrated since 1974. This is the day when every individual can show his love for nature. The day also enables one to be more responsible in the way they deal with their surroundings.
Dr Megha Aggarwal, HoD, Management, Dr Sonal Sharma, HoD, Department of Computer Applications, Mr Rohit Dhiman, Head, Globe Club, and Mr Abhishek Kumar Pathak DIQAC, UIM along with other Faculty Members and students were present on the occasion. All the present members on this occasion planted a sapling.