Investiture Ceremony and an Informative talk on Vertical Gardening and Landscaping
The long-awaited investiture ceremony for Nucleus, the science forum and Caarma, the eco club of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) - School of Sciences, was organised on 14th September 2022. The event started with Mr. Upendra Sharma, the convener, introducing the forum and its core committee members. Dr. Altaf Ali and Dr. Sandeep Chawan handed out badges to all members of the core committee. The event was followed by an interesting talk on Vertical Gardening and Landscaping by Mr. Mathews P. Raj, Assistant Professor - Department of Life Sciences.
Mr. Mathew briefed the audience about landscape and its importance. He highlighted important aspects of landscaping and how the mindset of the person designing the landscape determines its features. In a brief presentation, he showcased different types of natural and manmade landscapes, terrariums, and aquariums, and the various elements utilised in the landscape. The historical, social, economic, and ecological significance of landscaping and its maintenance was demonstrated with examples and case studies. The discussion placed a strong emphasis on the relationship between preserving naturally formed landscapes and maintaining the ecological balance.
Later, the speaker gave a few examples of endemic flora and fauna and explained their roles in enhancing and blending with surroundings to form natural landscapes and maintain the ecological balance. Many students from various departments attended the informative session. The event concluded with a vote of thanks to the speaker.
The growing consumption of junk food and inactive lifestyle promote poor health. In this fast-paced and technology-driven era where comfort is always the priority, it becomes of crucial significance that mindful eating habits and lifestyles are adopted. To spread awareness about physical well-being and diversely emphasise the significance of health, Antaral - Pause and be the Change, a prominent student society of the School of Commerce organised HEAL - Healthy Eating, Activity, and Lifestyle on 13th September 2022. The event comprised two segments, cooking without fire and fitness challenges.
In the cooking without fire segment, the students learnt culinary skills appreciating the hard work put into cooking. The activity aimed to provide a platform for students to showcase their talents and explore new areas of interest. The students prepared a wide range of healthy dishes. The dishes were served artistically and aesthetically.
The winners of the cooking without fire section:
Manvi and Nitya
Gagana and Sathiya
Balaji Raj and Chanadhana
The winners were provided with coupons by our nutrition partner, Shot Circuit.
The fitness challenge aimed to immerse students in the challenge and a positive environment. It acted as a great initiative to infuse a little life into the existing exercise routine of participants and spice things up. In this section, the participants had to perform planks, push-ups, lunges, burpees, and single-leg stands to showcase their fitness levels.
The winners of the fitness challenge section:
The winners were provided coupons from our fitness partner, Finix Fitness.
The event improved public knowledge of different kinds of food and their benefits. It also conveyed the idea that sustaining physical health or fitness routine leads to enhanced mental health.
Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organised its product launch event on 9th September 2022 at the university campus. The mega event witnessed the participation of 190 volunteers, along with 18 sponsors' stalls and 1 Enactus Product Exhibition stall. The chief guests for the event were Ms. Vani Murthy, founding member of the Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT) and Ms. Ibadat Jishtu, Enactus India Programme Manager and Consultant - Enactus Global. At the Product Launch 2022, Enactus officially announced its upcoming endeavours and projects. Additionally, it offered a short rundown of every project undertaken by the forum in the previous year. This academic year, seven projects that are beneficial to society, the economy, and the environment have been successfully launched. The forum aims to contribute to a better and more sustainable future through these initiatives.
Upon the arrival of Ms. Vani Murthy and Ms. Ibadat Jishtu the event began with a torch lighting ceremony. Soon after, Enactus and the event, Product Launch, were introduced by the emcees to the audience, followed by an inaugural dance by Aditi S. Khasnis, a member of Enactus. Ms. Vipanchi V, Faculty Supervisor - Enactus JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), introduced the esteemed Chief Guests, Ms. Vani Murthy and Ms Ibadat Jishtu, after which they were called upon the stage to address the gathering. A film documentary that provided an overview of all Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) past year projects and events was shown.
The seven projects for 2022–2023 were introduced one at a time, with the chief guests transferring leadership to the project heads at each stage.
Project Rangde: The initiative attempts to break through the textile business with a novel and ecological idea by dying fabrics with floral waste and making them into cloth bags, pouches, and scrunchies.
Project Kalaa: A programme that helps replenish the declining flora while addressing the problem of expanding paper trash. The goal of this project is to create standard stationery items that are made from recycled paper and contain plantable seeds.
Project Khaady: By providing edible and biodegradable cutlery that is safe for use and encourages sustainability, it seeks to provide consumers with an alternative to plastic cutlery.
Project Meira: Aims to develop a bamboo lantern to tackle the power crisis.
Project Nesara: Produces bio-enzymes, which are liquid solutions of natural enzymes that may be used on a variety of domestic surfaces for cleaning and treatment. It is created with specific amounts of leftover fruit and vegetable waste.
Project Viva: Strives to produce kits filled with handcrafted and natural self-care products that are cruelty-free and ethically sourced.
Project Dhaaga: Aims to raise awareness about the adverse effects of single-use plastic and polythene covers by reusing plastic bags to make yarn and crochet them into durable products.
Ms. Ibadat Jishtu shared her views on the event and expressed support to all the project teams. Nikhil MS, the Faculty Advisor of Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), shared a few words about the Enactus team and extended his sincere regards to the chief guests. Ms. Ibadat Jishtu was fascinated with Project Viva and assured the team that the growing international demand for natural products could help their natural skincare line. She expressed her warm wishes for the team’s future endeavours. Ms. Vani Murthy admired the concept of Project Nesara and shared her preference for utilising bio-enzymes for cleaning because they are safer and more environmentally friendly than the chemical ones available in the market. She expressed her support for Project Dhaaga and showed the team her tote bag made of plastic waste. Both the guests showed a positive response to the idea of Project Meira as well. Ms. Ibadat Jishtu and Ms. Vani Murthy also liked the ideas behind Project Rangde, Project Kalaa, and Project Khaady. They appreciated the designs of the end products and offered suggestions to the respective heads on broadening their product line.
After going around the exhibition stall, the chief guests visited the other stalls which were:
Inline-4 Automotives (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.
Yama Bakes and Cake
Y.S juice shop
99 Variety Dosa
Vellvette Lifestyle Pvt Ltd.
To conclude, Product Launch 2022 was a resounding success that was extremely beneficial to all the seven projects that received a lot of input and feedback from the chief guests and faculty of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).