e-services for farmers

NSS units of Saraswathi Narayanan College, Madurai, organised a hands-on training in operation of Farmer’s App, developed by the Department of Agriculture, recently. Sharbudin Ahamed, Assistant Director of Agriculture, the resource person, explained how Tamil Nadu became the first State in the country to introduce e-agriculture. It started e-services for farmers in 2010 with the websitewww.tnagrisnet.tn.gov.in.The website contains information about more than 70 lakh farmers at the national level, besides technical and scientific information. M. Kannan, Principal, presided over the event. I. Vijayakumar, NSS Coordinator, welcomed the gathering and G. Ramakrishnan, NSS Coordinator, proposed a vote of thanks.

Remembering Abdul Kalam

Eureka Physics Association and Golden Era Association of History of NMS Sermathai Vasan College for Women, Madurai, observed the death anniversary of former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam by conducting a drawing competition for students on June 26. Readers and Writers club of the college organised a talk on ‘creation, creators’ by G. Karunakaran of Madura College, who spoke about developing an aptitude to writing. M. Muthumeenakshi.of II BA (Tamil) welcomed the gathering and K. Mohanapriya. of II BA (English) proposed a vote of thanks. The NSS units and Health and Hygiene Club of the college, in association with the Rotary Club of Madurai Gems and Apollo Speciality Hospitals, conducted a cancer awareness programme recently. Sathish Srinivasan, Radiation Oncologist, and Shahida Parveen, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, spoke about prevention, management and types of cancer. NSS Programme Officer G. Meenaloachini welcome the gathering. G. Maris Kumar delivered the presidential address. Principal D. Karthigarani offered felicitations. T. Suganya Devi, Assistant Professor, proposed a vote of thanks.

Faculty development programme

A faculty development programme on ‘NAAC assessment and accreditation’ was organised by Sri Krishnasamy Arts and Science College, Mettamalai, Sattur, on July 20. B. Malathi, Assistant Professor, welcomed the gathering. The presidential address was delivered by R. Manohar, Principal. G. Gopalakrishnamoorthy, Advisor, offered felicitations. Resource person, N. Senthil Kumar of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, described the purpose of assessment and accreditation. S. Govindaraj, Head, Department of Business Administration, proposed a vote of thanks.

Student’s association inaugurated

The students’ association of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Pandian Saraswathi Yadav Engineering College, Arasanoor, EBLAZE’18, was inaugurated on July 20. Association secretary Anesha Nandhini welcomed the gathering. S. P. Varadharajan, Managing Director, presided over the function. R. Palanichamy, Principal, and S. Nagarajan, Vice-Principal, addressed the students. S. Rajaprabhu, Technical Manager, Myapps Solutions, in his inaugural address, highlighted the importance of association activities and students’ involvement in learning recent technologies. R. Raja, head of the department, introduced the office-bearers of EBLAZE’18. Ebin Rose Christina (Ill year ECE) proposed a vote of thanks.

Plastic awareness for school students

The Rise-N-Shine Club of Vickram College of Engineering, Enathi, conducted a plastic awareness programme” for 8th and 9th standard students of government schools in Madurai and Sivaganga district on July 25. More than 500 students participated in the event in which a short film highlighting the damages caused by use of plastic was screened. Another film explained the ways and means to reduce usage of plastic and substitutes available in both material and goods.

The final year students of the college developed a crisp SMS message to be used by school students to create awareness among their schoolmates. Questions raised by school students on usage of plastics and alternatives were answered by Director of the college SR. Vijayshrenivas.

Students were told to use reusable bottles and bags; refuse single-serving packaging and other disposable plastics and straws at restaurants and replace plastic with reusable lunch boxes. The management is planning to conduct the programme every month to cover all government schools in Madurai and Sivaganga districts.

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