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Environmental Summit at IITG

‘Prakriti’, the environmental group comprising the students of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati organized IIT G EnvironmentaL awareness Summit on 13 and 14th February at its campus premises. IEAS'10 was a student initiative and was the first of its kind student activity in IITG campus and was initiated by the club secretary Hifzur Rehman. The main aim of this summit was to raise awareness among the IITG community about the environmental problems that we are facing today and how can we contribute in the redressal of such sensitive issues.

The summit extended over a period of 2 days - 13th and 14th Feb'10. The students carried out a Campus Cleanliness Drive on 13th morning which was later followed by a guest lecture by Mr.Ranjan K Baruah,Chief Convener-YAC where he talked about the drastic climatic changes that our planet is undergoing and what all is being done in relation to that and how the youths can be a reckoning force in combating these issues.

On February 14 a Plantation Drive in the campus was carried out by the students to show their concern for mother nature. Later in the day "IITG Energy Saving Day" was observed by the students of IIT Guwahati and they switched off all the hostel lights for 1 hour. IEAS attracted a lot of students showing their concern about the prevalent environmental problems and served as a platform to discuss these issues.

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