In an endeavor to protect and contribute to Mother Earth, the students of Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi Campus (DOM-Kochi), planted saplings on November 1, 2017, the day which is celebrated as ‘Kerala Piravi Dinam.’ The noble act was performed as part of the outreach event, ‘Prana’, a prelude to the flagship event of Asthra 2017, the International Symposium organized by Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi Campus.
The inaugural function of the programme was held at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi, Kerala. Dr. Abdul Ghani, a social activist, who is known as ‘the Green Man of India’ was the Guest of Honor and Mr. C. N. Mohanan, Chairman of Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) was the Chief Guest for the day. The inaugural function inspired the audience and boosted the spirit of the students with the insightful address of the invited guests.
The students selected the theme of “Plant a Sapling” and took the meaningful theme to the next level by planting saplings inside the stadium premises and some other selected places. The faculty members and staff members of Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus, accompanied Amrita students to S. R. V. Higher Secondary School, Ernakulam and Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Ernakulam, where they planted saplings inside the school premises and distributed saplings to school children with the consent of the school authorities to promote the campaign.