Awareness Campaign

National Seminar on Water Literacy
Date: 22/03/2021
Number of beneficiaries: 200
Name and details of the Chief Guest: Dr. A. N. Yellappa Reddy, Dr. Manvelalur and Dr. Ayyappa Masagi

Centre for Social Activities under Jayantian Extension Services organized an event on water literacy on the occasion of World Water Day. The whole proceedings began with an inauguration ceremony that began at 9: 30 am. Renowned Dr. A. N. Yellappa Reddy graced the ceremony and shared his profound knowledge in the field of Water Literacy, clarifying the doubts of many of the volunteers. He spoke about how important water is, and shed light on how many industries are misusing the privileges given to them and are damaging the water.

First session was graced by Dr. Manvelalur, who addressed various issues regarding water safety, and shed light on many problems. Second session of the day, which was graced by the water warrior, Dr. Ayyappa Masagi. He shared his views on the issue, and shed light on how certain people, for their own benefits, use water in a way no other can use it.

Guest lecture on "Sewage treatment plant"
Objective: To provide practical insights into Sewage Treatment Plant in Kristu Jayanti College.
Time: 3:30 PM
Resource Person: Dr. Arun Kumar Faculty, Department of Life Sciences Kristu Jayanti College
Participants: CSA volunteers

The Centre for Social Activities (CSA) organized a demonstrative Lecture on “Sewage treatment plant” on 24th February 2020 from 3.30 PM to 4.30 PM in Room No.212, Second floor Admin Block. The Guest Speaker was Dr. Arun Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.

The Guest Speaker started the session by explaining the basics of wastewater, sewage and their components. His demonstrative lecture focused on instrumentation, types of wastewater treatment methods, working principle of sewage treatment plant. Further the lecture emphasized on the possible ecofriendly strategies to solve prevailing water crisis in our country. The session culminated with a Q/A session, where students clarified their doubts.

The vote of appreciations was proposed by Mr. Uday, extending gratitude to the Guest Speaker and to the Principal for his constant support and encouragement. Prof. Manjunath.S, CSA Faculty Coordinator, for his valuable suggestions and cooperation. He also acknowledged the faculty, non-teaching staff, technicians and participants.

Outcome of the Event:
Overall the session was thought-stimulating and certainly informative helped the students to understand the striking features of Sewage Treatment plant in Kristu Jayanti College.

Guest lecture on “Cyber Security”:
Mr. Dalwin Vinoth Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Application, Reva University, Bangalore, came to enlighten the students about cyber security. He introduced the cyber world and its innumerable possibilities to the volunteers. He highlighted the aspect of cyber security which is the focal are of current scenario. He also construed the significance of Information security, which is designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. The Session was interactive where the students gained abundant knowledge about the pros and cons of cyber world. Along with theory he has showed students some practical examples which were really constructive.118 CSA volunteers benefited from this

Guest Lecture on Drug and Youth:
The sixth day of the youth week was organized with a guest lecture on Drug and Youth by Prof. Smitha A.G., Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College at 3:40 pm in Mini Audi 2. Mam is graduated from MCC and Post graduated from Christ University. She is pursuing her PhD in Christ University on Adolescence and substance abuse. Her topic was so very relevant in the present scenario. She conveyed very useful message to the present youth. She was welcomed by Silpa with her beautiful words. She explained the stages of substance abuse which includes use, abuse, addiction and dependence. Mam began her lecture on smoking, it effects and measures. She enriched in detail the effects of smoking in our body. She suggested few ways to help the people to stop smoking and to overcome their withdrawal period. It was indeed an interactive section and she was successfully in solving the queries of the students. The session ended with a vote of thanks by Divya at 4:30 pm.

Dengue Awareness:
Centre for Social Activities of our college organized dengue awareness program on 29th July 2017 at K. Narayanapura, Nagenahalli, and Kothanur Government Higher Primary Schools. CSA conducted Dengue awareness camp with the aim of creating awareness about the growing significance of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in public health, to focus on effective prevention and risk reduction strategies and to emphasize the practical application to helps to control the dengue. Final year BBA and B.Com volunteers took the initiative. They were divided into 3 groups and they successfully created awareness among the school students.12 Final CSA volunteers created the awareness in the schools in the way of showing Video, PowerPoint presentation. They mainly focused on symptoms and preventive measures towards protection from mosquito bites and increasing dengue viruses. Reponses from the school children were appreciable one. It was a very interactive session.

Awareness on RTI:
The “Awareness Programme on Right To Information” as part of Yuva Milan 2k18 organized by Center For Social Activities of Kristujayanti College was conducted on 18th January 2018.

On 18th January around 110 CSA Volunteers gathered in the Mini Auditorium 2 at 3.30 pm under the guidance of CSA student coordinators. The lecture on RTI and its relevance was given by Mr.Manjunath C.G (M.A. LL.B, LL.M, M.B.A, M.B.L, PGDIPR, KSET, (PHD)), Assistant Professor ,Kristujayanti College .He was successful in giving a bunch of relevant information regarding the Right To Information Act, 2005. With much practical experience in the subject he set out the practical regime of RTI to the students. The main objective of RTI is to promote the accountability and transparency in the working of every public authority and to empower the citizens and thereby eliminate corruption, a firmly rooted evil of today. Adequate information was provided on who can file RTI and against whom(private or public agencies), different arrangements available to the citizens to file RTI, the prescribed time limit to retrieve information, circumstances under which an appeal can be filed before the higher authority, exceptional information unavailable under RTI Act etc.

Dengue Awareness:
The awareness campaign on Dengue fever and the mosquito control measures was organized by Centre for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College in association with Primary Health Center K. Narayanapura on 23rd July, 2016 at Hegde Nagar. CSA volunteers gathered near Hegde Nagar at around 2.00 PM and were divided into 15 groups. Mr. Amarnath representative from PHC K. Narayanapura explained about the aedes Mosquito and showed the "Larva" which emerges from the egg of aedes mosquito. The campaign was led by staff coordinators Mr.Manjunath S, Mr Chandrashekarand, Mr. Ragavendra Babu, Dr.A J Excelce.

Around 270 CSA volunteers covered 825 households. The volunteers were successful in spreading awareness about the growing habitats of dengue around. People were informed about the preventive measures and were encouraged to adopt repellant methods to fight against such viral diseases. A survey was also done to count the no whether larva was found in the tanks. . This campaign will help to instill the values of civic sense and societal commitment among students.

Save Water Campaign:
Save water Campaign was conducted by CSA Volunteers on 15th March to educate the students know the importance of water and to highlight the ways of conserving it in our day to day lives. CSA Volunteers were prepared different posters and the pasted it many places where water is used more. This will stimulate the students utilize the water efficient manner. Posters were prepared by the volunteers were more attractive and it consist of small tips about Water management. CSA volunteers participated with full Enthusiasm.

E-Waste Drive:
The E-Waste Drive was successfully organized by the Centre for Social Activities (CSA) on the 3rd, 4th & 5th August 2015 in college premises. The objective of the drive was to sensitize the student community on the awareness of E-waste disposal and recycling. Presentations were made by volunteers in their respective classes and students were encouraged to drop the e-waste in the E BIN made available at campus. 112 e-waste items were collected from the E- BIN as a result of our three day drive; these E-wastes will now be handed over for recycling. The drive has enabled students to understand the harmful effects of E-Waste and the green ways to dispose them.

Awareness campaign on Dengue:
The awareness campaign on dengue fever and the mosquito control measures was organized by BBMP on 12th September 2015 at Banaswadi. The CSA volunteers of Kristu Jayanti College actively took part in an awareness campaign. The rally was flagged off by the Mr. KJ George, Home Minister, Government of Karnataka. Handbills carrying information on the symptoms of dengue fever, prevention measures and mosquito control was distributed through the health workers and students.

The volunteers were successful in spreading awareness about the growing habitats of dengue around. People were informed about the preventive measures and were encouraged to adopt repellant methods to fight against such viral diseases

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