- Report for Orientation Programme and Field Visit for BA Final Year Students 2018
Orientation Programme: Environmental Justice
Course: Ecological Discourses and Practices
Venue: Christ Bannerghatta Campus
No. of Hours: 3 Hrs
Topic: Environmental Justice
Speakers: Prof Sincy Wilson, Mitraneesha B S, Niranjan E V, Lianne Lucia and Sneha Satesh
Designation and Affiliation of the Speaker: Members of the committee of “The Environmental Law Studies and Orientation Programme.”
1. Description of the Event: The Environmental Law Studies and Orientation Programme, School of Law, Christ, Central Campus, conducted an orientation programme for the 3rd year (V Sem) B.A English (Honours) students at Christ University, Bannerghatta Road Campus on the 24th of July, 2018 (Tuesday).
2. A Bio-note of the Speakers: Sincy Wilson is a faculty of School of Law, Christ, Central campus, Niranjan E V and Mitraneshaa B S are the conveners of the committee of “The Environmental Law Studies and Orientation Programme” and Lianne Lucia and Sneha Satesh are the core committee members and students of Law at Christ Central campus.
Report of the Event
3. Objectives of the Talk: Familiarise students with Environmental Justice and Law by giving an overview of its historical background. The topics covered include Environmental Justice, Constitutional Provisions relating to Environmental Law, Rights and duties with respect to Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Theories of Environmental Law, Growth of Environmental Law, Recent issues and principles related to Environmental Law, Climate Change, and International Environmental Justice.
4. Basic ideas presented: Discussed Constitutional Provisions relating to Environmental Law, focusing on the rights and duties of citizens and theories of environmental law and international environmental justice.
5. Trajectory of Argument: By giving a historical background to the emergence of Environmental Justice and tracking the growth of Environmental law in general and its intersection with environmental justice, it argued for the need to question the meaning of “justice” and to adopt a biocentric view towards ecological issues and the laws pertaining to it.
6. Learning Outcomes: Students were oriented towards emerging areas in the field of Environmental Justice and made aware of the rights and duties with respect to environment law.
7. Student Response and Reception: Students could critically engage with the larger discourse of Environmental issues and legal aspects in the subsequent classroom interactions. They could also actively engage with the speakers during the course of the programme. Students also prepared a detailed summary of the programme and posted in the googleclassroom for further discussions.
- Field Trip to IME on 22 Feb 2019
- Field Trip to Tipus Palace on 6 December 2018
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- Fiesta 2018 – A Carnival for Children
Fiesta 2018 – A Carnival for Children
On the 20th of February, 150 children from the 5th standard of Jyothy Kendriya Vidhyalaya consisting of 4 sections visited Christ(Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus to attend a carnival organised by 4 BA English Honours as a part of their CIA for Reading Children's Literature.
The preparations for the carnival started from 8.30 am, including setting up of stalls, decoration of the walkway, which was the venue. The children arrived at the venue at 9 am and the stalls opened up at around 9.30 am.The students of 4 English Honours were divided into departments of Publicity, Art, Logistics, Discipline and First Aid, Hospitality and Documentation who handled the invitation of the schools, the organisation of the event, ensuring discipline and safety of the school students, reporting the entire event and, most importantly, making the whole experience enjoyable for the children.
The first year English Honours students made up the volunteer body. Each stall that the second years’ had put up was assisted by at least 3 volunteers from 1st year. Instead of having separate student bodies in which one group would look after the pre-show and the other would take care of the ‘during’, all the students invariably did both organisation and stalls. This not only helped ensure a 100% participation rate but also went a long way in helping students have first-hand experience in organizing a fete like event that catered to children entirely. One of the primary objectives of the Reading Children’s Literatures course is to provide meaningful insights into not only the literature that is written for children but also how the readership responds to it. The carnival provided the perfect opportunity for research into contemporary trends in children’s literature and their main interest foci.