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Today our society is facing lot of problems related to environment. Moreover, today students are more connected to people all over the world but less connected to the near and dear ones and the nature. Taking this into consideration, Nature Club in our college, sorts out some activities which help them to connect, to our ‘Mother Earth’. The Nature Club conducts various activities such as Observing Plantation Day, Vermicomposting of biodegradable waste, maintenance of Butterfly Garden, Herbal Garden, nature trail etc., throughout the year.

“To Walk in Nature is to Witness a Thousand Miracles" Nature Trail on 18th August, 2018 "

Nature Club has organized a ‘Nature Trail’ to Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivali on 18th August 20, 2018. Mrs. Vidya Mundale was the expert and guide throughout the trail. She explained the students about various flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National Park Mumbai, which is an exceptional wilderness, spread over 103 Sq. Km. and is wedged between the suburbs of Mumbai and Thane. The Nature Trail gave our students a great opportunity to explore the miracles of Nature.

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“Cleanliness drive in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park on 18th August, 2018 "

On 18th August, 2018 the volunteers of NSS and Nature Club organized a cleanliness drive in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivali. They collected all the plastics and plastic bottles around the track of the ‘Vanrani’ a mini toy train running in SGNP and cover around 2.5km.

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“Do Something Drastic, cut Plastic” 31st July 2018

Nature Club have organized a campaign on “Green and Clean Campus” and an Exhibition on “Green Alternative to Plastic” on 31st July 2018 in Prin. D. G. Samant hall. More than 35 saplings of different plants were planted by the members. The unused drums were painted with environment related slogans and used for plantation.


Exhibition was conducted at Prin. D. G. Samant Hall. Different articles like bags, table mat, puja mat, flowers, bouquet, from coconut leaves, paper and cloth bags, leaf plates and spoons etc. were made by the students and displayed. 176 people visited different stalls in the exhibition hall.

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Energy Conservation 11th July, 2017

An inspiring lecture on “Energy Conservation” was conducted on 11th July, 2017. For the same, Nature Club had invited Mr. Avadhesh Pandya, Working for Demand Side Management at Reliance Energy since 2010. He is a BEE Certified Energy Auditor & a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 & ISO 14001. He gave a detailed explanation on how energy planning & management not only saves energy resources for future, avoids wasteful utilization of energy , provides solution to energy crisis & ensures per capita availability/consumption but controls environmental degradation & pollution. He also gave some energy saving tips that can be implemented on daily basis. The lecture was thoroughly meaningful & awareness oriented.

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Vermicompost Project On 4th August, 2017

On 4th August, 2017 Nature Club Members carried out Vermicompost Harvesting at college ground vermicompost pit wherein 5 Kg of compost was collected. Reactivating of Vermicompost pit took place on 24th August, 2017 by the members and 200kg of organic waste was recycled into compost.

Community Cleaning near Reliance area, Shailendra Nagar was conducted on 5th October 2017. We tried to inculcate the importance of cleanliness in our youth to build a stronger generation to be eco-friendly and following their social responsibilities. Campus cleanliness drive was undertaken in the month of November 2017.

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Van Mahotsav 5th July, 2017

The NSS Unit and Nature Club of Shailendra College jointly organized Tree Plantation in the college campus on 5th July 2017. The Highlight of the event was the valuable insight given by In-Charge Principal Dr. Swati Pitale. She emphasized on the responsibility to pass on a cleaner environment to future generations. She also appreciated the fact that our students not only planted trees annually but took enough post plantation care of them. Her speech was followed by staff and students participating in planting the saplings. The enthusiasm shown by volunteers and the efforts of the staff members made the event a grand success. The event spread the message of ‘Clean Shailendra, Green Shailendra’.

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Green and Clean Campus Campaign
A campaign on “Green and Clean Campus” was organized by members of Nature Club on 28th July to 3oth July. The campaign was inaugurated by Prin. V. M. Ingavale on 28th July. Members gifted plants to their teachers.

On 29th members of Nature Club visited each class room and try to bring awareness among the students about :

  • Unhealthy practices which filth the campus
  • Ways to recycle the waste
  • The municipal bylaws to make Mumbai clean
  • Contribution of oneself to make the campus Green and Clean
On 30th cleanliness drive was conducted. Posters related to clean and green campus was displayed. Members also planted saplings in the campus.

Nature club 2016-17

  • Van Mahotsav from 1st July to 7th July: The name Van Mahotsava means "the festival of trees". It has gained significant national importance and, every year, millions of saplings are planted across India in observation of Van Mahotsav week. The constant felling of trees in India has been a problem for a long time, and Van Mahotsav is important in creating awareness of the issues. Shailendra College
  • Reactivating of Vermicompost pits on 3rd July, 2016: Members harvested vermicompost in the first week of July, 2016. Around 300 kg of compost were harvested and used in various gardens in the college premises. Pits were filled with dried leaves and other biodegradable materials. The slurry of cow dung and goat dung were poured over ity and finally earthworms were added. On daily basis, water was sprinkled.
  • Maintainance of Butterfly Garden in the month of September, 2016: Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures on Earth. A butterfly garden is an easy way to see more butterflies and to help them, since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to human activities like building homes, roads and farms. Butterfly Garden has been set up in the campus to attract these beautiful species. On regular basis, weeding and trimming of the plants were carried out. New varieties of plants were planted in which the caterpillars thrive. Posters explaining different types of plants are also displayed.
  • Essay and Poem Writing and Poster Making Competition on “Save Water and Share Water” on 10th January, 2017: Competition of essay, poem writing and poster making was conducted along with Abhinav Bharat organization. The theme of the competition was” Save Water and Share Water”. Large number of students participated from B. Com, B.A., B.B.I., B.M.S. and B.Sc(I.T).

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    Nature club 2015-16

    Nature club had conducted the following activities during the academic year 2015-16. A Campaign on ‘Green and Clean Campus’ was conducted from 28th July to 30th July 2015. Plantation Day was celebrated on 3rd September 2015. Maintenance of Butterfly Garden was done throughout the academic year. A Visit to Conservation Education Centre, Bombay Natural History Society, Near Filim City, Goregaon(E), Mumbai-65 was conducted on 8th Dec 2015. Members of Nature Club harvested the Vermicompost on 1st to 4th December 2015 and the sale of the same was conducted on 10th December 2015. Members reactivated Vermiculture pits on 15th December 2015.

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    Nature club 2014-15

    The first meeting of Nature Club was conducted on 2nd July, 2014. Mr. Kishore Dhangar of S.Y.B.M.S was selected as the Secretary of Nature Club. Around 30 students actively participated in all the activities of the club throughout the year. Nature Club conducted the following activities during the academic year 2014-15:

  • Plantation Day on 25th July, 2014: Nature Club celebrated ‘Plantation Day’ on 25thJuly, 2014. Members cleaned and prepared the municipal area near the college for plantation. Around 100 plants were planted. As an awareness drive on cleanliness, sanitation and importance of trees, posters relating to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s bylaws on cleanliness and sanitation and ‘the value of a tree’ etc. were displayed. The members regularly watered the plants and maintained the place clean and green. As a result they were able to convert the land which was filthy for years to become a beautiful garden.
  • Maintenance of Butterfly Garden: Butterflies are not only beautiful but also ecologically very important. They are essential pollinators and are valuable indicators of ecological health. The butterflies and moths are under endangerment because of habitat degradation. Taking care of the above factors, for protecting the biodiversity in the urban area, Nature Club set a butterfly Garden in the campus. On a regular basis weeding and trimming of plants in the butterfly garden and herbal garden were done by the members of Nature Club. The posters explaining the Need of butterfly garden, the different type of plants needed to set the butterfly garden, cycle of butterflies etc. were displayed.
  • Reactivating of Vermiculture pits on 10th and 11th October, 2014: Members harvested vermicompost in the first week of July, 2014. Around 500kg of compost was harvested and used in various gardens in the premises. The compost pit was reactivated by the members on 10th January 2014. Pits were filled with dry leaves and other biodegradable materials. The slurry of cow dung was poured over it and at the end earthworms were added. Water was sprinkled on a daily basis. It is planned to harvest compost after 3 months.
  • Photography Competition: With an aim to make a database of different birds, butterflies and moths visiting the campus, Nature club conducted a Photography Competition “Winged Visitors of Shailendra Campus’. Students were allowed to click a picture of any winged species and mail it to sesnatureclub@gmail.com. Thirty eight photographs were received. The first prize winner is Mr. Omkar Ghogale (S.Y.B.M.S.) and second prize winner is Mr. Siddharth Verma (S.Y.B.A.)