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We are glad to bring out the newsletter on projects , “Confluence”. This is brought out to bring the inquisitiveness among the students. Students and NGO’s can use this platform to express & share their concern for environment and social issues. This would enable us to take a small step for betterment of the society & preserve the glory & richness of our earth. We will work for this good cause.
ENVIRO ISSUE SOCIAL CRIME NGO’S JUDGES VIEWS FAQS SHOCKING HAPPENINGS @ STUDENT VIEWS
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The average temperature in many regions has been increasing in recent decades. The global average surface temperature has increased by 0.6° + 0.2° C over the last century. Globally, 1998 was the warmest year and the 1990s the warmest decade on record. Many countries have experienced increases in rainfall, particularly in the countries situated in the mid to high latitudes. In some regions, such as parts of Asia and Africa, the frequency and intensity of droughts have been observed to increase in recent decades. Episodes of El Niño, which creates great storms, have been more frequent, persistent and intense since mid-1970s compared with the previous 100 years. All these are signs that the earth is sick. Its climate is changing, making it more difficult for any kind to survive. The earth is losing its ability to balance itself due to the imbalances rerated by human activities. Projections of future climate change are derived from a series of experiments made by computer based global climate models. These studies have shown that in the near future, the global mean surface temperature will rise by 1.4° to 5.8°C. Warming will be greatest over land areas, and at high latitudes. It will be necessary to create early warning systems and education for epidemic preparedness. Improved water and air pollution control will become increasingly essential for human health. Public education will have to be directed at changes in personal behavior. Training of researchers and health professionals must become an essential part of the world becoming more responsible towards the expected outcome of Global Climate Change (GCC).
P.Soma Giri B. Saranya Sree Vidya Santhosh Ramaswamy
Ms. Saroja Ranganath Ms. Radhika
These are worked out on estimates of aspects such as future population growth and energy use. Climatologists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have viewed the results of several experiments in order to estimate changes in climate in the course of this century.
In “the century of total war”, and the new millennium, Europe is seeing an alarming resurgence in xenophobia and racial hatred. A short review from the Inter Press Service highlights the rise of neoNazism in 2000 in Europe and suggests that “far from being a fringe activity, racism, violence and neo-nationalism have become normal in some communities.
“Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will e n d b y destroying the earth.” Albert Schweitzer
The problems need to tackled much earlier, in schools and with social programs.” Ethnic minorities and different cultures in one country can often be used as a scapegoat for the majority during times of economic crisis. That is one reason why Nazism became so popular. In various places throughout Western Europe, in 2002, as Amnesty International highlights, there has been a rise in
racist attacks and sentiments against both Arabs and Jews, in light of the increasing hostilities in the Middle East. In 1997, Human Rights Watch noted that, “The U.K. has one of the highest levels of raciallymotivated violence and harassment in Western Europe, and the problem is getting worse.” In April 1999, London saw two bombs explode in predominantly ethnic minority areas, in the space of one week, where a Nazi group has claimed responsibility. The summer of 2001 saw many racerelated riots in various parts of northern England. Spain has seen increased racial violence lately. The growing economy invites immigrants from North African countries such as Morocco. However, the poor conditions that immigrants have had to endure and the already racially charged region has led to friction and confrontations.
“We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?” RICHARD BACH
It is a Non-governmental organisation registered under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975 and Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act 1976. It is also registered under section 12(a) of the Income Tax Act, Government of India. It is a Member of the International Forum for Child Welfare, [IFCW], Child Rights Information Network [CRIN], U.K and ENSCW, Belgium and World Association for NonGovernmental Organisation (WANGO), USA.
This organisation has been actively working in the areas of children’s rights through artwork, Children’s environmental health rights, Intensive family preservation for dysfunctional families, non-formal employment training for youth, humanitarian aid, community technology services, environment education and action, social research, NGO capacity building, Global Links Initiative (UK)’s networking in Tamilnadu(India) and NGO consultancy. The term ‘Goodwill social work’ is a philosophy, a practice mode and an approach, which is preventative, rehabilitative and developmental in perspective and based on the principles of scientific humanism in line with the professional social work model. It combines social philanthropy, professional social work and social development.
‘Goodwill social work’ is inclusive where children, youth, men and women participate in the social and economic life of their communities. It attempts to treat the symptoms through social protection, remove as far as possible the barriers to better social outcomes and tackle the root causes through social investment. It is committed to a particular set of professional values of social work including respect for worth and dignity of every person, the client's right to self-determination, confidentiality, advocacy and social action that promotes social justice, which are reflected in the word 'GOODWILL' as shown below G stands for goodness in all we do for the Community O stands for overflowing with love, compassion, and peace O stands for outpouring care for others, especially children, yo uth and their fam ilies D stands for dutifulness in helping others to help themselves W stands for willingness to serve the poor and downtrodden I stands for integrating professionalism in social work practice L stands for linking itself to serve locally and globally L stands for lighting up the face of the less fortunate and the unfortunate.
“You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you towards your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?” W. CLEMENT STONE
Judges message to Aurorian’s on projects:
“Success is not permanent & failure is not final….!” “So never stop working after success & never stop trying after failure” This is a very good experience for students to do a group project, especially those who took up serious field work. Working together with students from other streams is a very good idea. Wish you all the best in taking up more . Interdisciplinary efforts and activities which expand the minds & horizons of the students. I’m very impressed by the work of the students. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again , this time more intelligently.”
FAQ’s on IDP:
What are the expected outcomes after doing a project? It helps the students in achieving self employed project oriented approach and multi disciplinary, multi culture field work. It also helps to integrate and apply multidisciplinary technological and biological knowledge. Any help from the Faculty or mentors? Every group will be assigned a mentor to guide in a righteous path and the student mentors will help them disabling the communication gap.
What is the procedure involved in doing IDP? It can begin with required contents, an essential question, or an idea for an exhibition, which are the components of a successful integrated IDP. Even when constrained by resources and time, a willingness to view the content through different lenses create project s that exemplified quality learning in all disciplines.
What are the various forms to be filled while doing the projects? There are certain forms like student undertaking forms, draft letters, attendance forms etc. Any other forms which are necessary will be given from time to time.
What kind of topics can be chosen by the students? Topics based on socio-environmental issues, social crimes and any environmental based issues can be chosen. They need to select 3 topics from which one will be finalized.
Junk food is a term describing food that is perceived to be unhealthy or having poor nutritional value, according to Food Standards Agency. The term is believed to have been coined by Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 1972. The term has since become common usage. Junk Food includes those food items that do not add any value to a person’s diet. Here, value denotes essential nutrients, vitamins & minerals. Street food and fast food are also taken in the same context as junk.
EFFECTS OF CONSUMING JUNK FOOD:
• Junk food is made using a lot of saturated fats. Such fats are unhealthy and on digestion can release a lot of toxins into your body. You body gets food but not healthy food. • Junk food is sometime made using ingredients that are not very clean. This can in the long run spoil your stomach, liver and intestines. • Junk food does not contain vitamins and minerals and much of the nutrients seen in properly cooked food and in raw food. The body is not getting the necessary vitamins and minerals necessary to have good health and immunity from diseases. Consequently, it makes the person having such food very prone to illnesses. • Junk food makes you put on weight. People who have obesity or morbid obesity are those who have a preference for junk food and snacking. • Eating junk food can make you prone to diabetes, because it contain too much of sugar. You can also become susceptible to heart disease and blood pressure because of the salt and high fats found in this kind of food. • Packed junk food contains preservatives and coloring, both of which contain carcinogenic substances. • In the long run, junk food actually fastens the effects of aging. People show signs of old age faster because of continuously eating junk food. This is because continuous eating of junk food exposes the body to long periods of bad nutrition. The result is release of free radicals which are the chief factors responsible for aging effect.
• The junk food industry deliberately targets children as young as 2 in a bid to create brand preference and lifelong loyalty. • Advertisers question kids and tap into their play to create ads and products with guaranteed child-appeal. Fast food chains use the lure of free toys to get kids to persuade their parents to spend. A desirable toy can double or triple weekly sales of kids’ meals. And every child brings along at least one adult too.
• Artificial flavors in foods aimed at kids can be twice as sweet as the artificial flavors used in adult food. Children are being trained to find the natural bitter or sour notes that mingle with the sweetness in natural foods unpalatable. • Many children now prefer man-made flavors to the taste of real food. How will they ever switch to fresh, unadulterated food? • Flavorings and colorings can cause asthma, rashes and hyperactivity. Many countries – but not India – ban them from children’s food. • Indian companies spend Rs3000 Crores annually on ads aimed at kids. The average British child watches TV for 2 hrs 20 mins daily. Children in the US and other well-to-do countries have over $500bn a year to spend. The average kid spends 25 hours a week watching tv, and sees around 20,000 ads a year for junk food. That’s one every 5 mins as they watch, and 3 hours of them in any one week…
Members of SCP (Students Committee for Projects) have successfully conducted the orientation program for physical sciences second year students belonging to MSCS 2A and MSCS 2B. It was attended by majority of students and was presented and arranged by members under the guidance of the Project Facilitators. Basic structure of interdisciplinary projects and role of SCP were focused in the program. SCP has planned a schedule in advance in order to conduct the orientation program to all the 2nd year students and to make sure that they are aware of the importance of IDP (Interdisciplinary Projects) at UG level. The advantages as well as the responsibilities of each and every individual are explained clearly so that they can work in a group and mingle with all the group members actively. They even shared their experiences and their learning’s after completing the projects last year which really helped the 2nd year students to understand the DO & Don’ts at the time of projects.
Students View on projects:
Hello, this is Sridevi from MSCs. At first when I took this project, I had a negative thought that what this would help me. But after doing it, now I agree that my thinking was wrong. This project has helped me a lot in understanding many things like what exactly is team work, whereby now I can speak confidently in front of a large crowd without any hesitation. Hi, this is J. Radhika Reddy from Bt.Bi.C2. This project helped me to learn how to work in a team, know psychology of different people and their behavior, convincing skills, communication skills etc. By doing this project, I personally observed a change in my attitude approach and perception towards work, research and society. I would like to express my gratitude to our Principal and Project Facilitators for providing me the opportunity to take up a project and also to share my experience.
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