Members of Nature club of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, New Panvel conducted cleanliness drive on account of Indian Railway’s Swachhata Saptah from 17th September till 25th September 2016. As nature club has adopted Panvel Railway Station Members of Nature Club under the Theme “Swachh Sahyog” participated in the event. Members made the commuters aware importance of cleanliness, how they can maintain rail premises clean. The activity was appreciated by the Railways Authority as well as Railway Police Force (RPF).
Mr. Gopakumar Pillai, Incharge – EPC & EnACT (left) and Mr. Devendra Gudile (right) with the rescued Barn Owl
On 29th January, 2016, the members of Environment Analysis and Conservation Team (EnACT) of Biotechnology Dept., found an injured Barn Owl in the campus building which was being attacked by crows.
The EnACT members rescued the bird and provided temporary shelter to the bird under the guidance of the faculty member, Prof. Gopakumar Pillai (Incharge of EnACT & EPC). The Environment Protection Cell took help form the Uran based NGO, Friends of Nature (FON) to rescue the bird. Mr. Nikhil Bhopale and Mr. Devendra Gudile from FON provided the necessary help on time. The bird was taken to the organization and provided first aid, food and shelter and released safely at night. The Environment Protection Cell is thankful to the NGO, Friends of Nature, Ms. Aishwarya Sridhar (B.M.M. student) and all the members of EnACT and EPC who have contributed to this rescue activity.