God has blessed the mankind with the precious gift called Nature wherein he astonishingly created supremely beautiful Environment which makes it possible for ‘The Life’ to breathe, emerge and evolve. We are all indeed indebted to the Environment for every breath we take, for every drop of water we drink and for every morsel of food we swallow down our throat to live and survive. Thus, the promotion, protection & conservation of healthy environment remain quintessential to lead a highly sustainable quality life.
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University New Law College, Pune realizes the enormous need to protect, promote and preserve the environment. The institute has established ‘the Environment Cell’ to sensitize the community about the various pros and cons of the Environment and also to spread awareness through its various flagships academic and extra-curricular programmes related to the Environmental Law.
The ‘Environment Cell’ undoubtedly remains the objet d'art of the great dream firmly envisioned by none other than Dr. Patangrao Kadam, Founder, Bharati Vidyapeeth. The Environment Cell is also the brainchild of Dr. Bhagyashree Deshpande who has put all her efforts to make sure that the Environment Cell makes its presence felt in the society. Further the activities of the Environment Cell are also enriched by the enormous experience of Dr. Jyoti Dharm and Dr. Jayashree Khandare, the learned Faculty Members who are entrusted with the duty to make the wheels of the Cell roll in the right direction. The democratic credentials of the Cell have also been taken care of by establishing a Core Committee which comprises of the Student Representatives from various classes.
Since its inception, the Cell has diligently carried out a variety of tasks ranging from a detailed study of various National and International statutes dealing with Environment, field surveys of some Protected Area Networks in the country to working in tandem with local municipal authorities in order to better understand their Waste discharge and Management techniques. Along with this, it has also maintained a regular interface with institutions like the National Green Tribunal by holding interactive sessions with students and members of the faculty alike.
Equally, with the noble intention of sensitizing and spreading awareness amongst the community, the Environment cell has regularly conducted talk shows, discussions and exhibitions. With its annual flagship event U.R.J.A (Urgently. Required. Joint. Action) drawing participation of the leading environmentalists of our times, it has ardently pressed upon the most compelling issues of Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in an emphatic manner.
Within a very short span of time, the Environment Cell of the College has managed to organize end number of sensitized programmes/workshops/ seminars/ webinars/ industrial visits and the community activities by virtue of which it has obtained a great reputation among the circles of Environment Defenders, Activists and other stakeholders those who are engaged in protecting the Environment. The Environment Cell has undergone a pledge and is dedicated to serve the community not only wide its various academic programmes but also by reaching out the community and by engaging itself into an one on one interaction with the various members of the society.
The Environmental Cell has earned its name and fame in no time and its research work & ground activities were highly been appreciated by the renowned environmentalists, Member of Parliaments and Senior Advocates.