Eco Club of PSG College of Arts & Science ( PSG CAS) is conducting its first International Wildlife Photography Exhibition at its campus from August 10, 2022
Images submitted by professional wildlife photographers from 36 countries for Dr. D. Jayavarthanvelu Memorial Photography Contest (DJMPC) are displayed in this event. DJMPC is an international contest sponsored by Coimbatore’s elite engineering industrial establishment, Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW) in memory of its founder and former Chairman and Managing Director Dr. D.Jayavarthanavelu. The event was administered and curated by Mr.Vikram Sathyanathan under the mentorship of Mr. K.Maruthachalam ARPS, APSA, AFIAP.,
DJMPC is an annual event with a mission to identify , recognise and honour the talents in Photography. PSG College of Arts & Science, the pioneer in Arts & Science education in its Platinum Jubilee Year takes pride in joining with LMW to take wildlife photography to the next level. Eco Club and the Department of Communication are organising the Photography Exhibition to take the conservation messages embedded in the photographs to younger generations.
This Green Initiative is done at PSG CAS as part of its commitment towards following the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG’s) as advised by The United Nations (UN).
The fresh batch of students admitted in the year 2022 will have the first glimpse of the stunning art works made by the wildlife photographers. All other students, faculty and supporting staff would also watch this exhibition which is displayed at Brahmmam Hall. Students and faculty of other Institutions are also permitted for this event with prior intimation and permission. No Entry Fee is levied for this sensitisation program.
Images are categorised under Sunrise/Sunset and Wildlife themes.
Visitors on the day of soft launch: August 10, 2022
The Inter Departmental Course (IDC) students of Development Communication had their learning on the first day. DR.Ravikrishnan. CJ and DR.Ramaprabha.R and Prof.Aiswariya.SS visited the exhibit hall. Twenty Post Graduate students had an orientation on Environmental Communication.
The Extra Departmental Course ( EDC) students of Development Communication had their learnings on Wildlife Photography. The head of Visual Communication Department DR. Radha.G, Assistant Professors DR.Sripriya. M, DR. Panbuselvan and Saravana Siva Vignesh made their visit. Eighty (80) students from two batches of Under Graduate (UG) students had their orientation.
Student volunteers: Harshini.K.B and Jaishni.C.S from II BCom, NivethaSree.M and Madhumitha.G from II BSc Statistics, Sneha.R and Muthu Vishnu.S from II BBA -A, Maharajan.J from II BSc Micro biology, Aaditya.V.K from III BSc. Visual Communication, Karthiban, Kishore Ashwin, Gokul. T and friends from III BA Economics served as key volunteers for the soft launch and preparatory works.
Posters for the event were made by Harini.S of II MA Journalism and Mass Communication, Priya of III BSc Visual Communication, Gokul. T of III BA Economics. Kishore Ashwin of III BA Economics created and designed the Quick Response (QR ) code posters for Eco Club Membership enrollment and Exhibition write-up. DR. Ravikrishnan CJ created the Feedback form.
Visitors on August 11, 2022:
First year students from twenty(20) Departments of PSG CAS made their visit as a part of Students Induction Program (SIP). Around 950 students and Professors visited on this day. Respective Class Tutors guided the students from Class rooms to Brahmmam Hall. Hence scheduling became easier.
Friday had limited visitors because of the three day holiday weekend approach. Principal has granted permission to continue the Exhibition until August 18. Hence we can talk to over first 2k plus first year students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Get ready Volunteers.
Next batch of SIP students (Freshers) are likely to join us next week as per the schedule programmed by the College. Hence this Exhibition is extended until August 24, 2022.
As a Staff Co-ordinator of Eco Club, DR. Jayaprakash made a presentation on the Club activities to the First Year students of PSG CAS at GRD Auditorium on August 17, 2022. Soon after the event some more students joined the club and visited the Exhibition.
The penultimate day, August 22, 2022 had enthusiastic packs of visitors. The Whats App Membership Drive attained its peak from this days visitors. It rose from 120 to 280. Thanks to the volunteers who explained about the event with passion.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 is the last day of this Exhibition at PSG CAS. Hence, ask your friends to make a visit.
It was a great finish today, August 23, 2022. This blog received 20 comments on Monday and 24 on Tuesday. Thanks for the first year students who have shown so much of confidence on us. Now we need to live up to their expectations. I dedicate the success of this event to the volunteers who arranged the frames on day one and dismantled, re-packed them and lifted it to my room this afternoon. Without their hard work the stage wouldn’t have been set. Then we had the vibrant volunteers who explained the concepts with so much care to the freshers. Our next job is documenting the images, videos and text in a vibrant format. Expect lively REEEELS from tomorrow…
Note: I need the newly enrolled First Year students to comment on the event so that we can improve our presentation for the next two batches in the coming week. This would also help us in identifying the interested students for future events. Students coming up with Good suggestions would be prioritised for Eco Club’s Core Committee membership.
For further details, please feel free to contact DR. Jayaprakash. C.R, the Staff Coordinator of Eco Club at PSG CAS. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org