Water Conservation Awareness Camp organized for AMU schoolchildren
ALIGARH: The UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Aligarh Muslim University organised a Water Conservation Awareness Camp at the Ganga Barrage, Narora, Bulandshahr for the children of AMU Schools in the age group 12-16.
The visiting group of school students comprised out of 200 children from the English Access Micro-scholarship Programme of the American Centre, New Delhi which is underway at the UGC HRDC. This is a fully sponsored programme for English proficiency and personality development of the children.
Access Programme Coordinator at HRDC, Dr. Amirullah Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of English said that it was the ethos of the American Centre Programme to align the AMU schoolchildren with international values of human and societal welfare. He said that these awareness activities will go a long way in making AMU schoolchildren genuine global citizens of the future.
The AMU Access children were taken to Narora for an educational and sensitization excursion where they participated in various activities. Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Professor, involved them in group activities to understand the vitality of a flowing river for the existence of human civilization. At the Ghats of the Holy river, children were sensitized towards the cultural significance of nature, especially water bodies. They were also imparted knowledge about methods of making scientific observations on aquatic life, water pollution and climate indicators.
AMU Access team members including Dr. Munira T., Womenâ€™s College, Dr. Sajid Ali Khan, Dept. of English, Dr. Malik Arshad and Dr. Viqar Akbar English teachers from STS High School along with other assisting staff were part of the excursion team.