Harithkram, the Environment Society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College was inaugurated by the eminent Environmentalist and Writer Padma Shri Sunita Narain on September 7, 2012. Its mission is to create Environmental Awareness and promote green and sustainable activities in and around the college. It develops and channelizes the creative ideas of the young and potential environmentalists towards a greener world via team building.
The society focuses primarily on sensitizing the students on environmental issues. Our aim is that an increasing number of students showcase deep interest towards the environment and make Harithkram not just any other society, but a forum for constructive discussions and debates on any and every green cause. The society has been actively involved in participating in eco-campaigns organized by the Delhi Government.
Harithkram conducted India’s first Model United Nations Environmental Assembly based on UNEP’s United Nations Environmental Assembly in the year 2014 named Harithkram Model United Nations Environmental Assembly (H-MUNEA’14).
The society also organized a two day youth conference under the aegis of Delhi University Sustainable Forum (DUSF) on 28th-29th September 2016 at India International Centre. The focal theme of the conference was “Sustainable Development Goals-The Way Forward” and it provided a great platform for the young environmentalists to discuss and deliberate on key environmental issues. The society has also been successful in establishing a Herbal Garden named "Swarna Vatika" in the college premises.
The society continued its effort on generating awareness regarding the environmental issues among the youth through celebrating various international movements (like Earth Hour, World Environment Day, etc.). The students of the society also represented college in the Inter University Competition on Water Resources Management (IUWRM) organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and TERI-University. It has also showcased its committed action to environmental sustainability (Ground Water recharging wells in College Campus, Recycling papers used during the DUSU elections, Water and Electricity Audit) in the Annual University Festival of University of Delhi- “Antardhvani’15” and various other platforms.
The society recently organised a field trip to Mangerbani and a Walkathon to Satpula Lake Complex for the students to have insight and ground based knowledge regarding the various intricate environmental issues.
This society is guided by the core conviction that young people are a powerful and untapped force that can bring about a positive change in their communities and nations. Such a force is essential to bring about a paradigm change in our society. It is a medium for us to direct our unbounded zeal and energy towards making a healthy and stable society.