Tag Archive for sustainable development

Ateneans learn about “green structures”

_MG_6731Everything we do impacts on our natural environment. Our everyday actions may accelerate environmental degradation or reduce our carbon footprints. In recent years, the need to embrace sustainable development or the promotion of an integrated social, economic and environmental cohesion has risen.  Adopting sustainable products, technologies, habits and even building green structures has become a norm. Individuals, corporate, government entities and even educational institutions have started to espouse systematic approaches towards sustainability.

The Nature Club of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School

image049The Nature Club of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School has always been committed to sensitizing its students on issues relating to environmental degradation. Thus it encourages its members to be pro-active towards sustainable development in their given milieu. The St. Xavier’s Nature Club consists of a dedicated group of students who are not there just to wear a badge, and get an extra tick on their report card. With more than a hundred and sixty members, the Nature Club of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School embodies passion for and devotion to Mother Nature and Her creations.


xfarmXfarm, an initiative of PGDM Rural Management students gives exposure to practical agriculture. Xfarm is in line with the Hands-on-culture introduced by Fr. Micheal van den Bogaert, which will help the students not only to be the finest rural managers, but also to be better human beings. This exercise also engages students during their leisure time. Working in the field keeps them fit as well. Students have also made tie ups with some established farms for the marketing of products.

XRIP- The Rural Immersion Programme

xirpA unique feature in the first term of PGDM programme is the Rural Immersion Programme (RIP) which is to sensitize students to the tough life in rural India.  It is a great way of knowing India in every sense – social, cultural, economic, ecological-diversity – in a quick and intensive manner. The duration of RIP is of 7 to 10 days. The entire set of participants is uniformly divided into groups of 10 each. It is conducted in collaboration with various NGOs or GOs. Prior to RIP, a special input session on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques is given to students.  Accordingly, they collect and analyze data pertaining to specific rural issues. The students submit a report of their analysis, with due suggestion on the issue in hand.

Ecological and Protection

ecological_protectionXIDAS aims to promote healthy living by creating healthy environment. The thematic areas of intervention are:1. Conserve natural resources;2. Practice and promote sustainable agriculture, especially organic farming;3. Promote sustainable harvesting of forest products, create awareness;4. Develop deteriorated watersheds;5. Pollution prevention by helping industries to safeguard environment;6. Facilitate government in municipal solid, e-waste and plastic  waste management;7. Bring green consumer behavior with environmental communication


xidasXavier Institute of Development Action and Studies, inaugurated on 03 December 1995 is a Registered Society run by the Madhya Pradesh Jesuit Society. XIDAS is a charitable, non-profit, Christian minority educational institution. The Institute consciously promotes sustainable development as its primary focus in all its operations for achieving its vision ‘Eradicating Human Misery’.