Nature Conservation Day 2022
The Community Service Unit of Maratha Mandir’s Babasaheb Gawde Institute of Management Studies celebrated World Nature Conservation Day on Thursday 28th July 2022. The FYMMS students were taken for a visit to Veermata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan, also known as the Byculla Zoo and formerly Victoria Gardens. The zoo and garden cover 53 acres located at Byculla, in the heart of Mumbai, India.
The objective of this visit was to save our Flora and Fauna which is the backbone of life on the Earth; it is important to conserve them and save them from getting extinct, maintaining their right population that helps in enriching the biodiversity.
The 53 acres Veermata Jijabai Udyan has conserved the Botanica reserves in Mumbai…it’s an epitome of conserving flora and fauna and also maintaining animals of variety and animals on verge of becoming extinct.
Four groups comprising10 students each were formed. Each group was assigned different topics on Nature conservation Day during the visit
- Group1 had to study the overall maintenance of the Zoo and the well-being of birds and animals
- Group 2 had to study animals becoming extinct and measures to be taken to protect them
- Group 3 had to study the overall experience in the zoo and the importance of conserving flora and fauna
- Group 4 had to study the overall experience of the animal kingdom and the arrival of new species in the zoo.
Students prepared posters on conserving the flora and fauna and created awareness in the zoo. Total 40 students along with four faculty members visited the zoo.
Learning- This visit developed a sense of responsibility to save the plants and animal kingdom as this earth belongs to all beings and not just human beings.
Feedback- The students had a wonderful visit and wish to have more such activities for them. They would love to contribute to saving our mother earth.