CAMPUS: For the first time in their 6 years of existence, Wildlife Awareness and Conservation Club (WACC) focused on spreading awareness on the importance of honeybees due to lack of awareness of its members.
As seen in their theme ‘Honeybee’, WACC presented Wild 6.0 on December 6, 2016, a cultural as well as animal friendly event. It held 16 events in one day along with organizing a workshop for 120 under privileged children.
“We know about the endangered tigers but there is a lack of knowledge on how important honey bees are hence we can start to protect them for now. Our basic idea was to incorporate that knowledge into each member of the association and I think we succeeded so far,” said Rahul Jain, 6th president of WACC and final year student of BSc. (PEM).
Emphasizing on why honeybees are important especially to these children they called an expert to educate them. To make it more interesting for these children they organized a honey tasting competition containing 90 varieties of honey and had a documentary screening in the morning.
From 12 p.m. onwards the cultural fest took place, which included dance, quiz, pot pouri, personality, karaoke, shipwreck, cooking without fire, extempore, treasure hunt, moot court, face painting and mimicry, talkestry, nail art, quick sketch and live painting. Apart from the normal cultural events, for the first time they brought domestic animals into their campus including chickens, goats and cows. The highlight was the ‘Pet Runway’ and a musical performance performed by the rock band ‘Agnee’.
Other Wild life featured events included pet stories and tricks, model display, farmyard buddies and bee station. There were 8 colleges which participated in this event which were St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Jain VV Puram, Jain Jayanagar, Cathedral Composite PU College, Mount Carmel College, Jyoti Nivas College, CMS Jain and Christ College.