Date: September 22, 2023
On a bright and promising morning of September 22, 2023, the P.C.E.T School of Design organized a remarkable Tree Plantation Event at Pimpri Chinchwad University (PCU). The event, held at 11:00 AM, marked a significant step towards environmental conservation and sustainability, drawing inspiration from the visionaries who graced the occasion, including Honourable Dr. B M Domkundwar and Dr Girish Desai. It was attended by the Heads of Departments (H.O.Ds), staff members, and students, making it a memorable and impactful affair.
The event was graced by two distinguished guests who have made significant contributions to the field of education and sustainability. Honourable Dr. B M Domkundwar, former Principal of COEP (College of Engineering Pune) and PCCOE (Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering), shared his wisdom and experience with the attendees. Dr. Girish Desai, the Executive Director of P.C.E.T, brought his expertise to the field of education and emphasized the importance of such eco-friendly initiatives.
The Significance of Tree Plantation:
Tree plantation events are essential in today’s world as they contribute to numerous benefits for both the environment and society. Trees play a pivotal role in combating climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, thereby purifying the air we breathe. Additionally, they provide shade, reduce soil erosion, and offer habitat for wildlife. Most importantly, tree-planting events foster a sense of responsibility and environmental consciousness among individuals.
The Tree Plantation Event began with a warm welcome extended to the esteemed guests. Dr. Girish Desai and Honourable Dr. B M Domkundwar shared their insights and emphasized the crucial role universities and educational institutions play in nurturing a sustainable future.
Dr. Domkundwar planted the sapling and laid the foundation for green sustainability at the PCU Campus. Dr. Desai and all the HoDs joined hands by planting their respective saplings.
The P.C.E.T School of Design has consistently been at the forefront of promoting sustainability and innovation in design. This tree plantation event exemplified their dedication to nurturing a green campus and fostering a culture of environmental awareness among students.
The H.O.Ds and staff members of various departments also contributed actively to the event, setting a strong example for the students and highlighting the importance of collective action in addressing environmental challenges.
The Way Forward:
The Tree Plantation Event at Pimpri Chinchwad University was not merely a one-time activity but a pledge for a greener tomorrow. The saplings planted during the event will be nurtured and cared for, ensuring their healthy growth into mature trees.
This event also serves as an inspiration for the academic community and beyond. It encourages everyone to take small but meaningful steps towards a more sustainable future. As the saplings grow and thrive, they will serve as a living testament to the commitment of PCU towards environmental preservation.
The Tree Plantation Event at P.C.E.T’s Pimpri Chinchwad University, organized by the PCU School of Design, was a resounding success and a beacon of hope for a sustainable future. With the active participation of students, staff, and the guidance of esteemed guests, this event demonstrated the power of collective action in addressing pressing environmental challenges. As the saplings take root and grow, they will serve as a constant reminder of the university’s dedication to environmental conservation, leaving a lasting impact on both the campus and the community it serves.