One of the most stunning regions in India may be found right on the water’s edge of the Bay of Bengal. It is known as Pondicherry or Puducherry, and it is a popular tourist destination due to its breathtaking sunsets and gentle breezes.
It is not so much the quality of its education that makes Tagore Government Arts and Science College stand out from the other colleges in this city; rather, it is the incredible ecosystem that has been grown on campus by Sasikanta Dash, the principal of the college.
There are a number of government and private colleges in this city.
After four years of steady effort, beginning in 2017, when Dash took over the post, the outdoor areas have evolved into something truly mesmerizing.
He expressed his shock to GNN by saying, “I was frightened by the wide treeless lands gazing at me.” “It was a defining moment for me because I was able to evaluate the unrealized potential of this empty area,” she said.
At that very moment, he came to the conclusion that this location should be embellished with the most glossy green cover that a college has ever owned.
The college can now take pride in its 8 acres of green cover, which is home to a variety of flora and animals and provides oxygen-rich air thanks to the presence of trees such as 100 palm trees, neem, banyan, burflower (Kadamba), and Bodhi.
They have stunning flowers that bloom, including jasmine, crape jasmine, champa (a type of magnolia), hibiscus, sadabahar (periwinkle), morning glory, and a great deal more.
Orchards of nutrient-dense fruits, including 50 jackfruit trees, 25 mango trees, 45 coconut and papaya trees, and 10 pomegranate trees, as well as guavas, lemons, bananas, and blackberries hanging from limbs and shrubs within the campus, are the best part of the facility.
Additionally, some of the area is used for the cultivation of seasonal crops.
Students have the opportunity to observe a wide range of birds, some of which have made the campus their permanent home, such as woodpeckers, parrots, kingfishers, cuckoos, sparrows, and owls.
Dash is quite proud to state, “We have created rainwater harvesting systems that recharged 1.2 million liters of water last year,” which is the amount of water that was harvested from the rain.
“Just recently, we were able to successfully collect honey from honeycombs that were erected at the campus as part of a new apiculture effort,”
In addition, a tree is planted in commemoration of each and every event that takes place in this town, including memorials to people who have passed away.
Dash’s efforts to build a nutritious environment have the full support of the team at the institution, which also contributes to the maintenance of the blooming ecosystem.
Together, they are working toward the common goal of leaving the students with an environmentally responsible and self-sufficient campus that will encourage them to leave important legacies for India in a variety of sectors.
According to Dash, “We have come a long way from 100 trees four years ago to a tiny forest” that currently consists of 3000 trees.
“It gives me a really nice feeling to be able to declare that a tour of the campus, with its natural trails and seating benches, can revitalize your spirits…it is the spiritual equal of going on a nature tour at an eco-resort.”
Everyone is encouraged to stop by the institution to have a glimpse of what he refers to as “the harmonic sustenance of humans and nature.”
It would be very helpful if you could offer your ideas about how to make the location even more desirable.