Department of English, Bharati College hosted a seminar in collaboration with The Association for the Study of Environment and Literature, commonly known as ASLE-Delhi in its premises on February 6th, 2017. The Seminar was attended by enthusiastic students and faculty members apart from members of the Organization.
Divided into two sessions, the program began with an introduction to ASLE-Delhi delivered by the President of the Organization, Rishikesh Kumar Singh. The speaker focused his attention on Eco Preservation stressing on the need for people to not only become aware of the damage being caused to the environment due to constant contamination and destruction but to become ‘conscious’ of it. This session met its objective in promoting awareness among students and faculty members alike of what is called the LEGH Movement, a celebration of the assimilation Literature with relevant issues of Environment, Gender and Human Rights.
Session two was heralded by Dr. Nandini Sen, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Bharati College and also the National Coordinator at ASLE-Delhi. She gave an introduction to the National Seminar on Migration and Diaspora: Theory, Cultures and Literatures which is to be held at Bharati College on 24-25 March 2017. She discussed migration and Diaspora in the context of Amitav Ghosh’s sixth novel Hungry Tide, educating the audience about the life in the Sundarbans.
This was followed by a very lively poetry reading session by Yuyutsu RD Sharma, a widely travelled Nepalese/Indian writer and journalist. He read out poems that he wrote during his various trekking expeditions in the Himalayas spreading awareness about the life in the far reaches of the mountains, while stressing upon the need for Eco Preservation.