N.S.S. UNIT of VVM’s GOVIND RAMNATH KARE COLLEGE OF LAW. MARGAO-GOA in association with  TALUKA LEGAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, SALCETE, organised a One Day State-Level Students’ Seminar on  the theme ‘Sustainable Development: Concerns and Challenges’ on Saturday, the 3rd March 2018 in the Ganesh Daivadnya Auditorium of the institution.
The Inauguration of the Seminar took place at 10.00 am at the hands of the Chief Guest for the occasion, Dr. Manoj Borkar, Associate Professor, Carmel College of Arts, Science & Commerce for Women. Dr. Saba Da Silva, the Principal of the institution formally welcomed and meticulously introduced the guest to the participants and the audience. Ms. Sonali Naik, Coordinator of the programme read out the importance, the scheme and the rules of the seminar. The Judges for  the Paper Presentations, Dr. C.P. Hiremath, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Shree Mallikarjun College of Arts and Science, Dalem-Canacona and Ms. Ujjwala More, Teacher Grade I, R. M. Salgaocar Higher Secondary , Tansor-Comba were also  introduced to the gathering by the Coordinator . The Chief Guest addressed the gathering  present , which was then  followed by the paper presentations from 10.30 am onwards.
The Seminar was divided into 3 sessions of 50minutes duration each in the following order: 
Environmental Protection and Laws in India : An Overview- 10.30am -11.30am
1.       Historical Perspectives of Environmental Sustainability :Ms. Rida Fernandes, FYBALLB
2.       Environment Protection Act 1986: Its salient features and drawbacks :Mr. Shalom Sardinha, SYLLB
3.       Sustainable Development through Environmental Impact Assessment :Ms. Nemesia Savian Fernandes, FYLLB
4.       Constitution and Environment :Ms. Aishwarya J., FYBALLB
Sustainable Development and Law- 11.30am-12.30pm
5.       Tracing the Roots of Sustainable Development :Mr. Ramchandra Kamat, SYLLB
6.       Goals and Implementation of Sustainable Development :Ms. Akshata S. Rane, SYBALLB
7.       Eco Marks: Its contribution to Sustainable Development :Ms. Akhila Salelkar, FYLLB
8.       Sustainable Development in the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility :Mr. Omkar Prabhudessai, SYLLB
Sustainable Development: Challenges in Modern India12.30pm-1.30pm
9.       Challenges and Opportunities associated with Waste Management in India :Ms. Pinkikumari Rajpurhohit, 4th Yr  BALLB
10.   Nuclear Energy : A harmful clean energy :Ms. Atika Khan, 4th Yr  BALLB
11.   Coal and Sustainable Development :Mr. Anant Dabholkar, TYLLB
12.   Coastal Zone Management :Ms. Savia Sucyn Da Costa, FYLLB


Dr. Manoj Borkar, also played a dual role as Moderator for each session .

The paper presenters were allotted a time limit of 10minutes each, which was followed by a question round by judges and/or moderator. The presenters were evaluated on the basis of a criterion which included Content and research ( 20 marks), Organisation and Direction of thought (10 marks) and articulation and delivery (10 marks) and response to questions (10 marks) .

The sessions were well timed and each presenter adhered to the time limit.  It was attended by students and faculty.

At the valedictory of the seminar the Moderator gave his concluding remarks and applauded the paper presenters for their choice of topics and the efforts taken. The seminar concluded with a Vote of Thanks proposed by Ms. Sonia Shirodkar, Assistant Professor. 


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