To facilitate a gender-sensitive and congenial working environment in the college so that the female staff and students are not subjected to gender specific discrimination or sexual harassment. Each such incident (of harassment) infringes the fundamental right of a woman to gender equality under Article 14 of the Constitution of India and her right to life and live with dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution. Section 509, IPC deals with “word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman” and permits appropriate action against the offender.
The different Departments of the college have their own Departmental Associations to promote co-curricular activities and academic and artistic talents of the students by organizing competitions, seminars, cultural activities, workshops etc. Each departmental association is managed by the respective Head of the Department, who acts as the staff consultant. The students elect the corresponding secretary for each association by casting votes during college union elections.
Youth represents exuberance and vitality, enthusiasm and delight, curiosity and rebellion. The fiery energy raging within the youth when channelized in a positive direction, often leads to novel expressions of creative output, very often beneficial to the society. The clubs play a seminal role in providing arenas for the expression of this latent energy in various forms. Every student has the choice of joining a club of his/her taste. Each club functions under the guidance of a convener and a committee of three or more teachers. The various clubs are
Red Ribbon Club
Despite the high rate of literacy, Kerala is far behind, when compared with the other states in the country, with respect to the percentage of voluntary blood donation. It is necessary that people realize blood donation as their responsibility. With this aim, under the guidance of Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS), Red Ribbon Club has been formed in the College, with effective donor education as its motto. Any student can join in this programme.
The new scheme “Bhoo Mithra Sena” programme was launched in 2009 by the Department of Environment, Government of Kerala, under the Environmental Education and Awareness Plan, to strengthen the commitment of college students towards environmental protection. Through this programme it is intended to take up environmental protection activities cum awareness programmes at the grass-root level, ensuring participation of local people. The Bhoo Mithra Sena Club (BMC) of our College has conducted several activities including seminars, essay competitions, planting of trees in the campus etc. in the last year. Any student can join in this programme.
In accordance with the suggestions from the meeting on Food Security State Level Campaign and as per the request of the Director of the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Thiruvananthapuram, the BMC of Sree Narayana College, Punalur plans to adopt traditional cultivation and organic farming as the focal theme of its activities in 2011-2012, in addition to addressing local environmental issues. This attains more significance in the light of the present pressure on the people of Kerala to become self-reliant, by raising their own homestead gardens, the only means to have an uninterrupted supply of nutritious vegetables free from chemical pollution and also to increase the per capita income of our small but beautiful state.
Heath Club aims to make the students aware about several health-related aspects such as improved hygiene, need for proper use of pure water, safe disposal of wastes, environmental sanitation etc. It provides the student community with the opportunity to practice and share the attributes of a healthy lifestyle through regular educational sessions dealing with different health topics, as the health of a person is the health and wealth of the family and society. It is open to all students interested in health-related fields of study.
Debates on relevant issues help to encourage the democratic exchange of ideas between the student communities, thereby enhancing their literary skills. The students become well-versed in delivering public speeches, attending group discussions on contemporary issues etc. The main aim of the club is to produce competent debaters. Inter-collegiate debate and elocution competitions provide the students with the opportunity to prove their competence.
Science club provides an exposure to the students, teachers and public about the rapid advancements in the field of science and inculcates the spirit of scientific observation and learning in them. This is achieved through classes, seminars, workshops, quiz competitions, essay competitions, public awareness programmes etc. Such programmes give them a bird’s eye view of the exponential pace at which scientific knowledge is exploding into newer realms. Students and teachers interested in scientific developments are eligible to become members of the club.
Environmental Activities /Nature club
The Environmental Activities Club functions with the aim of enhancing environmental awareness among students, by organising classes, seminars, training programmes, competitions etc. It strives to make them realize the gravity of the various threats hovering around us, threatening our very existence. Sadly many of these threats are the result of our own greed and selfishness, and unless we curtail such destructive tendencies and learn to utilize our natural resources sustainably, we stand to see our own young ones suffer, for we have so selfishly ‘borrowed’ their tomorrow