Nature Photo Shooting Motorcycle Expedition
International Mountain Day, December 11, 2012
International Mountain Day is commemorated all over the world on 11th December to create awareness about the importance of mountains to human life, its role in preserving the green earth and to bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.
Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi celebrated the day this year in a unique way by organising a Motorcycle Expedition to Valparai for Nature Photo Shooting with a threefold mission.
1. To give hands-on training to enthusiastic students on Nature Photography
2. To create awareness among students on the importance of conserving nature by giving them an opportunity to enjoy nature - the mountains, dense forests and the highlands
3. To visit some indigenous communities in the highlands to learn about them and tell the world ‘how tribal communities live in harmony with the nature’.
The motorcycle expedition team consisted of 69 students, 7 faculty members, a photography trainer, a pharmacist with first aid medicines, two motorcycle mechanics and a service van to carry food, water and other essentials. Clad in green T-shirts, expedition team possessed an exclusive identity and highlighted the message ‘Green Earth’.