Saturday, 22 June 2013

My environmental conservation activities in past years to up to date....



Some of my activities in past years....

1). Special Talks:

*Life saving benefits of organ transplantation in Post Graduate department of Biotechnology, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi in 2010.
*Trees our Life” in Young Student Scientist (YSS) program in Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.
*I Interacted with Msc biotechnolgy students of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on the title of biotechnological applications in conservation of plants in 2011.


*I gave a speech in "Aquatic plants and its conservation" in GVN College of Arts and Science, Kovilpatti on Feb 27, 2012.





*I conducted a half a day World Environmental Day program in Suzlon Wind Energy pvt ltd in Tirunelveli on 5 June 2013.










" THINK EAT SAVE " This Year Theme 

2). Pencil Drawing Exhibition:

I conducted pencil drawing exhibition in Sri Parama Kalayani College. My  own pencil drawings were exhibited on the theme of “Environmental Conservation” on 11th February 2007.
Chief Guest: Dr. M. Arunachalam, Prof Head SPKCES, M.S. University, Alwarkurichi. Various students and staffs from this college visited the art exhibition. Other than common animals some of the endangered mammals were also exhibited. 





















3). Non – Stop Poem Writing:

I created environmental awareness among the students Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, I wrote 24 hours non-stop poem on the topic of “Environmental Awareness, Conservation and Education” in college auditorium on 17.08.09 to 18.08.09. Chief Guest: Mrs. Latha Abiruben, District ExNoRa, Sivakasi and our college Principal. Many of my own tamil verses were published in tamil and english dailies and magazines.  In Tamil I wrote some of the articles in Daily Thanthi and Sutrusoolal Puthiya Kalvi.














4). Special Program in Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi

I created environmental awareness among the students of Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi. I talked in 8 different departments in different topics of environment.


DATE
DEPARTMENT
TOPIC
26.08.2009
BIO INFORMATICS
CREATIVE SKILLS IN BIO INFORMATICS
08.09.2009
P.G. BIOTECHNOLOGY
YOUR ROLE TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT
24.09.09
P.G. PHYSICS
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
25.09.09
U.G.ZOOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS FOR U
29.09.09
P.G. MICRO BIOLOGY
GREEN UMBERLLA
01.10.09
P.G. ZOOLOGY
GREENER ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL
12.10.09
M.COM (C.A)
NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
P.G. CHEMISTRY
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

5). Programes conducted in Coimbatore

1. Helped with Dr. B.A. Daniel and Mr. Marimuthu for World Environment day 2011 celebrations in Cognizant, Coimbatore and it is continued in Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park and GRG high school





2. Helped in conducting Human- Elephant co-existense program in Vadivelampalayam and Anaikatty in 2011. 

6). Workshops attended

Teachers for Tigers a two-day advanced refresher course in Ambasamudram, conducted by Zoo Outreach Organization in 2008.

Freshwater Species in Western Ghats, Assessment Workshop for the Western Ghats aquatic plants assessment project in Karunya University, Coimbatore, India, organized by IUCN and Zoo Outreach Organization.

Human Elephant Co-existence Workshop in Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park 18-19 June, 2011, organized by Zoo Outreach Organisation, sponsored by International Elephant Foundation. 







Small Mammal Field Techniques Training, a five-day workshop from 10-14 November 2011 in Kerala Agriculture University, Kerala, India













Building Capacities for Conservation Planning five day workshop conducted by FERAL, in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, from 9-13 January 2012, project of CEPF- ATREE Western Ghats Small Grants.






Arc-GIS and SDM workshop in Student Conference on Conservation Science three-day program (3-5 Aug 2012) in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India






Freshwater Species and Policy Workshop in Wildlife Information & Liaison Development society (WILD) from 09 to 12 August 2012.






Sahyadri Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation Education Training Workshop in Karl Kubel Institute for Developmental Education Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. 25 to 27 February 2013.





















One-day plant identification training program in Department of Botany, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore on 9th March 2013.





Environmetal Jounnalism- Tamil workshop in KMTR- Papansam, Conducted by Pooulagin Nanbergal. 











7). Paper Presented/ Seminars Attended:
Papers:
Paper titled “Renewable source of energy” organized by Department of Zoology, Sri Parama Kalyani College, Alwarkurichi, India
Paper titled “Global climatic changes” on National Science Day celebrations in Gandhigram Rural University, Dindugal, India
Paper titled “Production and concentration of extra cellular protease by solid-state fermentation” in Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on 2 & 3 Feb 2010.
Paper titled “Isolation of metal degrading bacteria from metal industry soil” presented in PSG college of Engineering, Coimbatore.
Paper titled “Metal industry soil and bacterial isolation procedures” presented in Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, Tamil Nadu

Seminar:
Recent Trends in Biotechnology in Sri Parama Kalyani College, Alwarkurichi (28 January 2006)
National Conference on climate change and future security in Loyola College, Chennai on 8th and 9 January 2010
3rd Asian Lepidopteron Conservation Symposium (ALCS) in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
International Day for Biological Diversity conducted by Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, India
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) three-day program (3-5 Aug 2012) in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India


Young Ecologist Talk and Interact (YETI) program 2012 in Wildlife Institute of India on 5 to 7 December.




Second Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC) in JN Tata Auditorium, IISc, Bangalore from 08 to 11 December 2012.












8). Research Experience

May 2013 to till date Project fellow. Project
“Distribution data compilation and mapping of Western Ghats Amphibians”
A short-term project of French Institute of Pondicherry.

May 2012 – April 2013 Researcher. Project
“Status and distribution of Orchids in Western Ghats”

March 2012 – April 2012 Volunteer. Project
“Indian Alliance for Zero Extinction- species distribution mapping”

June 2011 – March 2012. Project fellow. Project
“Distribution status and mapping of small mammals, bats, rodents, aquatic plants, molluscs, fishes and odonates species in Western Ghats information updating work for Western Ghats portal”
Western Ghats Biodiversity Open Collaborative Information Systems Project, Supported by CEPF and French Institute of Pondicherry.

August 2010 – May 2011. Research Fellow. Project
“The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Western Ghats, India” supported by IUCN, Mac Arthur Foundation.

9). Tamil Nadu State Council for Science Technology Student Project (TNSCST)
I got TNSCST Project on the topic of “Isolation of metal degrading bacteria from metal industry soil (Sivakasi)” I got 10000 rupees as a fund and the work done in Department of Biotechnology, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.

10). Publications
Book Chapters
1.     Brawin Kumar, R., Anitha, K., Aparna Watve, Mani, S., Shiny Rehel and Arisdason.W (2011) The status and distribution of aquatic plants of the Western Ghats. Chapter 6, pp. 73-86. In: Molur, S., Smith, K.G., Daniel, B.A. and Darwall, W.R.T. (Eds), The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Western Ghats, India. Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, and Coimbatore, India: Zoo Outreach Organisation. 116p. [PDF of the complete book available on IUCN website]
Papers
1.     Kalaimani.A, Anukul Nath & Brawin Kumar.R (2012) A note on records of rare and endemic Duttaphrynus hololius (G√ľnther, 1876) from Tamil Nadu, Eastern Ghats, India, Frog Leg December 2012, PP. 27–30.

Please visit the website for my research papers: http://zooreach.academia.edu/BrawinKumar

11). All india Radio Program
I gave five speeches and read poems in All India Radio from 2008 to 2011, Tirunelveli.

12). Extra Curricular Activity
Interested in pencil drawing related with environment theme, and poem writing. I won many prizes for drawing and poem writing. 

13). Prizes won:
 
*Won first Prize in Drawing Competition in National Environmental Awareness Campaign  Conducted by Sri Parama Kalyani College Alwarkurichi.
*Won Second Prize in Tamil Verse writing competition in Alumini Day Celebration in Sri Parama    Kalyani College, Alwarkurichi on 19.08.2007.
*Won First Prize in District Level Painting Competition conducted by Ministry of New and Renewable Resources, Government of India, New Delhi on 20th August 2007. 1
*Won Second Prize in Essay Competition in Nehru Yuva Kendra Competition in Tirunelveli on 14.11.2007
*Won Second Prize in Elocution Competition in Wild Life Week Celebration Coducted by P.G.Department of Zoology Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on 09.10.09
*Won Third Prize in Poem Writing Competition Conducted by College Library Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.
*Won First Prize in Quiz Competition Conducted by BIOTOL –Association  P.G.Department of biotechnology Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on 05.09.08.
*Won First Prize in Tamil Essay Writing competition in 46th Hostel day Celebration in Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.
*Won Second Prize in Tamil Verse Writing competition in 46th Hostel day Celebration in Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.
*Won Second Prize in Tamil Verse Writing competition conducted by wild life week Celebration in UG Department of Zoology , Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College Sivakasi on 07.10.09.
*Won First  Prize in Drawing Competition Conducted by wild life week Celebration in UG Department of Zoology , Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College Sivakasi on 06.10.09.
*Won First Prize in Stamp Collection competition by wild life week Celebration in UG Department of Zoology , Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College Sivakasi on 06.10.09.

14). Volunteer
I was a active NSS volunteer during my College days. Now working as a volunteer for South Asian Taxa Monitoring System project, Pterocount (Bat monitoring project) and Journal of Threatened Taxa.

15). Dr.A.L.Mudaliar Oratorical Contest
I participated in the Dr. A.L.Mudaliar Oratorical Contest organized by the Central Leather Research Institute Adyar, Chennai (CLRI) on 21th January 2010.

16). Vivekananda Award:
I won “Swami Vivekananda Award” for best studies and Drawing, given by Bharathi Yuva Kendra, Madurai on 16.02.2008.

17). Field Work

Worked for the Amphibian chytrid sampling in Parts of Goa and Tamil Nadu.














19). Latest Office Group Photo



 I want to thank all my teachers in CBHSS School and ANJA College. Mr. S. Viswanathan  (Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi) is an well wisher, he guided me in all ways to protect our mother nature through effective conservation and outreach.