Hindi Day Celebration on 14th September ’17
IIMB celebrated The Hindi Day on 14th September 2017.Since the time Hindi has been adopted as the official language of the Union by the Constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949, this day is celebrated as Hindi Day, according to the guidelines laid down by the Department of Official Language.
IIMB Director Professor G. Raghuram addressed the gathering. This celebration also included activities like ‘Kavya Goshthi’ by Dr. Mangal Prasad, Sr. Manager (Retired), KIOCL, Bangalore, and Editor of ‘Bhasha Spandan’, and group.
In order to promote the use of Hindi, the Hindi Cell at IIMB organizes several activities every year such as workshops, competitions, Hindi Day/Hindi Fortnight celebrations, computer programs in Hindi, besides implementing the Annual Programme of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Official Language, Government of India.
The campus green cover is approximately over 60 percent of the total area. The campus has more than 50,000 trees (Big and small). It includes many fruit/flower/Medicinal plants/trees. There are around 150 coffee plants and 4 varieties of bamboo shoots.
Fruit trees: Mango, Jack fruit, Berry (Black, Blue), Gooseberry, Lychee, Butter fruit, Fig, Custard Apple, Orange, Coconut trees, etc.
Flower trees: Tabebuia varieties, Tecoma varieties, Cassia varieties, Gulmohar, Jacaranda, Saraca Indica varieties, Spethodia tree, Akash Mallige tree, etc. Flower trees will blossom from December to May every year.
Medicinal Plants: Sansevieria roxburghiii, Bauhinia tomentosa, Ruta graveolens, Helicteres isora, Coleus aromaticus, Zingiber zerumbet, Sauropus androgynous, Budleja asiatica, Cestrum diurnum, Costus speciousus, Vitex negundo, Vernonia amygdalina, Strobilanthes barbatus, Breynia vitis-idaea, Ocimum gratissimum, Muehlenbeckia platyclada, Hedychium coronarium, Alpinia calcarata, Clerodendrum phlomides, Kalanchoe pinnata, Clinacanthus neutans, Vitex trifolia, Salacia reticulate etc.
Commercial trees: Sandal, Teak, Eucalyptus, Akacia, etc.
The campus looks like mini forest and the greenery are attracting many birds. Some of the highly experienced ecologists/bird watchers have recently surveyed the campus and found the following birds on our campus. There are 36 species of birds, and the names that have been given to them are – Great Cormorant, Oriental Darter, Indian Pond-Heron, Shikra, Black Kite, Brahminy Kite, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Spotted Dove, Asian Koel, Greater Coucal, Spotted Owlet, White throated Kingfisher, Coppersmith Barbet, etc.
IIMB has participated in the Horticultural Competition conducted by Mysore Horticultural Society during Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations and has won outstanding prize in best ornamental garden category.
“We have recently renovated the Open Air Theater, MDC area and Foot-ball Ground in best possible way. Also, Created new garden at Sports Complex and adjacent areas. We have around 16 acres of lawn area in the campus to cater to all the stake holders at IIMB,” said Balaraj M, the administrative officer of the Campus Management.
(The information has been provided by Mr. Balaraj M, Administrative Officer – Campus Management)