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The world environment day falls on June 5 th . In connection with this, our college, St James College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chalakudy started a nature club with the name POONCHOLA in the year 2009. The name was suggested by Dr. Latha, Director, River Research Centre, Thrissur. She officially announced the inauguration of Poonchola by lighting the lamp. S. Unnikrishnan (Executive Member, Chalakudy Puzha Samrakshana Samithi ) was the special invitee. Dr. Prof. K. Krishnakumar (Principal, St-James college of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Chalakudy) gave the welcome address followed by presidential address by Rev.Fr. Antony Mukkattukarakkaran ( former Administrator And Associate Director Of St- James Medical Academy,Chalakudy). An emblem was designed for the nature club. Some important activities performed were river study camp of chalakudy river, maintanace of medicinal plant garden of our college.


  • As a part of forest awareness programme, Poonchola had arranged a trekking programme to Athirappilly forest on 22 December 2009. A documentry show about Plachimada water crisis was held at college auditorium in August 2009.
  • State medicinal plant board provided fund (in the year 2011,2012,2013) for the nature club Poonchola as a part of the project “Schoolil oru oushadha thottam”.
  • In the year 2010, Poonchola conducted a blood donation camp in association with St James Hospital, Chalakudy.
  • In 2011 a documentary exhibition towards the need of preservation of nature for future generation and importance of maintaining the hygienic surroundings was conducted.

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