The CEPT University is conducting a drawing workshop “The sudden change of the line” as part of their winter school 2018 program. The workshop started on December 17th 2018 and has 19 students from various streams participating. The program is known for its distinctive spirit provides a dynamic and multicultural learning experience where the students can go beyond the structured classrooms to an intellectually stimulating and innovative sessions. The workshop will engage the students to document the buildings at various locations in Kochi for educational purpose through pictures/photographs under the guidance of Prof. Hans Van der Pas, using an innovative design tool. The final day will showcase the work carried out by the students from the past weeks. The summer winter school of the CEPT University provides a valuable learning experience through exposure and interaction. The winter school 2018 is held in Kochi with the support of c-hed.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India had launched a scheme on “Development of Solar Cities”. Under this scheme Kochi was selected as one among the 60 cities to be supported for development as “Solar/ Green Cities”. The council of the Kochi Municipal Corporation had assigned the Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development(c-hed), an institution under the Kochi Municipal Corporation, the task of functioning as the Solar City Cell. As part of the cell’s campaigning activities, the Kochi solar city cell had conducted a poster designing competition with the theme “My vision of Kochi as a Clean Energy City” for the students in the grades 8, 9 and 10 in September 2018. Around 60 posters which showcased the creative visions of the young minds on the theme of the competition were received. The first six students with the best posters were awarded at the Council hall of the Kochi Municipal Corporation in presence of all the council members. Honorable Mayor gave away the certificates and trophies to the winners. The winners were – First: Nived Prem (TocH Public School), Second: Savvy Thomas (TocH Public School) Third: Angel Lizbeth (TocH Public School), Consolation: Pooja V Shenoy (Bhavans Vidhya Mandhir), Gayatri B Nair (Chinmaya Vidhyalaya), Shreya Shibu (Bhavans Vidhya Mandhir).