Inter-College Symposium organized at MIER College

JAMMU: An Inter College Symposium was organized by the Environment Unit of MIER College of Education on the theme 'Environmental Waste Management -A Step Towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. Dr. C. M. Seth, IFS and Former Chairperson, WWF, J&K was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Dr. Adit Gupta, Principal MIER College of Education, Dr. N.R. Sharma, Dean Academics, HoDs of different departments, Center Heads along with faculty members and students of MIER College of Education attended the symposium.

Dr. Sundeep Jaglan, Scientist, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu, Dr. Piyush Malaviya, Associate professor, Dept of Environmental Science, University of Jammu, and Dr. Vikash Babu, Scientist, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) were the honorable Jury members.

In his welcome address, Dr. Adit Gupta, Director MIER hailed the achievements of Dr. C.M. Seth who is a noted environmentalist and has held various significant positions in numerous government institutions. Dr. Seth was also the first Registrar and Project Director of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.

Dr. Gupta also informed the audience that Dr. Sethhas also been a renowned scholar and has presented and published at the national and international level. A warm welcome was also extended to the honorable jury members andhe hoped that the deliberations in the symposium would be beneficial for the audience.

10 students from various Colleges of Education across Jammu city participated in this symposium. The students presented their views on the theme. On the basis of the results, Kalyani Sharma from Shivalik College of Education clinched the 1st prize, Jeya Pushpam representing MIER College of Education won the 2nd prize and Priya Khullar of Dogra College of Education secured 3rd position. Priyanka Sharma from MIER College of Education was given consolation prize. Certificates were also distributed to the participants.

The Chief Guest, in his address,said we need to rekindle our "Ganga-Yamuna" culture of living in harmony with nature. Dr. Seth highlighted that there are various scientific solutions, legal enforcement and awareness campaigns regarding managing the environmental waste but ‘we' as people have to be proactively involved in managing waste as we ourselves are the generator of this waste.

He quoted different examples from our history that have emphasized that with the change in the attitude impossible can be possible. Dr. Seth appreciated the cleanliness initiative taken by the government and said that we all need to make our contribution in it. He also appreciated the efforts of the Environment Unit of the college for organizing such programmes.

Monika Bajaj, Incharge, Environment Education Unit presented the formal vote of thanks. The program was compared by Monika, a student of B. Ed.

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