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GCOE organizes ‘Bye-Bye Plastic’ awareness campaign

JAMMU: "Bye-Bye Plastic", an awareness campaign against the use of Plastic was held at Canal Head Jammu on Wednesday.

The camp was organized by the NSS unit of the Government College of Education in collaboration with Nature Club, GCOE. The group's goal is to make the students and public aware of the adverse effects of Polythene bags on the environment, human beings and animals.

In order to commence this campaign officially, Adv. Poornima Sharma  (Deputy Mayor), Surinder Choudhary (Corporator ward 29), Atul Kumar Gupta (Secretary JMC and Nodal Officer SBMU), Hari Lal Khajuria  (ASO), Mr Vijay (Sanitary Inspector) gave their worthy presence.

They urged the students to make everyone aware of benefits of jute and cloth bags and hazards of using Plastic.

On the occasion, all the dignitaries and NSS volunteers gave away jute bags to the people to send a message to the public on their responsibility in joining the fight against plastic and using jute and other eco-friendly bags while going on shopping instead of depending on plastic bags. 

Elaborating upon the need for such environment-conscious steps, Adv, Poornima Sharma said, "it is time to think global, act locally by substituting the plastic bags and other necessities with a biodegradable and environment-friendly substance".

Addressing the gathering and all dignitaries, Dr. Shubhra Jamwal NSS Programme Officer suggested various ways to reduce plastic use and stop plastic from reaching landfills. She also said that the use of plastic is a threat to the coming generation.

Dr. Kulvinder Kour, Principal of GCOE, explained the harmful effects of using Plastic. She said that citizens should be aware of their responsibilities towards the environment. "If awareness is created among students, then such environmental issues can be dealt with effectively," she added.

Prof. Shapia Shameem Bhatti, Prof. Seema Kumari, and Prof. Sarita Dogra were also present at the event. 

The Program was adroitly conducted by Dr. Shubhra Jamwal, NSS Nodal Officer along with Dr. Shalini Sharma, Convenor Nature Club, HOD Environmental Sciences.

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