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‘Plastic ka time up’ Campaign at Government Home Science College

‘Plastic ka time up’ Campaign at Government Home Science College

 

Chandigarh,24th October 2019:The Environment Society, Harita, of Government Home Science College today organized ‘Plastic Free Chandigarh Campaign’ to create awareness about the ill-effects of the use of plastics. The students highlighted the toxic chemicals that leach out of plastic and harmful effects of its exposure to human health.

In sync with the National/ Chandigarh Administration initiative on ban on one time use plastic, student volunteers sensitized the people of the better alternatives than plastic that can be used in our day to day lives.

The occasion was also marked by the poster making and slogan writing competitions in which more than 100 students participated. The campaign was sponsored by State Bank of India, Sector-10, Chandigarh. The Regional Manager SBI Mr. Rajesh Gupta was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Mr Gupta also planted a sapling of Gulmohar tree on the occasion.

The occasion also saw the Environment Society of the college organize Anti- Cracker Campaign before Diwali to make students aware of noise pollution caused by fire crackers. The volunteers also made an effort to highlight health hazards and ill-effects of breathing in the polluted air, caused especially due to fireworks. The Volunteers of environment society also took oath to pledge to protect our environment by avoiding the use of fire crackers on this Diwali.

The Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the students for their efforts in creating awareness amongst the masses and further informed the students about the profound and long lasting negative impact on the environment which cumulatively leads to acute health problems.