AWANTIPORA: As part of waste management awareness programme among the faculty and students, Mantaqi Centre for Science and Society and Department of Mathematical Sciences (Environmental Science Division), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) organised a programme on waste management and cleanliness drive, on Wednesday at university campus.
An official statement issued here said Prof. Fozia Qazi formally welcomed the participants and spoke of the importance of waste management and its disposal. She mentioned repairing, sharing and reusing as part of traditional Kashmiri cultural ethos and how these three important principles can be used in contemporary times in minimising the quantity of waste.
Dean Academic Affairs IUST, Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad Qurishi, who was the chief guest on the occasion, highlighted the effects of pollutants and their chemical reactions on different life forms of earth. He brought religious and moral insights into the discussion in light of the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad (SAW) depicting cleanliness of our surroundings and of oneself and how that can protect our environment.
Ex-Chief Sanitation Officer, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Manzoor Ahmad Tarray gave a presentation highlighting the importance of sanitation and waste management practices that need to be incorporated at domestic, municipal and individual level.
Depicting the role of municipal corporations in waste management and its proper disposal, an on-site demonstration on waste collection, segregation and treatment was performed by Tarray. The role and active participation of youth in dealing with the waste as per the prescribed rules and regulation of SPCB and CPCB was emphasised.