SRINAGAR: Students from thirty schools showcased models on utilizing litter for production activities like power generation, construction of plastic roads at a solid waste management event organized by Eco Peace Resource Management Foundation at SKICC in Srinagar, supported by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC). The students also participated in a painting competition on the theme ‘How beauty of Kashmir is destroyed by solid waste.’ Here is the glimpse of the event which was aimed at inculcating a pattern of thinking meant among children to have in them sustained habit for cleaning the environment.
“The purpose of getting them together is to bring in them an idea of solid waste management since early childhood. The models exhibit how solid waste can be effectively used by practical examples. We believe doing these activities since childhood remains attached to them for life,” Taham Mubashir, the co-founder of Eco Peace Resource Management Foundation told Kashmir Reader. “We will continue work on them in future too to enhance their capacity building,”
Among the methods demonstrated was generation of electricity and fertilizer from litter. prepared by Kamil Muzaffar and Aadiv Rath, class 9 students of Burnhall School. Their class fellows, Abeet Paul and Haider Jeelani, displayed a model for using plastic in road laying along with a chemical bitumen.
Scholars, Al Huda, Lawyerence Vidyabavan, Woodland, Oasis, St Paul, Spring Field were among the participants.