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Pollution awareness programme held at Mahatma Gandhi University

The objective of the event was to educate students, faculties, and the local community about the detrimental impacts of pollution and inspire collective action for a cleaner and greener future.

SHILLONG:

Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Sagar Manjare, Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi
University Meghalaya, a pollution awareness program was held at the University campus on May 25.

The objective of the event was to educate students, faculties, and the local community about the detrimental impacts of pollution and inspire collective action for a cleaner and greener future.

Distinguished Environmental Scientists, Shaidornell Swer and Dr. Gaurav Singh from
Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, Shillong, delivered a key note and share their
expertise and insights.

The program encompassed a series of engaging presentations, and interactive sessions, which shed light on various forms of pollution such as air, water, and soil contamination.

The speakers emphasised the urgent need for sustainable practices and the role of individuals in combating pollution.

Additionally, the programme featured workshops and hands-on activities to encourage active participation and practical learning. Students had the opportunity to engage in pollution monitoring exercises, waste management initiatives, and eco-friendly projects, fostering a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship.

The Registrar of the University Dr. Sarika Dixit expressed her satisfaction with the programme, stating, “Our goal is not just to raise awareness but to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to make a tangible difference. By instilling a sense of
environmental consciousness in our students and the community, we can drive meaningful
change.”

The pollution awareness program at Mahatma Gandhi University Meghalaya
received positive feedback from attendees, who praised the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Participants took the pledge to implement sustainable practices in their daily lives and spread awareness within their communities.

With such initiatives, Mahatma Gandhi University Meghalaya continues to play a vital role in
fostering environmental awareness and creating a generation of eco-conscious individuals.
By equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills, the university is actively
contributing to the global movement for a cleaner and healthier planet.

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