A NATIONAL seminar on ‘global dimensions to preserve and protect the environment’ was held at the Sri Sathya Sai College for women on Saturday under the aegis of its Chemistry department. The National Council of Science and Technology and the MP Council of Science and Technology (MPCST) jointly sponsored the programme.
Chief medical superintendent of Kasturba Hospital Dr N C Agrawal was the chief guest. Former vice-chancellor of the Barkatullah University Dr Ram Prasad presided and MPCST project director Dr NP Shukla was present as the special guest.
Dr Shukla spoke on emission of Green House emissions, the damage to ozone layer and global warming. Expressing concern, he said that while speaking of environment protection, the process of industrialisation would have to be kept in mind as most of them involve polluting elements.
Dr Ram Prasad lauded the idea to hold the seminar. He said without awareness on environment protection, our education is not complete. The imbalanced weather pattern, increasing population and decreasing forest cover is causing rise in level of carbon dioxide and leading to natural disasters. He emphasised on pollution control and increased tree plan.
Dr N C Agrawal emphasised tree plantation and ban on polythene and making a beginning in this direction at personal level. The welcome address was delivered and mementoes to guests presented by vice-principal Dr Indira Nayar while convener of seminar Dr Charanjit Kaur proposed the vote of thanks.