The Department Of Commerce, Dhara – The Eco Club, and the NSS Unit of Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi together organised a National Workshop on “Water and Waste Management” on 30th August. It was an initiative by the institution to raise awareness about the nation’s rising concern on the effective management of water and waste.
The Convenor, Dr.Indu Jain, said that the initiative to organise workshop was taken after seeing condition of water scarcity in some villages and serious issues concerning dumping of waste. The panel was led by Shri. U.P. Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, who talked about how India is facing severe water crisis and suggested measures required to be followed by each individual to solve this problem.
The guest of honour, Dr. P. Nandkumaran , Member, Central Ground Water Board discussed about the deteriorating position of ground water and the need for water conservation and rain harvesting. The Principal, Dr Savita Roy, said that there is a need to deliberate on these issues and assured the cooperation of students and staff to the government. A newsletter, Green Connect, was also released in which articles and poem on environmental issues were written by the students as well as the teachers.
In the second session, the key Speaker, Shri Praveen Nayak, encouraged the students to think on how the waste from their houses and their surroundings is being disposed in the city and the alternative methods to be used to dispose waste effectively and efficiently. The importance of recycling of both water and waste was a key highlight of both the sessions.
The speakers, Ms.Manisha Saini and Dr Aradhana Sharma, CEO, Hara Jeevan, an NGO gave practical demonstrations on how people can effectively dispose waste, without causing pollution. The conference was successfully concluded with the prize distribution to the winners of “Poster Making” and “Best out of Waste” competition.