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Islamia College organizes workshop on waste reuse under G-20 celebrations

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Srinagar: Humans produce a lot of waste that pollutes the environment and harms the planet. Against this backdrop & as a part of G-20 celebrations day-long workshop was organized at Islamia College. 

Principal of the College, Professor (Dr.) Khursheed Ahmad Khan expressed that during G-20 celebrations several events and seminars were carried out within and outside the college campus to promote sustainable stability. 

He said that this workshop helps the students in particular and the community in general that, how we can save the environment from pollution and creates better places for ourselves. 

Dr. Sabeena Coordinator of the workshop focused on how various kinds of wastes & sewage, paper, garbage, industrial chemicals, etc. can be recycled for beneficial use. 

She talked about the importance of the 3Rs. Dr. Sabeena added that recycling is not very expensive. After the material has been collected from the consumers, it must be cleaned, sold to industry and transported, re-manufactured, and sold once again to consumers. Chief Coordinator of G-20 programs in the College, Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Jath, in his presentation said how such a workshop shall help us to conserve our natural resources. 

The keynote speaker Er. Abdul Rashid Bhat, EMMRC, University of Kashmir highlighted the importance of such a workshop through his lucid documentary showcasing Untreated Waste Disaster & Mission Ehsass. The documentaries were eye-openers about concern for saving our valuable resources. 

Speaking on the occasion Abdul Majeed Butt, Chairman of Fossil Park, Kashmir & Fossil Park USA talked about the concept of vermicompost and its importance. 

While sharing his experience both in USA and Kashmir he said that such workshops should be a regular feature in the colleges so that we can overcome the problem of pollution. Technical sessions of the workshop were modulated by Dr. Showket Yousuf Beigh, HOD Botany, and Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie.

The student participants Taha Bilal, Murfa Fayaz, Sania Zehra, Fuhi Jala, Sayima, Munazah Shafi, Myasar Gulzar, Mehak Wani, & Shakir in their presentations expressed how humans produce waste that pollutes the environment and how it harms our natural resources. 

They stressed on careless dumping of plastics which is very dangerous being non-biodegradable. A large number of students from PG Botany, IPG & Hon’s besides students from other departments actively participated in the Workshop. The students expressed during their question-answer sessions how pollution crises can be overcome by nations across the globe.

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