Bathinda: The Department of Environmental Science and Technology at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) has organized an expert conference on “single-use plastic” to commemorate World Environment Day. The keynote speaker for this program was renowned environmental scientist Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg.
While interacting with the participants, Professor Vinod Kumar Garg highlighted the terrible impacts of “single-use plastic” on the environment and living things. He highlighted the immediate need to replace single-use plastic with disposable plastic and jute bags in our daily lives. He also informed the public about the plastic waste management rules set by the Indian government. Professor Garg urged young people to join the UN’s #OnlyOneEarth campaign on World Environment Day 2022 to ensure this unique and beautiful planet remains a safe haven for humanity.
The program began with a welcome address by Dr. Sunil Mittal, Dean of the School of Environmental and Earth Sciences. After that, Dr. Yogalakshmi KN, HoD, Dept. of Environmental Science and Technology, introduced the theme of the program and emphasized the importance of living in harmony with nature and restoring the environment so that every species can thrive and live in peace.
The program ended with a vote of thanks from Dr. Dhanya MS. On this occasion, Dr. Puneeta Pandey, Dr. PK Sahoo, Dr. Ajay Kumar and other faculty members of the school were present. Researchers, students and staff participated in the program.