A student seminar was jointly organized by Geography and Economics program, School of tribal Resource Management to observe National Pollution Control Day on 2nd December 2023. The day is observed to remember those thousands of people who lost their lives during 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. This year theme was “Sustainable Development for a clean and Healthy Planet”.  There was a stimulating discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations with special focus on SDG 13 Climate Change. Faculty Members, Research Scholars and Students of the School were present in the seminar.

At the outset, Dr. Arpana Premi Lina Oraon, Associate Professor, Geography Programme, KISS-DU welcomed all the participants present. She introduced the theme and gave brief introduction of the background of this day. It is of utmost importance for people to be aware of every type of pollution and how it can be harmful to our bodies and environment. The main objective of this day is to raise awareness, educate people and spread awareness across industries about safety measures and curb pollution.

Dr. Sanjeeta Devi, Assistant Professor and Head of the Economics Programme spoke about the many Prevention and Control of Pollution acts like Air, Water, Soil, Land, and Noise Pollution. The students spoke about the various aspects of the topic. Ms Shruti Khalkho, Research Scholar, shared her view on 3R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to control pollution. Ms. Pramila, Research Scholar, discussed about ways to control water pollution and proper disposal of water. Students Goutam Bhuyan, Nasabati Tudu, Laxmi Priya, Neerupama Huikalsa also expressed their views on this day.

In the end Dr. Oraon summarized the points and encouraged the students to spread awareness on pollution control and not indulge in things which cause harm to the environment. She also proposed a formal vote of thanks.