Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Nov 22: “Students should unite to curb the use of plastic”, said DC Dr N S Channappa Gowda.
He was addressing the students at an awareness program ‘plastic-free city and students’ contribution’ jointly organized under aegis of Information department, Mangalore, DK district administration and St Aloysius College Mangalore here on Tuesday November 20.
He added that plastic has badly affected the planet earth and the environment. With the increasing population and commercialization environment has bore the brunt. Curbing on use of plastic is inevitable for safeguarding the coming generation, he said.
Dr Harish Kumar, MCC commissioner who was the resource person on the occasion said that curb on usage of plastic turned out to be a challenging task as plastic are not scientifically disposed. He observed that plastic used for mere ten minutes will remain in this planet for years together. Cattles die by consuming them and also chemical elements adversely affect human beings. Students must pledge to make plastic-free society, he asserted.
He also said that plastic wastes will be collected door to door from December 1.
St Aloysius College principal Fr Swebert D’Silva presided. He said that imposing self control over use of plastic is the best way to avoid using plastic rather than by any law forces.
Information Department senior assistant director Rohini K, Registrar Prof. A M Narahari, vice principals professor John D’Silva, Judy Pinto among others were present.