MG University takes up pollution control initiatives

Shillong, May 27: A pollution awareness programme was held on Mahatma Gandhi University campus under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Dr. Sagar Manjare.

The event was aimed to educate students, faculties, and the local community about the detrimental impacts of pollution and inspire collective action for a cleaner and greener future.


Environmental scientists Shaidornell Swer and Gaurav Singh from Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board shared their expertise and insights. The programme encompassed a series of engaging presentations, and interactive sessions, which shed light on various forms of pollution such as air, water, and soil contamination. The speakers emphasised the urgent need for sustainable practices and the role of individuals in combating pollution.

Additionally, the programme featured workshops and hands-on activities to encourage active participation and practical learning. Students had the opportunity to engage in pollution monitoring exercises, waste management initiatives, and eco-friendly projects, fostering a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship.

The Registrar of the University Dr. Sarika Dixit expressed her satisfaction with the programe, stating, “Our goal is not just to raise awareness but to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to make a tangible difference. By instilling a sense of environmental consciousness in our students and the community, we can drive meaningful change.” The pollution awareness programme at the university received positive feedback from attendees, who praised its commitment to environmental sustainability. Participants took the pledge to implement sustainable practices in their daily lives and spread awareness within their communities.

In a statement, the university said with such initiatives, Mahatma Gandhi University Meghalaya continues to play a vital role in fostering environmental awareness and creating a generation of eco-conscious individuals. By equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills, the university is actively contributing to the global movement for a cleaner and healthier planet, the statement added.

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