|Students urged to take action on air, water quality related issues|
GUWAHATI, June 8 - India Natural Resource Economics and Management (INREM) Foundation, in association with Institution of Public Health Engineers (India), Guwahati Regional Centre, celebrated World Environment Day on June 6, 2019 at the Kathiatoli Higher Secondary School, Nagaon.
INREM Foundation, which has been working on fluoride contamination of drinking water-related issues in the district through its Fluorosis Mitigation Support Centre (FMSC) programme, took the opportunity to generate awareness and to promote action on air and water quality-related issues among the students, said a press release here today.
Former Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Assam and Regional Director of INREM Foundation, AB Paul spoke on the prevailing menace of fluorosis that is plaguing their area and inspired them to work collectively for protecting the community from the bane of contaminated water.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Milanjit Bhattacharyya, secretary, Institute of Public Health Engineers (IPHE), Guwahati Regional Centre, emphasised on the theme ‘Beat Air pollution’ and urged the students and teachers to stick to the green ways of life.
School Principal Sandhya Bezbora, in her presidential address said the objective of celebrating the World Environment Day was to make younger generation more sensitive towards environmental protection. District Coordinator of Nagaon FMSC, Dharani Saikia, who has been actively working on fluorosis-related issues in the area, spoke on environmental sustainability and encouraged the students to adopt green ways.
Amrita Baruah, Project Manager of INREM Foundation and Sharmila Kakoti, FMSC coordinator of Kamrup district, were among the prominent participants in the programme. The programme was an interactive one with active participation of students.
It ended with the oath for a ‘greener and cleaner earth’ and plantation of saplings on the school compound.