Jammu : To mark the observance of “World Ozone Day”, Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Committee on Friday hosted a Symposium on the `theme “Montreal Protocol @ 35: Global Cooperation protecting life on earth” for school students of Jammu with the objective to understand the need for collaborative accountability and preventive actions to ensure prevention of any further damage to ozone layer.
Dr. Yash Paul Scientist, Head labs JKPCC, Jammu welcomed the participating schools and students along with Eco-clubs Nodal Officer, Jammu Division Dr. ShashikantLakhanpal here at the Conference Hall, JKPCC, Jammu. He gave a detailed overview regarding Montreal protocol and Kigali Amendment 2016 to focus on phasing out use of industrial chemicals leading to climate change.
- Ramesh Kumar, Member Secretary, JKPCC pointed out that there was a need to make students aware about the International Commitments to understand the status of the Environment which our country has inherited and maintained throughout ages and initiatives taken in our country to address various climate challenges to improve quality of life for future generations.
Students from different Government Schools, viz., Govt Girls HSS Rehari, Govt. Boys HSS Sarwal, Govt. Girls HSS, Mubarak Mandi, Govt. HSS ChanniHimmat, Govt. Girls HSS Shastri Nagar, SRML HSS Parade Jammu, Govt. HSS JhulakaMohalla, Govt. HSS Satwari and Govt. HSS Hari Singh participated in the Symposium. They were very enthusiastic and energetic and communicated well in the symposium touching all important aspects related to depletion of Ozone layer and remedial measures that can be helpful in further deterioration of this fragile layer.
Dr. Neelu Gera, Chairperson J&K Pollution Control Committee, appreciated and lauded the communication skills of students and encouraged them to practice an environment friendly way of living for their better future and also sensitize their family and friends to adopt Eco- friendly lifestyle. She also stressed that only collaborative and consistent efforts to minimize use of electronic gadgets, ODS and chemicals / equipment releasing Green House Gases (GHG’s)into the atmosphere to protect the ozone layer.
First prize in the symposium was bagged by AbhayaTandon of Government Girls HSS Rehari, while the Second prize was shared by Nandini Sharma from Government Girls HSS, Mubarak Mandi and PalakMagotra from Government Girls HSS Shastri Nagar Jammu, while the third prize was bagged by Tania Singh from Government Girls HSS Shastri Nagar.
The Program ended with distribution of prizes and certificates among all participating students with vote of thanks by Smt. Neelu Sharma Principal Scientific Officer, JKPCC.