Srinagar: Department of Chemistry, Sri Pratap college, on Thursday organized a One Day Seminar on the theme ‘Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development Goals’, here on Friday.
The seminar was the third in the series of lectures to commemorate National Technology Day under India’s G20 presidency.
The invited speaker, Dr. Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, deliberated in detail about the importance of Green Chemistry in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with relevant examples. The talk was participatory in nature with frequent queries and explanations addressed aptly by the speaker.
The speaker also suggested methods to incorporate Green Chemistry at UG and PG levels.
Earlier, the head of the department, Prof. Saadat Hassan Kar in his introductory speech emphasized the importance of sustainable developmental goals vis-a-vis green chemistry.
This was followed by special remarks by the Principal Prof. (Dr) Gh Jeelani Qurashi wherein he laid stress on the use of green chemistry as a means of achieving sustainable development goals and highlighted the role of students as agents of change.
The programme included student participation sessions as well. Hamid Javed of IG 10th semester discussed the successful green synthesis methods used by him in his project versus the conventional methods.
This was followed by two practical demonstrations highlighting the benefits of green methods over conventional methods by Azra Manzoor of IG 6th semester and Syed Muneesa of IG 9th semester.
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