Students take oath for green, clean campus


Making Up Minds: Students taking oath for ‘green, clean and plastic free campus’ at St Aloysius College in Mangalore on Wednesday. Dh Photo

A decision was taken to plant more saplings, and make the campus free from use of plastic and to maintain cleanliness in the campus.

The programme was organised by Asian Trading Corporation in which Student council of St Aloysius College, Kannada Sangha, Tulukoota, Konkani Sangha, Nataka sangha, Cultural association, Akhila Bharatha Catholic University Federation and college students took part.
College Principal Rev Fr Swebert D’Silva spoke on the need to protect the ‘green cover’ in the coastal district.

“To go green is to strive for sustainability and protection of the environment. In the backdrop of global warming and environmental deterioration, our students will completely stop using plastic and contribute to a green, clean and plastic free campus,” he added. He called upon the students to join hands with the college authorities in beautifying the campus with green cover by planting more saplings.

Unveiling the eco-friendly paper bags, St Aloysius Institutions Rector Rev Fr Joseph I Rodrigues said that he had felt bad when he saw dry campus as soon as he took charge. Later, after discussing the matter with the college, it was decided to lay a green park and create an awareness among students by organising ‘Go green’ programme. Students, lecturers, staff took an oath to protect the green on the occasion.

Students were seen wearing shades of green and other with green ribbon on their clothes to bring in a feeling of protecting the environment and also to symbolise the importance of the campaign. Green placards made out of recycled materiel were placed in different locations of the campus to remind the oath which was taken to maintain a green clean and plastic free campus. Students sang environmental song ‘we are the world, we are the children’ on the occasion.

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