Students go green at SIMC media seminar

He was addressing students at Footprints, a media seminar organised by the students of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC) in association with Deccan Herald, at the Symbiosis International University Campus here on Saturday.

The SIMC organised ‘Footprints’ in 23 Indian cities and two international cities since its inception 10 years ago, said Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Director, SIMC. All cities this year have a common theme in “Green Battle”, to address the ongoing environmental crisis. “Today green is in, green is ‘cool’, but green is survival,” added Professor Chowdhury.

The other speakers were Wildlife conservationist Gerry Martin, Suresh Heblikar, Founder of Ecowatch, an NGO and P Bineesha, Chief Environmental Advisor, GTZ.

Earlier in the morning, the seminar was inaugurated by A Ravindra, Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development. “Public transport must be used as much as possible to help check traffic and air pollution. Bangalore City has over 36 lakh vehicles which is in excess of the required number,” he said.

Pankaj Gupta, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Cyril Mani, Deputy Director, SIMC, Bangalore and Colonel Khanozede, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Geo-informatics were present at the inauguration.

Young Communicator Awards were given to Pavitra Chalam, an independent documentary film maker and Prasad Praseed, Senior Director, Group M, the two young media professionals, who have made a distinctive mark in the industry.

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