WIT starts month-long envt protection programmes

Rev Fr Micheal Santhumayor inaugurated the event at the institute premises. He said planting of saplings, using plastic in a proper way, saving water would help environment protection in a great way. He lauded the institute for taking steps to create awareness among the public.

Captain Ramprasad, one of the guests, said environment day should not be for one day, it should be celebrated every day. He stressed on pollution control. He told the students to be aware of the climatic changes in the environment too.

Dr Ramachandra Bhat, the guest faculty in first aid, of the institute said, “Environment protects us and we have to protect it.” Resource person Dr N A Madhyastha said that safeguarding Environment should be the priority of the young generation.

“It is not the earth which needs us but we need the earth,” he stressed adding that there is an intricate relationship between earth and human beings. He also discussed the environmental problems and stressed on the impact of global warming on the environment.

The institute is organising various activities as part of the Environment Day. Environment forms an important part of the syllabus of Health, Safety and Environment course, one of the major programs offered in the Western Institute of Technology.  The students of the institute will participate in a workshop to be organised at Pilikula on June 9. The institute will conduct competitions like logan writing, essay and speech on weekends to create awareness. The institute offers programmes like fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency preparedness, construction safety, safety management system in petrochemical industries, according to a release.

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