SRM Institute conducts events to mark World Environment Day

SRM Institute of Science and Technology Vice-Chancellor Sandeep Sancheti presenting a memento to BRAC senior scientist J Daniel Chellappa during World Environment Day celebrations in Chennai recently.

Chennai: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BRAC) has developed technologies that would decrease water wastages during reverse osmosis, said its senior scientist J Daniel Chellappa.

Participating at the World Environment Day celebrations at SRM Institute of Science and Technology here recently, he pinpointed the need to develop higher efficient water purifiers in houses and colleges.

He also spoke about the ways water purification can be perceived in SRM. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, Scientific Officer, M Shanmugasundaram, spoke about radiation awareness. He also added the need to develop better awareness among people about the radiations.

Madras Medical College former professor, Dr V K Ramadesikan, spoke about the hospital waste management. He said we need to be careful while disposing hospital waste such as a syringe, liquids, used bandages and dressings, discarded gloves and other medical supplies. He explained different ways to dispose of all these waste safely and eco-friendly.

SRM Institute of Science and Technology Vice-Chancellor Sandeep Sancheti presided over the event and SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre dean, Dr A Sundaram gave few interesting insights into the ways, the environment can be handled better.

According to a press release, the weeklong event saw tree planting and seed ball throwing in SRM Rural Health Hospital in Mamandoor. Events such as E-poster and banner creation based on hospital waste management and, this year’s main agenda, ‘Beat Air Pollution’ (#BeatAirPollution) got hundreds of entries. Students took part in various events.

NT Bureau