09-OCT-2019: Anti-Plastic, Tree-Plantation drives in AMU
Aligarh, October 9: The Psychological Society of the Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) concluded its week-long 'Anti-Plastic' drive and a 'Plantation Drive' to make public areas plastic free with sustainable alternatives and to increase the green cover by planting tree saplings.
"A short-film made by a BA final year student was screened, posters were displayed and presentations were made for awareness during the Anti-Plastic drive," said Prof Roomana N Siddiqui, Chairperson, Department of Psychology.
She added that saplings of various trees were planted by students, teachers and non-teaching staff to observe 'Plantation Drive'. On the occasion, Prof Akbar Husain, Dean, Faculty of Social Science spoke on spiritual satisfaction of doing any work and on the manifold benefits of trees, including how trees absorb unpleasant odours and harmful gases from air to purify it.
SOCH, beyond imagination assisted the Department of Psychology in organising the 'Anti-Plastic' drive.
Meanwhile, the Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) organised 'Plastic Waste Free' campaign at the Rural and Urban Health Training Centres and their registered areas.
Prof Anees Ahmad, Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine said that JNMC faculty members and residents collected plastic waste material from the centres and the adjoining areas.
He added that health talks and essay writing competitions were also held to raise awareness.
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