Wednesday, August 3, 2011

World Environment Day Celebrations

World Environment Day was celebrated on 7th July, 2011 at Hindustan University. Dr.Angeline Prabhavathy, HOD (Civil) welcomed the gathering. Prof. Dr. Joseph Stanley, Director (Academics) delivered the Inaugural address highlighting the importance of World Environment Day.

Courtesy: Chennai Engineering Colleges

Er. Dr. S. Sundaramoorthy, FRSPH (London), MACS (USA), Former Engineering Director, CMWSSB and Mentor, Creative Environmental Consultants, Chennai was the Chief Guest. In his keynote address on “Innovations in Wastewater Treatment”, he highlighted the development of R.O process and its applications. He said World Environment Day should be treated as a day to preserve the Environmental resources, viz., Air, Water and Land.

Dr. R. A. Ramanujam, Dy. Director, CLRI, Chennai, spoke on “Current Scenario in Municipal and Industrial solid Waste Management”. He gave emphasis on the importance of collection, transport and disposal methods of solid wastes.

Dr. B. V. S. Gurunatha Rao, Advisor, Elevated Bus Way Ltd., Chennai gave a speech on “Indian Scenario on Environmental Pollution Control”. He stressed the importance of Pollution control for safer environment.

Prof.V.Subbiah, Dept. of Civil Engineering, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

The Chief Guest and other dignitaries along with Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director and Dr. Angeline Prabhavathy, HOD, Civil, Hindustan University participated in planting of saplings. India is the host country for this year’s World Environment Day and Forest is the theme. Planting of saplings marked the Environment Day Celebrations at Hindustan University.

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