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Educational institutions observe ‘World Water Day’

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2024 9:15 pm
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Members of Jal Shakti Committee of Sao Chang College during the observance of World Water Day 2024 in Tuensang on Friday.

DIMAPUR — The Botany department of St. Joseph University, in collaboration with the Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC), observed ‘World Water Day’ on Friday by organising a seminar on the theme “Leveraging water resource.”

An update from the university stated that the programme was organised in two sessions namely model display competition and technical session.

The technical session began with an invocation prayer said by Dr. Bendangnaro Jamir, assistant professor of Botany, followed by a welcoming speech by Heilungraing Haiding, assistant professor of Botany.

It stated that Dr. K Rajaganesh, dean of Science and Management Studies, delivered an exhortation after which Tongtikala Kichu, assistant professor of Botany, introduced the resource person.

The resource person, Rongsenben Longkumer, junior scientific assistant at the Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB), provided insights into various water-related issues in different districts of Nagaland. She spoke on the different assays and tests conducted by the board and suggested methods for preserving water resources and implementing water conservation methods.

The model display competition was participated by students from different departments, wherein they demonstrated their models and explained the concepts.

In the model display competition, two students were declared winners.

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Dr. Bendangnaro Jamir along with the students and faculty of St. Joseph University after the seminar on the occasion of ‘World Water Day’ on Friday.

Mebin Joseph, assistant professor of Botany, delivered the concluding remarks and expressed gratitude to all who have participated in the event.

In another programme, the Jal Shakti team of Dimapur Government College (DGC) organised a walkathon to commemorate ‘World Water Day’ on Friday on the theme “Water for peace.”

An update from the college stated that a brief programme was held at the tri-junction in Duncan Colony, in which Lhipe Naro, assistant professor, delivered a brief speech and flagged off the walkathon. A prayer was said by Amongla Jamir, assistant professor.

The water conservation awareness walk culminated at the college campus.

The event concluded with a sensitisation session led by Dr. Rukuoviu, assistant professor, and short speeches by Dr. G Phukato Sema, assistant professor, and the convenor of the Jal Shakti team. The convenor spoke on the theme and emphasised the responsibility to preserve water.

The Eco Club and Green Campus of Oriental College, Kohima, organised a cleanliness and plantation drive in the college campus to commemorate ‘World Water Day.’

The objective behind observing the day was to create awareness and inspires action to tackle the water and sanitation crisis.

Vikiezelie spoke on the importance of water conservation and the need for accessing safe drinking water.

The students of second semester BA and B.Com along with teachers actively participated in the different activities such as cleaning the college campus, planting tree saplings, cleaning and rearranging potted plant etc.

Meanwhile, Jal Shakti Committee of Sao Chang College in Tuensang organised activities to observe World Water Day 2024 on the theme ‘Water for peace.’ The event was aimed at underscoring the importance of freshwater and promotes sustainable water management practices.

The coordinator of the Jal Shakti Committee highlighted the critical need to conserve freshwater and to foster global collaboration for peace. He encouraged all the participants to consider the relationship between water, conflict and cooperation in addressing water-related challenges.

Following the presentation, participants were given hands-on experience on water quality testing and monitoring exercises.

The committee has acknowledged the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Tuensang, for providing water-quality testing kits.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2024 9:15:20 pm
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