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St. Joseph University students promote paper bag making

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By EMN Updated: Feb 11, 2020 1:17 am
St Joseph University paper bag making
Resource persons and students during the sessions on disaster risk reduction and paper bag making at St. Xavier College, Jalukie on February 7.

Dimapur, Feb. 10 (EMN): Social Work department of St. Joseph University, Dimapur conducted sessions on disaster risk reduction and paper bag making at St. Xavier College, Jalukie on February 7 as part of their rural camp programme.

A press release from the social work department of St. Joseph University informed that Kedigong, district project associates, DDMA/NSDMA, spoke on disaster risk reduction. While stating that everyone should be prepared for a disaster as it could strike anytime, the speaker told the gathering not to panic when calamities take place.

Kedigong dwelled on four phases of disaster – mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery – besides sharing dos and don’ts in times of disaster.

The second session — paper bag making — was led by the students of MA Rural Development, Department of Social Work, St. Joseph University, with an aim to encourage the students to use more eco-friendly products and reduce the use of plastics, informed the update.

It went on to say that the speaker for the session emphasised on the importance of generating income at the grassroots besides promoting a safer environment in order to reduce disaster in future and also encouraged the students to treat waste as their responsibility.

The department of Social Work also thanked the university administration, especially principal Rev. Fr. Francis, vice-principal Sr. Maria Kikon and students for their support and participation during the sessions.

National Conference

The Zoology department of St. Joseph University conducted a National Conference on bio-prospecting and conservation of biodiversity for sustainable agriculture and health (BCBSAH) on February 7, informed another press release from the varsity.

The resource person of the programme was Dr. Gaurav S Dave from the department of Biochemistry, College of Basic Science and Humanities Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University. He spoke on “Science beyond Boundary – An interdisciplinary approach to research”.

The update also informed that Dr. Hanuman Singh Rathore, department of Biotechnology SET, Nagaland, shared about his research work ‘Natural herb- boon for human’, while Akato Chishi, department of Entomology, School of Agricultural Sciences and research department, Nagaland University, shared on “Biological control of pest: A step towards sustainable Agriculture”.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 11, 2020 1:17:40 am
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