‘Best out of Waste Competition’ on Environment Day


Aligarh : Master of Fine Arts student, Devanshi Saini won the ‘Best out of Waste Competition’ held at the girls’ residential hostel, Begum Azeezun Nisa Hall of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The contest was conducted to raise awareness on recycling waste material during the ‘World Environment Day’.

Iram (B.Voc) finished second, while Ufaq Haya (B. A) stood third.

In the classes IX to XII category, Alisha Khan (AMU Girls School) was declared the winner with Samia and Zunaira Rais of the ABK Girls High School securing the second and third places respectively.

Among the student participants in the Classes VI to VIII group, Anam (AMU City Girls School) bagged the first prize. Priyanshi Tomar and Vardha Ahtisham of ABK Girls High School finished second and third.

“We live in an age where things are discarded without a second thought, only to buy and accumulate more than we often need. With the ongoing environmental crisis, it is time to bring changes through sustainability practices like recycling”, said Dr Hameeda Tariq, renowned pediatrician.

She distributed prizes to the winners with Prof Naima Khatoon (Principal, Women’s College) and Prof Subuhi Khan (Provost, Begum Azeezun Nisa Hall).

Dr Faiza Abbasi (Director, UGC HRDC, AMU) delivered a lecture on ‘Sustainability Food’.

She spoke about healthy food preparations using natural, seasonal and local ingredients and foods that provide a balanced diet for the body and also facilitate the conservation of the environment.

Prof Nasrin (Department of Education), Dr Sumbul (Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College) and Aziza Rizvi (Retired Sports Teacher, Women’s College) were the judges of the ‘Best out of Waste Competition’.

Dr Fauzia Faridi conducted the programme.