Tata Steel GDQ organizes environment conservation & sanitation awareness programme among school children

Bhubaneshwar: Tata Steel Gomardih organized an Environment Conservation & Sanitation Awareness programme at Janta Girls High School, Jharbeda on 17th July 2018, wherein students from Class 8th, 9th and 10th participated along with the teachers. The aim of the programme was to create awareness on sanitation as well as various aspects of the environment, impact of pollution, climate change and deforestation.
A debate competition was held at the school on the topic ‘Environmental & Sanitation issues and its effects’, wherein over 100 students took part. The competition was followed by a prize distribution ceremony in which the winners of the debate competition were awarded.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. AP Mishra, Manager, Mines, Tata Steel GDQ said, “It is our responsibility to take proactive steps to protect our environment from deteriorating further. Pollution of air, water and land are not only a threat to our environment but also the living beings inhabiting it. Planting trees, avoiding use of polythene bags, focusing on organic manure in farming, are the few initial steps we could take to protect our ‘Mother Earth’.”
Mrs. Alphonsa Tete, HM, Janta Girls High School addressing the children on sanitation and personal hygiene said, “Students should have a clear understanding of maintaining proper sanitation at schools, home as well as at the communities they’re living in. Personal hygiene and good sanitation habits plays a major role in the overall development of every student. ”
The programme ended with the planting of trees at school campus by the students, teachers and representatives of Tata Steel.