The India Post, CHANDIGARH- AUGUST 26, 2008 :The Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized One Day Training Programme on water borne diseases and campaign on ‘Save Environment through Management of Waste’ at Government High School, Sector 25, Chandigarh. 60 students from the school attended the Workshop.
Mrs Renu Gandhi, Co-ordinator of the Program expressed that the main objective was to guide the youth about the invisible crises faced by the society because of Environment Pollution. The main cause is the negligent behaviour of individual towards the environment which may be controlled by developing ethics in our behaviour by protecting our natural resources, She discussed the students and teachers how we could save the earth by adopting simple techniques like no smoking of wastage, reduce the use of polythene bags and save water, earth and air by closing taps and electric gadgets when they are not in use. He expressed that use of solar energy would go a long away to control the global warming.
Dr Avnish Jolly, a Physician and Counselor discussed water borne diseases with the students and said water borne diseases like Diarrhoea, Malaria, Dengue could be saved through healthy life style. ORS is helpful to take during diarrhea. He expressed that kerosene oil in water pits would help to control the mosquitoes breeding in the environment. Personal Hygiene should be maintained to control water borne diseases in the family.
Mrs Davinder Kang, Principal of the school said that there is a need to practice the awareness with regard to environment at community level. She had a deep concern with regard to generate healthy life style among adolescents at school level which has to be checked by the family and staff of the school. Good parenting is necessary for healthy life style, she added. According to Director, Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh.