Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Educational institutions organise various activities for students

As part of the academic and extracurricular activities, educational institutions across the state organised various programmes for the students.
SJU: In collaboration with e-Circle, a Dimapur-based collection centre (enterprise/firm), the department of political science St. Joseph University (SJU) conducted a lecture on e-waste management with PG 2nd semester on March 21.
During the programme, Scientist B Nagaland Pollution Control Board, Mvudzeviu Shuya shared about the growing use of electronic gadgets and the menace of e-waste. She also highlighted its impact on the environment and human health.
Shuya called upon the students to spread awareness of the need to discard the e-waste through authorized agencies like e-circle so that we can discard the e-waste in a scientific and environment-friendly way.
Resource person, co-founder of e-Circle, Bendangwala Walling shared the meaning of e-waste and its types. She also pointed out that 1.5 billion of smartphone are being sold every year, unfortunately only less than 20% of the waste phone are being recycled, which is a worrying issue.
In the case of Nagaland, 1148 tons (approximate) of e-waste was generated and makeup 70% of toxic waste.
She highlighted that most of the e-waste was being sold to kabariwala because of the good price they offer, however, the negative side was that they do not discard the e-waste in an unscientific manner which, in the end, harms the environment and affect every one of us.
Walling said the e-circle since 2018 has collected and disposed of 50 tons (50000 kg) of e-waste (through Hulladek Recycling Pvt Ltd) and conducted 70+ awareness programs in Nagaland.
IC: Internal Quality Assessment Committee (IQAC) Immanuel College, Dimapur organised one day faculty and development programme on National New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on March 20 at the College Conference Hall.
During the programme, resource person, Livingstone Foundation International College, principal, Dr. R K Behera briefed the participants on the New Educational Policy, 2020 formulated by the ministry of human resource development, government of India.
Behera said that under the NEP, multidisciplinary system will be made mandatory in every institution, and also highlighted some of the major modifications.
The programme was chaired by Nengpilhing, coordinator of IQAC, Immanuel College Nengpilhing; assistant professor, department of zoology Lanusangla Imsong pronounced the invocation while IC principal, Th. Sharatchandra Singh, welcomed the gathering.
SSC: Department of environmental science, Sao Chang College, Tuensang on March 18 conducted a field study to integrated farm – Lomching and Yaongyimchen Village, Longleng – Nagaland as a partial fulfilment of the syllabus. The trip was joined by BA and B.Sc 6th semester students with total participants of 202 students and four faculties.
Zunheboto: National Oral Health Programme (NOHP) Nagaland observed “World Oral Health Day 2023” under the theme, “Be proud of your Mouth” on March 20 at Government High School, South Point East, Zunheboto.
Speaking on the occasion, the guest of honour, area education officer, Sr. SDEO Office, Zunheboto, Y. Kitoli Sumi stated that oral health was often neglected and give least importance, however, one cannot deny the positive impact it has in the well-being and quality of life. She further stated that it was encouraging to witness the event being initiated by the medical department in collaboration with the educational institutions to impart and educate the students how to care for their oral hygiene.
Speaking on the theme Sr. Dental Surgeon DH Zunheboto, Dr. K. Rosy stated that NOHP provides an ideal platform to raise awareness, encourage commitments and prompt action to promote good oral health.
Activities such as awareness sessions, quiz competitions marked the day and the winners were awarded with cash prizes and certificates. Seven Government schools participated in the competition.

Members of NOHP and students of GHS South Point Zunheboto.

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