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*Extension Lecture on 'Say No to Plastic' by 'Nature Eco Club' at Hindu Kanya College Kapurthala*
Motive-Saying no to plastic means saving up tons of plastic waste discharged into the ocean, reducing the risk of marine animals ending up dead because of the plastic waste ingestion, and encouraging the use of environmental friendly material. Report-On 24th February 2023, Nature Eco Club of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala organised an Extension Lecture on the topic *Say No to Plastic* to make the students aware of hazardous effects of using plastic. Puneet Puri, Dean Academics and Head of Zoology Department, DAV College, Jalandhar was the keynote speaker. Addressing the students, he informed them about the harmful effects of the plastic on health as well as on the environment. He explained that plastic is injurious to health as it causes many diseases including cancer and breathing related severe issues and also harm the wildlife. He advised to use the metal utensils instead of the plastic ones. He elaborated the topic through case studies and Power Point Presentation. Convener of the Nature Eco Club, Mrs. Seema Thakur thanked the learned speaker for sharing his valuable views. Dr. Anupam Sabharwal, IQAC Coordinator and others presented a memento to the Resource Person. The Officiating Principal, Mrs. Jaswant Kaur appreciated this initiative of Nature Eco Club as the discourse on such relevant issues is the need of the hour. Mrs. Renu Soni, from Public Administration department and member of the club hosted the whole event with efficacy.
Outcome:- Plastic is destroying nature due to its harmful effect. Plastic bags have become the main cause of land pollution today. The plastic bags entering into the water bodies are a major cause of water pollution. Hence we can conclude that these are deteriorating our environment in every possible way.
Nature Eco Club
Prof. Puneet Puri
Dean Academics and Head of Zoology Department of DAV College, Jalandhar
Contact no: 9814367271
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