Friday, 18 September 2020

International Ozone Day Celebrated at Chitkara

By 121 News

Chandigarh Sept.18, 2020:- In order to commemorate the 35 years of the Vienna Convention and 35 years of global ozone layer protectionChitkara College of Education in association with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest, Climate Change (MOEF) and Environmental Information System (ENVIS) celebrated Ozone Day under ED Social Module.

Life on Earth would not be possible without sunlight. But the energy emanating from the sun would be too much for life on earth to thrive were it not for the ozone layer. This stratospheric layer shields earth from most of the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation. Alpha Teachers of Chitkara College of Education actively participated in the poster making competition. The students of Chitkara International School, Chandigarh, participated in an online quiz competition titled,'Ozone-o-logy'. The objective of this quiz competition was to refresh the knowledge of the students about the ozone layer and its preservation.

The celebration of Ozone day started with the expert talk on the theme, 'Ozone for Life' by Dr. Sumit Arora, who is working as Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening Specialist under State Mission Management Unit of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. The talk helped in sensitizing the audience about less usage of Ozone depleting substances (ODS) and the consequences of damaging ozone. The session ended with a lot of a Question/Answer session wherein the answers were given by Mr. Anshu Kumar, Former Technical Advisor Montreal Protocol Unit, United Nations Development Programme. The session was extremely insightful as it helped in increasing the awareness about ozone depletion and its effects.

Another expert talk focused on inculcating the skills among the Alpha Teachers of Chitkara College of Education on the theme, 'Kitchen Gardening' by Dr. Puneet Arora, Founder, Ecologic Corporation and member of NGO Social substance. The talk instilled in the Alpha teachers the importance of a home-grown food and its benefits. Various methods to recycle the kitchen waste at the source were also discussed.

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