A Public Awareness Program, "National Pollution Control Day"

Dec 2, 2021

The Institution Innovation Council, Nitte (DU) in collaboration with Project NISHABDA, Department of ENT, KSHEMA and Nitte Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) organized "National Pollution Control Day" in the virtual mode on 2nd December 2021.

Prof (Dr) B Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice Chancellor, Nitte DU delivered the opening remarks and provided an overview of the University's efforts in establishing a green campus. Prof (Dr) Senthil Vel, Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru delivered the keynote address with an update on the types of pollution and its impact on human and other living resources.

The Guest of Honor, Mr. Ramesh D Naik, Senior Environmental Officer, KSPCB, Mangaluru stressed the immediate need for complying with government regulations in mitigating pollution. Mr. Gurudath Kamath, Inspector of Police (Traffic), South Police Station, Naguri, Mangalore. who was also the Guest of Honor, spoke of the noise generated by road traffic as a harmful environmental stressor for the general public.

Prof (Dr) Vadisha Bhat, HoD, ENT, KSHEMA presented a talk on the 'sound impact on hearing'.

Prof (Dr) G Srinikethan, President, Institution Innovation Council, Nitte (DU) introduced the guests. Ms Shwetha Sada, Principal, NISH, delivered the welcome address. Dr A Veena Shetty, Member, Safety Committee, Nitte (DU) proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Renita Castelino, Reader, Dept. of Oral Medicine, ABSMIDS, compered the program.