Campus Roundup

Written by fe Bureau | Updated: Nov 30 2010, 06:53am hrs
Mewar Law Institute organises a seminar on human rights education

Mewar Law Institute, Ghaziabad, recently organised a one-day seminar on Human Rights Education in Civilised Society. The seminar aimed to stimulate and support national and social initiatives in the human rights education and awareness. It also aimed at providing students with new ideas to disseminate the human rights message through educational activities that can further sensitise the citizens. honble Justice BC Patel, member, National Commission for Human Rights, New Delhi, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Addressing the students, Justice Patel said that human rights start from the elders in the family itself. If we protect and promote human rights within the society then we automatically protect our own rights. Ashok Kumar Gadiya, chairman of Mewar Law Institute welcomed and felicitated the honble guest.

IMMs upholding the cause of solid waste management lauded

Saugata Roy, minister of state for urban development, government of India, lauded the efforts taken by the Institute of Marketing and Management (IMM) in upholding the cause of solid waste and the need for proper management of the same, by organising a workshop on Management of Solid Waste: An Innovative Approach on November 10, 2010, at IMMs Convention Centre. The objective was to create awareness about the prevalent good practices and sensitise the people about recent development in this sector. It is estimated that about 1,15,000 MT of municipal solid waste is generated daily in India and per capita waste generation is increasing by about 1.3% per year. The collection efficiency ranges between 70% and 90% in major metro cities, whereas in several smaller cities it is below 50%... and less than 5% on final disposal of waste, which shows that hardly any attention is given to scientific disposal of waste, the minister said. He also drew attention of the delegates comprising of municipal commissioners from various parts of the country, stakeholders and also the researchers and NGOs in this sector, to the MSW Rules 2000 for proper management and to the Manual on Municipal Solid Waste Management brought out by his department, as a guide book for planning, designing and implementation of solid waste management facilities in cities and towns.

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