IE(I) student’s chapter Department of Civil Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering (SBCE), Pattoor, Alappuzha along with IE(I) Kollam Local Centre celebrated the world habitat day. In association with this program one day technical talk on “Solid Waste Management” was conducted by Mr. Subhash Varma Professor Department of Architecture T.K.M College, Kollam on 1 October 2018 at conference hall.
120 participants attended the function. Dr. Gowri Antharjanam HoD, Department of CE gave the welcome address on this occasion. In her address she expressed the importance of observing The World Habitat Day. And also, she notified her expectation in young engineers and pioneers for the better future.
The function was presided over by Dr. S Suresh Babu, Principal SBCE. In his presidential address he expressed his concern over the increasing amount of wastes in urban and rural area. He mentioned about the possibilities of ecofriendly construction and use of resources without depleting it.
K.K. Sivadasan the college treasurer inaugurated the function.
Prof Madhav K, IEl Coordinator. SBCE in his facilitation pointed out the role of Habitat Day by reminding us about the sources and amount of solid wastes.
Prof Pradeep P, Asst. Prof Department of CE in his facilitation pointed that for the past 50 years environmental pollution was not much considered and now it became a fact which affect the human existence.
Dr. E. K. Bhass, P.G Dean, Dept. of CE, SBCE gave the vote of thanks.
The function continued with a technical talk on “Solid Waste Management” by Mr. Subhash Varma Professor Department of Architecture T. K. M College Kollam. In his talk he told about the importance and the way of eradication of solid waste which has heightened in Kerala after flood. He mentioned that waste is not waste but it’s another resource if we manage it well. He also said that as an initiative step micro level solid waste management should start from our homes. The UN agenda of this year is for World Habitat Day 1 October 2018 is Municipal Solid Waste Management.