Puttur, Jul 8: St Philomena College, St Philomena PU College, St Philomena High school Puttur, in association with 3/19 KAR BN NCC Army SD/SW Wing, 91/19 KAR BN NCC Army JD/JW Wing, 5 KAR NAVAL NCC Navy SD/SW Wing, 41 /A 5 KAR NAVAL NCC Navy JD/JW Wing, 44/6 KAR AIR SQN NCC Air JD/JW Wing jointly organized World Plastic Bag Free Day on July 8 at PG seminar hall.
Principal of St Philomena college rev Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro released the paper bags and stressed the need to reduce the use of plastic. The use of plastic carry bags is easy but it creates implausible pollution. Studies inform that it takes around 500 years toget it completely decomposed. He encouraged the cadets to create awareness among friends, family and public to reduce the use of plastic, especially single use plastic. Further he lauded the efforts taken by NCC Units towards the noble cause of plastic bag free world.
Cadets and dignitaries took the pledge against the plastic use.
Fr Ashok Rayan Crasta, principal St Philomena PU College graced the occasion with his presence in the programme.
Naval NCC Officer C/T Thejaswi Bhat compered the programme. NCC Officers of various units coordinated the programme.
Five ANOs and 125 cadets participated in the campaign.
As many as 100 paper bags were arranged by one of the cadets’ parent and donated to the college NCC unit.
After the programme the cadets distributed the bags to local shop vendors to create awareness against plastic use.