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Celebration of Earth Day & Swach Pakhawada at IITM

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Earth Sciences and its subordinates offices are observing Swachhta Pakhwada during 14-29 April 2016 as part of the Earth Day Celebrations. IITM is  actively participating in the Swachhta Pakhwada and celebrated  the Earth Day on 22 April 2016 at its premises.

As part of the Earth Day celebrations at IITM, various competitions under the theme ‘Caring Mother Earth’ for spreading awareness among school children about caring Mother Earth were  organized. These competitions were: Drawing/Poster Competition, Quiz Competition, Essay Writing Competition and ‘Best Out of waste’ Competition. More than 100 students from different schools participated in various competitions.

Winners of the competitions were given 1st, 2nd and 3rd and consolation prizes. All the participants were given the participation certificates. Morning Snacks and Lunch were provided by the Institute for the participants.

On this occasion “Swach Documentary” was shown to all. Also there was a Street-play Show organized by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) employees. Swach employees and Street Play participants were felicitated on this occasion. An exhibition of the drawings and best out of waste model were arranged in IITM.


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Prof. Phil Dickerson, Group Leader, US-EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, North Carolina State University, USA is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a talk on "US EPA AirNow System - History, Purpose, and Future" on 22nd April 2016. US-EPA-United States Environmental Protection Agency, has designed one of the first air quality forecasting systems called “AirNow” in the world.