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IIT Bombay Celebrates World Environment Day

5 Jun 2023

IIT Bombay celebrated World Environment Day with various activities in the Institute including the following:

NSS IIT Bombay conducted a bicycle rally on June 4, 2023, on the occasion of World Environment Day. The rally witnessed a footfall of 200+ participants full of enthusiasm. Dean (Students Affairs) Prof. Suryanarayana Doolla flagged off the rally. The Institute pledges to protect our environment.

On June 4, 2023, Abhyuday, IIT Bombay, conducted the Powai Lake Cleanup Drive as part of World Environment Day. The drive saw the tremendous participation of about 400 volunteers from the campus residents, including students, faculty and staff of IIT Bombay. The volunteers cleaned and collected around 3 tonnes of trash along the 2 km-long perimeter of the lake as well as the shoreline that began in the morning, promoting a cleaner, greener and healthier environment. Project Mumbai transported the waste collected to a facility for recycling and government officials were informed of the shortage of dustbins along the promenade, causing plastic litter. The campaign was initiated with the aim that even a small effort by one person can significantly impact their duty towards plastic-free surroundings. This drive was conducted in collaboration with UNICEF India and Project Mumbai.

The Environmental Science and Engineering Department (ESED) and the Environmental Science and Engineering Association (ESEA) conducted a talk session and musical programme on June 2, 2023, celebrating World Environment Day. This event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation and sustainable practices.

Prof. Subhankar Karmakar, Head, ESED and Prof. Anil Kumar Dikshit were the faculty in charge of the workshop. Prof. Ajit Annachhatre, Emeritus Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, gave a lecture titled "Impacts and Methods to Combat Climate Change," sharing his expertise on climate change, its impact and ways to prevent it. Mrs. Manjiri Annachhatre presented a melodic program titled "Swar-Gunjan" on the occasion.