Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: District panchayat president K. Devaki launched a three-day school-level campaign against the use of harmful plastic products in the district from Saint Aloysius Higher Secondary School campus here on Thursday.

The campaign is organised by the Information and Public Relations Department, in association with the Education Department, as part of the Gandhi Week celebrations.

The function in this connection began with the District Collector A. Shajehan administering an oath to the students. In his address Mr. Shajehan said harmful plastic products were a threat to life. The function was made more exciting through a magic show by the young magician Sunil Masmaram. In her inaugural address, Ms. Devaki said society had started suffering from the menace of harmful plastic products. She said that even the recent fever outbreak could be partly attributed to harmful plastic products.