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Honour: MLA S.Ve. Sekar felicitates G. Sivakumar of the Anna University Cultural Group at the launch of Green Brigade and Theatre Club of the College of Engineering, Guindy, in Chennai on Thursday. Exnora International founder M.B. Nirmal and Anna University Vice-Chancellor P. Mannar Jawahar are in the picture. —
Honour: MLA S.Ve. Sekar felicitates G. Sivakumar of the Anna University Cultural Group at the launch of Green Brigade and Theatre Club of the College of Engineering, Guindy, in Chennai on Thursday. Exnora International founder M.B. Nirmal and Anna University Vice-Chancellor P. Mannar Jawahar are in the picture. —

Staff Reporter

Green Brigade, Theatre Club of College of Engineering, Guindy, launched

Chennai: It’s Anna University’s turn to say that they can do their bit for a green earth. Plastic will be banned on Anna University premises from Monday.

This was announced by its Vice-Chancellor P. Mannar Jawahar at the launch of Green Brigade and Theatre Club of the College of Engineering, Guindy, on Thursday.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Jawahar said that to start with, the canteen contractor would be asked to stop using plastic cups and instead replace them with paper cups.

“We are starting this drive in a small way and the ultimate aim will be to replace all plastic articles on the campus. We haven’t planned on how stringent the rule will be, but it is a small beginning to reduce pollution,” he said.

The Green Brigade and Theatre Club of CEG were launched by Exnora International founder M.B. Nirmal and MLA S.Ve. Sekar respectively. As part of greening the campus, creating awareness of environmental issues and conceiving eco-friendly projects, the Green Brigade would start with a survey on various flaura and fauna found on the campus.

“The idea is to document data on the rare flaura and fauna . Members of the Green Brigade will carry out the study,” said M. Sekar, Dean, College of Engineering, Guindy.

Mr. Nirmal said that source segregation should be the mantra of the campus. “Let’s make Anna University a litter-free campus by composing organic waste. Wealth from waste should be each one’s motto,” he said. Mr. S.Ve.Sekar urged engineering students to show their artistic talent and take part in the theatre group.

‘Vendu Thanithathu,’ a play by G. Sivakumar from the university’s cultural group, was staged.

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