Madurai

‘Paper Day’ celebrated

Students receiving prizes at the Paper Day celebration held at Setupathi Higher Secondary School in Madurai on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: R. Ashok

With the aim to create a positive image about paper’s intrinsic value as a renewable and sustainable material, ‘Paper Day’ was celebrated by Madurai Paper Traders Association at Sethupathi Higher Secondary School here on Thursday.

“Today, the paper mills in the country produce paper from waste paper, shredded paper, bagasse, wood pulp. We want to highlight that the industry is wood-positive,” said K. Azhagu, vice-president of the association. “The paper mills give land to farmers and help in captive production of saplings (eucalyptus, casuarina, subabul). After three to five years, the farmers can sell wood pulp to these industries for paper production,” said R. Balaji, secretary.

Prizes were distributed for 200 students who exhibited their talent in a drawing competition. “There is a general misconception associated with paper mills, which is unwarranted,” said K.S. Narayanan, Headmaster.


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