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Student presents film on waste management

Staff Reporter

Loyola College students produce nine-minute film

CHENNAI: J.P. Karthikeyan, a student of Sociology at Loyola College, has made a short film on `biowaste management'. Eager to give his team's environmental science project an audio-visual dimension, he and his friends recorded the garbage management process at the Koyambedu market, and segregation and composting procedures at an Exnora International centre.

The nine-minute film is aimed at conveying the importance of processing and re-using vegetable and fruit waste effectively. "We can adopt simple measures at homes and apartments to ensure that our environment is protected," said Karthikeyan. M. Gautaman, faculty advisor, guided the team.

M.G. Muthukumaraswamy commended the team for their socially relevant project. He urged them to take up more such community-oriented topics. Founder of Exnora International M.B. Nirmal said controlling automobile exhaust and planting trees were two important ways of preserving the environment. He lauded the team for its effort. Mr. Nirmal also offered to train students of the college in similar projects and provide practical exposure to the subject.

Vice principal Rev.Fr. Xavier Vedam and Sociology department head S. Stanislaus were present.