Mangaluru: The valedictory programme of the “bE-Responsible” e-waste Collection Drive organised by the Departments of Botany and Computer Science, St Agnes College (Autonomous), in collaboration with Lions District 317D was held at St Agnes College on Feb 22, 2023.
e-waste collection drive was held from Feb 15-22, 2023. Students of St Agnes College conducted an awareness campaign to collect e-wastes such as laptops, mobiles, wires, CDs, printers, CPUs, computers etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Zone chairperson District 317D Ln Lancy Carlo said, “We are happy about our collaboration with St Agnes institution and we have been able to collect a large number of E-wastes. It will be scientifically recycled as we have authorised centres in India. E-waste recycling will help in reducing the production cost.”
Principal of St Agnes College, Sr Dr M. Venissa A. C. said, “Electronic gadgets are an integral part of our lives. As the supply of electronic gadgets increases, the demand also increases and there is a problem with managing such waste. E-waste leads to environmental pollution and it affects all of us in one or the other way. We need to be alert and awake and also be responsible in the use and disposal of e-gadgets.”
The programme was inaugurated by dropping various kinds of e-wastes into the e-waste boxes. Approximately 1 ton of e-waste was collected and the e-waste boxes were handed over to the members of Lions Club Mangalore.
Joint secretary of St Agnes Institutions Sr Dr Lydia Fernandes A. C. and President of Lions Club Balmatta, and Mangalore Ln Lancy Menezes were also present.
Froidy Fernandes, Head, Department of Botany welcomed the gathering and Seementhini Fernandes, in-charge, Department of Computer Science proposed the vote of thanks. Saniya Khan, III B.Sc. compered the programme.