Salem: Fighting climate change

SALEM: Salem Steel Plant (SSP) observed ‘Environment Month’ from November 19 to December 18.

At the concluding function on Friday, a technical lecture on ‘Global Warming’ was delivered by Isaac Solomon Jebamani, Assistant Professor, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Against the backdrop of the United Nations’ Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, the lecture focused on global warming, which was threatening the existence of all living species on Earth, and the steps needed to control it. SSP Executive Director Pankaj Gautam, in his keynote address, underlined the need for conservation and sustainable development. He also spoke about the measures undertaken by SAIL and SSP for protecting the environment.

He stressed the importance of the three ‘R’s of conservation – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

B Vijayaraghavan, General Manager (Works) also spoke.

Prizes were given to winners of various competitions such as slogan, drawing, elocution and essay, which were held during the month to create awareness on environment. A large number of employees and school children participated.

From THE HINDU

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