The World Environment Day, which is celebrated on 5th June every year is United Nations principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

The World Environment Day 2019 urges governments, industry, communities and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and to improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. The theme of this year is “Beat Air Pollution”.

In consonant with the above, MIT-WPU is commemorating the World Environment Day on 5th June 2019 through the installation of “Air Quality Monitoring Station” in its University Campus. This system will enable us to measure air quality (PM2.5 and PM10), and MIT-WPU students have developed a Mobile Application that transforms the server data into transmittable form through Mobile-App, that reaches all faculty, staff, and students of MIT-WPU every-day at regular intervals. By knowing the Air Quality Index, students at large will become aware about the environment they are living in and this awareness will bring the corresponding responsibility to protect our environment. Installation of “Air Quality Monitoring Station” is in continuation of Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) Project for transforming the MIT-WPU campus into a “SMART ONE”.

Many distinguished experts from this field are going to enlighten the students, faculties and staff about combating one of the great environmental challenges of our times – Air Pollution. The list of these experts include…

1 Dr. Randeep Guleria – Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 2 Dr. Gufran Beig – Scientist-G, Project Director SAFAR, IITM, Pune 3 Dr. Sanjay Zodpey – Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi 4 Dr. Rajendra Shende – Chairman, TERRE Policy Center, 5 Dr. Sundeep Salvi – Director, Chest Research Foundation

The significant attendees include Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad – Founder President, MIT-WPU, Shri Rahul V. Karad – Executive President, MIT-WPU, Dr. Chandrakant Pandav – President, ICCIDD, India, Dr. S. Parasuraman, Vice Chancellor, MIT-WPU.

A comprehensive report on various measures/action taken in MIT-WPU campus in the year 2018-19 in complying with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) will also be released on this day. MIT World Peace University is committed to comply with all the United Nations SDG’s, and organizes various events for sensitizing youth on environment and ecology.

The press release is issued by the convener of the program Prof Milind Patre – Head, Faculty of Peace Studies, MIT-WPU and Dr. Prasad Khandekar, Associate Dean, Engineering, MIT-WPU.

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