BSP Collective celebrates World Environment Day

Bhilai, Jun 06:
The World Environment Day, was celebrated by the Bhilai Steel Plant collective with great fervor. The theme for the year as announced by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was “Beat-Air Pollution”. A programme was organised at the Ispat Bhawan Conference Hall by the Environment Management Department of Bhilai Steel Plant. The Chief Guest of the Programme was Tapan Dasgupta GM (BF-8) & it was presided over by RG Gupta DGM I/c (Environment Management). All the participants present of the programme took a “Green Pledge” reaffirming their commitment for the protection of nature. The pledge was imparted by Uma Katoch, DGM (Environment Management).
A presentation on the theme, covering different aspects pertaining to making the “Planet Pollution free” was given by K Praveen, AGM (Environment Management). The presentation highlighted various environmental issues of immediate concern to mankind, like impact of pollution, cost of pollution, challenges/opportunities and how transition towards a pollution free planet can happen with collective efforts. The presentation put before the audience, the facts and figures on the damage being done to the eco-systems which in turn is impacting on human health due to unabated pollution in the last few years. How Steel Industry, even though considered as the most hazardous & highly energy intensive because of its operations, can contribute towards not only minimizing the damage but contribute towards protection of nature by producing special quality steels, which may be termed as Green Products, was also discussed. How steel can be a viable green alternative for plastic due to its environment friendly properties like 100% recyclability & Zero damage to nature was explained to the audience.
The highlight of the afternoon celebrations was the “Environment Quiz-2019”, which has made all the audience enthusiastically participate in answering the “Quiz Questions” which tested their awareness on the various current & past environmental events. The prizes for the winners were given by the Chief Guest Tapan Dasgupta GM (BF-8) & RG Gupta DGM I/c (Environment Management). The quiz was conducted by K Praveen, AGM (Environment Management).
Speaking on the occasion RG Gupta DGM I/c (Environment Management) reminded the audience on the dangers of environment degradation and duties for the conservation of nature. He also appraised them on the various environmental friendly initiatives taken by BSP and also on the immediate challenges and opportunities before Bhilai Steel Plant.
Vote of thanks was proposed by
B Anuradha, Manager (Env Mgmt).

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