Two day National Conference
Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow organized a two day National Conference titled “Environmental Pollution: Burden and Strategies For Control” on 27th-28th March, 2018. Failure to check air pollution has made India the fourth worst country in the world in terms of curbing environmental pollution, according to Environmental Performance Index’s latest rankings. India ranked 177 out of 180 countries, which was 141, two years ago. On a daily basis the country is facing the grave challenge of large scale environmental pollution threatening the coming generations. To address the issue of environmental depletion and remedial strategies the two day national conference was organized under the guidance of Dr. (Mrs.) Seema Joshi, Head- Department of Chemistry. Dr. A. Lawrence, conference secretary introduced the conference to the audience during the inaugural session.
Dr. Rajeev Upadhayay (CEO, UPPCB) was invited as the guest of honour. Dr. Tarun Gupta from IIT K, Prof. Ajay Taneja from Ambedkar University Agra and Dr. Suryakant Tripathi from Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KGMU were invited as the keynote speakers. Guest speakers from institutes like St’ Johns College Agra, BBAU, Lucknow and IIFT, Allahabad also delivered talks during the two day event. 35 institutions participated in the conference which was sponsored by Deptt. of Higher Education, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. The conference was well supported by eminent scientists from CSIR research laboratories including NBRI, CIMAP and IITR and other top organizations like ISRO, TERI.
Over hundred abstracts were received from faculty, researchers and students. There were approximately 70 poster presentations and 30 oral presentations on the topic. About 300 enthusiastic students and 150 faculty members and research scholars participated in the two day event. The aim of the conference was to create awareness especially in students and to motivate them to be concerned for the protection of the deteriorating environmental health.