Aligarh: Undergraduate student, Surabhi Singh won the poster competition on “One Earth and Global Warming” held to mark “World Environment Day” at residential girl’s hostel, Sarojini Naidu Hall , Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Raheela Faizul Hasan (MA Literature) and Upasana Sharma (Fashion Illustration and Sketching course) shared the second prize. Fiza Parveen (diploma in secretarial science) finished third and Arisha Javed (diploma in dental mechanics) received the consolation prize.
Hostel officials and resident students of Sarojini Naidu Hall of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) also joined the global movement on the urgent environmental issue by planting young shade trees and medicinal plants to observe the “World Environment Day”.
Attending the planting campaign as guest of honour, Professor Hameeda Tariq (renowned pediatrician) said: “Action is more important than ever. We can no longer ignore the alarm bells that are ringing louder every day. The only way forward is to work with nature, not against it”.
Guest of honor Professor Naima Khatoon said: “We sincerely hope that our efforts will become an important part of the global movement to halt the rapid decline of the natural world.”
“As in the rest of the country, WBU students and teachers engage in a range of different activities to contribute to a better environment,” said special guest Dr. Salma Shaheen (Principal, Women’s Middle School).
Professor Shaheen (Provost, SN Hall) insisted on planting more and more trees to curb global warming and climate change.
Professor Naima Khatoon and Dr Orus Ilyas judged the poster competition.
Sarojini Naidu Hall Wardens Dr. Sufia Naseem, Dr. Asfia Sultan, Dr. Bushra Siddiqui, Dr. Saba Khan, Dr. Aliviea Raza and Dr. Naveela Khan coordinated the event.