Art students urge the government to impose a ban on plastic
CEED joined hands with the College of Arts & Crafts, Patna to organize an art exhibition titled ‘Paint for the Planet’ in the city. In order to mark Earth Day 2018, around 50 students from the college participated enthusiastically and showcased their skills at the exhibition held in the college premises. The theme for the Earth Day this year is ‘End Plastic Pollution’ that highlights the need to say no to plastic and its rampant consumption. The students, through their artworks, were able to raise awareness on the existing environmental issue and encouraged people to act as agents of change in the present times to ensure a safe future for the generations to come. The event was well attended by art lovers, who gathered to admire the artworks.
CEED’s Outreach Officer, Md. Imran who was present at the event, said, “CEED has been active in demonstrating support for environmental protection. Through the public outreach activity, we aim to inspire people to participate and talk about environmental conservation by ending plastic pollution, which is the need of the hour. We also need to learn from Kannur, a small district in Kerala, that recently went plastic free. Also, Himachal Pradesh became the first state to have earned the tag of a ‘plastic-free state’. We must also follow suit and strive for Bihar to become a polythene-free state soon. There is a need to phase out poly-bags and replace them with cloth, handmade or jute bags. Also, there needs to be a check on the use of plastic bags openly. Only then can we think of creating a safer, healthier and eco-friendly environment.”
Mr. Amit Kumar Pandey, Principal, College of Arts & Crafts, Patna, said, “As an environmentally conscious citizen, I support the idea of recycling and reusing. Our campus is eco-friendly and we say no to plastic, whenever and wherever possible. We support CEED’s initiative to help reduce plastic pollution in our state. We also welcome the idea and dialogue to show our awareness of environmental crises through art.”
While Shayoni stood first in the competition, Rupam and Sapna swept away the second and third prizes respectively.