RWAs Activity in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) on 8th May to 15th May, 2017
Under the first phase activity schedule Vigyan Sabha has organized awareness campaign programs between 08 May to 15 May, 2017 in 10 residential areas. In this regard, our resource persons have contacted Presidents/Secretary of Resident Welfare Society (RWS), Community based organizations as well as took permission from district administration for conducting program in the residential colonies. Correspondence has made to Commissioner Municipal Corporation of Indore and Mayor of Indore city also in this regard. Medium of awareness program comprises lectures on E-waste management and its impacts, puppet shows, informative flex exhibition, banners, brochures and pamphlets etc. Programs have been organized in Anup Nagar, Badala Mohalla, Mamta Coloney, Shri Nagar, Rahul Gandhi Nagar, Rishi Nagar, Indore School of Social Work and Indore Haat-Rozgar Mela. More than 1067 people directly participated in the program. Apart from direct participants much large number of by-passers as well as many people stopped their vehicle during the program and spent some time to know about the program. Mr. Ashish Pare, Science Communicator, Madhya Pradesh Vigyan, Sabha, Mr. Dinesh Vishwakarma, Teacher & Science Communicator and Mr. Rajendra Singh, Director, Indore Science Centre were conducted the program as resource persons. During the programs Resource persons focused mainly on adverse impact of E-waste in the environment and in the society. Normally people are not bothered about the disastrous impact of electronic wastes and its bad effects. Many people who participated in the event were not even heard about the management and recycling of electronic waste. People are usually disposing their e-waste along with other household waste or selling to rag pickers in cheap rates. Awareness program conducted by Vigyan Sabha helped the participants to gather more information regarding this important issue and shown interest to learn more about the management of electronic waste. The programs were widely appreciated by participants as well as elected representatives in the respective areas.