Activity

School & Dealers Workshop in Kolkata by CEAMA

School Workshop

The city of joy Kolkata played host to an awareness programme on Environmental Hazards of Electronic Waste under the aegis of ‘Digital India Initiative’ for schools which was organised by Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), an all India body representing Consumer Electronics, Home Appliancesand Mobile Industry in association with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Foundation and MAIT

This awareness event is a part of the umbrella project of ‘Digital India’ campaign launched by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under Government of India to aware citizens and in most importantly students who would be thetrailblazers to make apt changes in society in the coming days. The awareness programme aims to teach students, parents and teachers about the ill-effects of unsafe and unorganised disposal of e-Waste on the ecological surrounding and consequently on the environment on the broader horizon.

A huge gathering of around 1300 students thronged at the event from 9 different schools across the city.The participating schools were as follows:

 

  1. V. Fort William
  2. V. No. 1 Saltlake
  3. V. No. 2 Saltlake
  4. V. Ballygunge
  5. Cossipore Gun and Shell Factory High School
  6. Bethune Collegiate School
  7. Purbanchal
  8. BalikaSikshaSadan
  9. Baghbazar Multipurpose School

 

Dealers Workshop

Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), established in the year 1978 an all India body representing Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances and Mobile Industry in association with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Foundation and MAIT had organized an awareness programme on Environmental Hazards of Electronic Waste under the aegis of ‘Digital India Initiative’ for dealers in the city of Kolkata.

The awareness event is part of the sensitisation program to impart basic knowledge to the dealers associated with electrical and electronics instruments about e-waste, ever burgeoning ecological and environmental concernsas a result ofwrong methods of disposal mechanisms being practiced for such waste. The programme elucidated on the discrete steps of recycling and correct disposal of e-waste at different levels and the broad responsibilities of associated dealers.

The event was attended by almost 50 dealers.