Kurseong, Darjeeling 15 November: Tarumitra students from St. Joseph’s Kurseong in large numbers joined a campaign on Waste Management in the city. Keeping up their sustained fight against plastics, today’s march was to high light the plight of the waste disposal programmes in the city.
Students visited the hospital wards
The ever active Principal Sr. Winifred along with the Tarumitra Co-ordinator Mrs. Sudeshna Pradhan encouraged the students to go out of their secure campus. This time they rallied along to the Government run Sub-divisional Hospital to see for themselves the state of affairs.
D.K Pradhan, the Director of the hospital met the students and answered their queries. They asked him to dispose of the hazardous medical waste properly. The students also moved around the wards and requested the patients and their visitors not to throw garbage here and there.
The students also trudged to the local market and met with many shopkeepers and pleaded with them not to sell items in plastics. They made a survey of the garbage heaps in the market. When the students accosted some large shops they told the girls to back off!
Tarumitra asked the shopkeepers not to use plastics
The students were on the contrary were impressed by many people whom they met in the market. A number of them stopped to talk to them and encourage the girls.
Fish markets were another story for students!
Sudeshna Pradhan said that the Tarumitra students have pledged to keep up the campaign in the coming days.