Essay writing winners awarded at SDPI
The essay writing competition on “Sources of Chemicals like Mercury and their Impacts on Environment and Health”, was organized in collaboration with Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG) to mark the global day of action against mercury production and use.
In senior section, Shireen Faisal from Schoola Nova, won first prize, Farhana Irshad from PAEC College Nilore got 2nd prize and Siret Nasim, also from PAEC College Nilore got the third prize. In junior section, Azka Azhar from EMS High School won first prize, Ali Rahman from Roots DHA won second prize while Mariam Kiani of EMS School won the third prize.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Prof. Dr. Manzoor H Soomro, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, said that there is need to sensitize the youth creating awareness on scientific subject.
He shared that the youth engagement activities carried out by the PSF and informed that each year the Foundation sends a group of students between the age of 17-21 years to London Science Forum to expose them with celebrated scientist, academicians and industry representatives.
Dr. Mahmood A. Khawaja, SDPI Senior Advisor, briefed participants on adverse impacts of chemicals and recent international negotiations to curb the use of hazardous pollutant Mercury.