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Focus Group Workshop of IIT Madras held at VVCE, Mysuru

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Mysuru: The Department of Civil Engineering, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE) in association with IIT Madras, Australian National University as a part of ongoing project “Clean Energy for Healthy Environment and Lives (CE4HEAL)” had organised Focus Group Workshop entitled “Clean Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development” in collaboration with Women in ISHRAE.

The CE4HEAL Project Coordinators of Dr Shiva Nagendra S M, Professor, IIT Madras and Dr SotirisVardoulakis, Australian National University, Australia were the chief guests for the inaugural Function.

The function was presided over by Dr. B. Sadashive Gowda , Principal, VVCE, Mysuru. Dr K S Lokesh, former Registrar, JSS S & T U, Mysuru and Dr H S Dayananda, Dean (examinations) were the Guests of Honours. Dr Mohan Krishna S A, President, ISHRAE Mysore chapter graced the occasion. This programme was convened by Dr S K Prasad, Professor & Head and Dr. Shilpa B S, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, VVCE.

The students of VVCE, SJCE, VVIET and NIE were the beneficiaries of this workshop. Dignitaries inaugurated the workshop by watering the plant.

As part of the workshop, there were five lectures.

Prof Shiva Nagendra S M Professor, IIT Madras, focused his talk on “Clean Environment And Planetary Health Approach (CEPHA) Network Initiatives”, highlighting the goal of improving environmental quality and achieving sustainable development.

Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis, Director, NHMRC Healthy Environments and Lives (HEAL), National Research Network, Australian National University, Australia addressed his talk on the Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) Network initiatives to increase sustainability and resilience to climate and environmental change across the Australian health sector and communities.

Prof K S Lokesh, Former Registrar, JSS- STU, Mysuru highlighted the Principles Of Sustainable Development, Sustainable Solutions and Path To Sustainability through his talk.

Dr Manoj Kuma B, Dean Academic JSS STU &Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru.

He enlightened the students on the importance of sustainable development and Environmental Impact Assessment.

Dr Mahesh P A, Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, JSSMC, JSSAHER, Mysore, talked about the respiratory health risks caused due to indoor air pollution with the cohort studies.

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