Paper Day organized at Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic in Sivakasi

Dr. M. Nandakumar, Principal & HOD-Printing Technology addressing the gathering
Dr. M. Nandakumar, Principal & HOD-Printing Technology addressing the gathering

Department of Printing Technology, Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College, Sivakasi organized Paper Day on 01.08.2018. M. Nandakumar, principal and head of the department, Printing Technology presided over the function. Printing Technology students and members of staff gathered to celebrate the Paper Day.

Speaking to the occasion, Nandakumar, said that the day was important and to be marked by every printer. He even narrated the importance of paper as a raw material for the printing industry. Furthermore, he highlighted that paper played a vital role along with printing technology in enlightening the human race with education.

He also insisted the importance of conserving paper which is the need of the hour. In addition, he motivated the students to prepare handmade paper. He insisted the students to ensure that no waste paper will be burnt in the institution in future. He advised them to collect all the papers waste and to recycle it. Students from the department of printing technology created the awareness of effective usage of paper in institution and collected waste paper from each department. It will contribute to preparation of handmade paper. Additionally, the collection of waste paper continue throughout the year with start on 1 August 2018. It is indeed a striking gesture from the college management and the students to conserve paper, prices of which have recently been fluctuating a lot.

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