The Department of Public Health Dentistry of Faculty of Dental Sciences in Association with Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry celebrated World Earth Day on 22nd April 2019. The day started with our Pro-Chancellor Dr. Sham Singla & Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gurpreet Singh Tuteja leading the way in signing the following pledge,
“On This Earth Day, I Pledge To Preserve And Promote Environmental Public Health By Addressing Issues And Promote Sound Policies That Protect The Environmental Health, Wellbeing, And Quality Of Life Of The Public In All Communities Across The Country “
Other Head of Departments, faculty members, postgraduates, interns and undergraduate students from the Faculty of Dental Sciences followed suit in signing the pledge board and promising to take extra efforts to protect our planet Earth.
The team from Public Health Dentistry then carried on the celebrations by visiting students of Vishva Bharti Public School, Village Budhera, Gurugram where students of class 6th above were educated regarding the historical perspective, present scenario and future goals of World Earth Day. Special emphasis was laid on how school children can do their bit in spreading this noble cause. The sensitization talks for students were presented by postgraduates from Public Health Dentistry namely, Dr. Ashima Sharma, Dr. Priyanka & Dr. Anchal. The school activity also saw participation by BEd students from the Faculty of Education of our University, who also highlighted their experiences and vision to preserve our planet Earth. The highlight of the sensitization talk was interaction and participation by the school children with the principal of school Mrs. Manju Sharma and Dr. Shourya Tandon, Professor & Head, Public Health Dentistry, SGT University. The whole event also saw a display of beautiful posters on the topic of environmental safety by interns of dental college. This Small initiative, in the long run, aims to achieve the noble goal of protecting our earth for ourselves and future generations.