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The Express Tribune

Published Date: Feb 5, 2013

Youth illustrate effects of mercury emissions

Youth should strive to elevate scientific research to
new heights. This was stated by  Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman
Manzoor Hussain Soomro, at a prize distribution ceremony of an essay
competition on Monday, said press release.

SDPI
Senior Adviser Dr Mahmood Khawaja briefed the participants on the adverse
effects of chemicals and recent international efforts to curb the mercury
emissions.

The
essay-writing competition on “Sources of chemicals like mercury and their
impacts on environment and health” was organised by the Sustainable Development
Policy Institute (SDPI) in collaboration with the Zero Mercury.

The
competition aimed at creating awareness among young writers about the
implications of mercury emissions on environment and to encourage them to
reflect on the hazard of chemicals and their impact on health.

In
all, 40 schools with 203 participants from twin cities took part in the
competition.

In
the senior section, Shireen Faisal from Schola Nova won the first prize,
Farhana Irshad and Sirat Nasim from PAEC College Nilore clinched the second and
third prizes respectively.

In
the junior section, Azka Azhar and Mariam Kiani of EMS School won the first and
third prizes respectively, and Ali Rahman from Roots School DHA campus won the
second prize.