American Society of Safety Engineers – Kuwait Chapter Commemorated World Environment Day 2015 on 8 June 2015 at Kohinoor Banquets Hall, Fahaheel, Kuwait. The celebration began with a welcome note by G. Sampath Reddy, Vice President of ASSE Kuwait Chapter. He has briefed the program agenda and highlighted in his address about the 13th Successive year of Chapter celebrating this day.
He also mentionedabout the various initiatives taken by the ASSE Kuwait chapter during last one year to create awareness among the members, school children and general public.MrFadahel Ali, Chairman, ASSE Kuwait Chapter in his opening address highlighted the importance of the day to the world and in particular to state of Kuwait. He said that environment protection is everyone’s responsibility, everywhere and throughout the year.
Mr. Jignesh Shah, Head of Health & Environmental Committee gave an introductory presentation on World Environment Day 2015with the details on the importance of the Day along with the Theme of the year “Seven Billion Dreams. One planet. Consume with care”.He mentioned that World Environment day is celebrated throughout the globe on 5 June 2015 and the essence of the theme for 2015 is how the well-being of humanity, the environment and economies ultimately depends on the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. UNEP official video and the message by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme were played to the gathering.
Later, he has introduced the speaker of the Day Dr. S. Neelamani, Senior Research Scientist, Coastal Management Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
Dr. Neelamani presented on the Topic 'Scrap Tires as Wave Barriers in the Marine Environment-Analysis of pros and cons'.
Later, another technical meet was conducted on 'How to prepare an abstract' presented by Mr. Ayyappan, Technical team member of ASSE Professional Development Conference 2015 organizing committee.
To encourage the members and to create awareness, a spot quiz competition was conducted for ASSE members. Prizes were distributed to winners of the spot quiz competition and the picture competition.
Highlighting the importance of the day Saplings were distributed to all the members.As a token of appreciation EC, AC Members presented a memento to the Speaker of the Day. The meeting was concluded with the dinner sponsored by ASSE Kuwait Chapter. Around 50 ASSE members and their family members attended for this program.