SAVING DAL HIS WAY
FOR its preservation and conservation, Dal Lake has remained focusing image for all of us. People from all walks of life have been trying their utmost to preserve this perishing jewel by using different ways and means for long.
Not only cleaning it physically but many other methods were applied by conscious people to create awareness among masses about the preservation of this God gifted water body for the posterity. For its safeguard several seminars, conferences, road shows, Marathon races, awareness programs and cleaning drives were conducted at organizational and individual levels by We The Srinagarites in the recent past.
The first-ever Half Marathon was appreciatively organized in 2004 by the Highland Excursions Pvt. Ltd. under the supervision of a local environment activist, Rauf Tramboo, all along the Boulevard in which more than 500 locals of all age groups and different status took part.
To aware people about the effects of water pollution different types of programs were also launched by various organizations like Kashmir University, Private Schools Association, Scouts and Guides, Nigeen Lake Conservation Organization, Kashmir Rafting Operators Association, SMC and Tourism Department etc.
Not only the athletes, environmentalists, academicians, social workers and writers are contributing one or the other way to aware people about rising pollution in our water bodies but a famous artist, Mir Niyaz Ahmad has also come forward to contribute his bit by exhibiting his pain giving posters. Niyaz is working as technical officer in the Public Relations Cell, Kashmir University. He has conducted several solo poster exhibitions on different themes in the past. But today he has come up with an appealing theme “Save Dal Lake-Save Posterity”. After exploring every nook and corner of Nigeen and Dal Lakes, Niyaz has so far drawn nearly 350 posters with touching messages. In his each creativity he appeals the masses help save water bodies. His visual messages and warnings could be very effective on masses. Niyaz has put lot of efforts on this project and has visualized the destruction of Dal and Nigeen lakes. His cherished desire is to take his creations to the hearts of ‘We The Srinagarites’. He is all set to display his valued posters in every busy street in the densely populated up town and down town areas, Schools Colleges and Universities of Srinagar.
By Muhammad Yusuf
The Author is teaching Aquatics and Adventure Sports at Directorate of Physical Education, University of Kashmir He can be mailed at email@example.com or called at 9419707307
(The ideas expressed are author’s own)
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