KU launches plantation drive
TREE TALK HELD AT SP COLLEGE
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar June 5: To mark the World Environment Week, Kashmir University in collaboration with Department of Environmental Sciences, Centre for Research and Development (CORD), and Landscape Wing launched a plantation drive at varsity today.
The event marked the culmination of over three-month long plantation drive that was started in March across various Degree Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Valley.
Chief Conservator of Forests, O P Sharma Vidyarathi, who was the chief guest on the occasion, advised the students to safeguard nature for future generation.
Addressing a gathering of 200 student volunteers, Programme Coordinator, Prof Iqbal Hakim emphasized the need for various activities of NSS of which environment issue is one of the focus area.
Head, Environmental Sciences and Director CORD, Prof Azra Kamili, gave brief overview of environmental week celebration 2011.
On the occasion, about 150 saplings and ornamental plants were planted across the KU campus by the guests, teachers and student volunteers.
Among others, Prof M Z Chesti, Prof B A Wafai, Prof G A Bhat, Prof Ashok Pandita were present in the function.
The event was coordinated by Tariq Abdullah NSS programme officer and Dr Samiullah of Department of Environmental Science.
Meanwhile, in a Tree Talk program held at S P College, the students, professors and foresters discussed the role of forests in mitigating effects of climate change. The Principal Prof Z A Chatt stressed for revival of age old practices in conservation of environment. The program host, O P Vidyarthi dwelt on endemic plants and animals.
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