Plantation drive launched at Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K

Plantation drive launched at Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K
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Srinagar: Faculty of Forestry , Benhama-Watlar, Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) in collaboration with the Bhamla Foundation , Mumbai, Maharashtra today kick started its Plantation drive at its campus.

According to a press note, the drive started with the planting of Deodar near Pine Boys Hostel by Asif Bhamla, Chairman of the Foundation, CEO Meraj Bhamla along with the other officials of the Foundation and Dean, Faculty of Forestry, Prof. Tariq Masoodi, Heads of the Divisions, Faculty members and students who participated in the drive .

“This will be the start of month long plantation drive which will be done in our campus,” said Prof. Masoodi while welcoming the foundation chairman and other associated staff.

“We continue these drives every year and this time we are happy that these organizations are coming forward in these green initiatives. We have taken this challenge to make our campus green, despite being on the southern aspect. Officials from Police department and various volunteers also took part in the drive,”he said.

After the plantation drive, an interaction among the students and Foundation staff was held under the Students Welfare department, in which Students Welfare officer, Dr Naseem Geelani gave a welcome address and said that these programmes encourage students to take part in these green initiatives which are needed for the conservation and protection of environment.

On the occasion, Asif Bhamla thanked the Faculty of Forestry for their hospitality and praised for their efforts in making the campus a “Green Campus”. He said, “We will be collaborating with the Faculty in the upcoming projects and will try to have MOU for our various programmes.” Dr GM Bhat on the occasion said that it is need of the hour to have such programmes which will create awareness among the masses regarding r ecology and environment. Prof SA Gangoo presented the vote of thanks.

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