Bandipora/ June,6 : Govt Degree College Bandipora conducted an online Lecture/Webinar entitled “Re connecting with Nature” in connection with world environment day celebrated across Jammu & Kashmir. During the webinar renowned Kashmiri poet, writer, social activist and environmentalist, Zareef Ahmad Zareef, delivered a ecture on the said theme. The Webinar was organized as part of World Environment Day, 2021 with a theme “Ecosystem Restoration” to focus on resetting human relationship with the nature. Faculty, scholars and students from different colleges/institutions participated in the webinar on ZOOM cloud.
In his speech, Zareef Ahmad Zareef talked on various environmental issues of the Kashmir valley and the need to resolve it for a better future. His speech was insightful and embedded with satire in Kashmiri couplets in which he lamented the destruction caused to our environs during the last couple of decades. He elaborated how the earlier people of valley in their simple life styles were very much conscious and concerned to their environment who valued their biodiversity, forests and natural resources. The speaker also highlighted the ways through which we can re-connect with the nature and revive the broken bonds between the man and nature. He stressed on the need to conserve the precious historical background of Kashmir and protect the Mother Nature by planting trees, protecting water bodies, flora and fauna and adopting the sustainable approach to support mankind.