Srinagar : As part of ongoing ‘Save Hokersar-Save Srinagar’ campaign being held under the banner ‘TAWAZUN’ and launched by the Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir, the Director, Urban Local bodies (ULB) Kashmir, Mathura Masoom Friday flagged-off a cleanliness drive in and around Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve (WCR), here.
Safai-karamcharis of Municipal Committees of Srinagar, Budgam and Narbal, Range Officer, Lakes along with his field staff, Students of GDC for Education. M.A Road Sgr/ Govt. Boys HSS Barthana /Hatrus Public School, different N.G.Os, volunteers, Forest Protection Force personnel of K-01/K-03 and representatives of different stake holding departments participated.
During the drive solid waste of about 3 to 4 trucks of load were collected from WatalporaZainakoot Qtr and NarbalSozeith Crossing and was then accordingly disposed-off, which involved mass efforts of 200 persons.
Speaking on the occasion, IfshanDewan, Wildlife Warden, Wetlands Division Kashmir, thanked the participants and appealed to all the stakeholders to join hands with the department of Wildlife Protection for maintaining cleanliness of the, “Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve”.
It is worth mentioning here that this initiative is a joint collaboration of Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir with stakeholding departments, civil society groups, N.G.O’s and Educational institutions.