Ganderbal : Department of Law, School of Legal Studies (SLS) and Department of Economics, DSW, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) on Saturday organised an environmental awareness programme at Boys Higher Secondary School (BHSS) Kangan and eco-walk and cleanliness drive at Naranaag Kangan here.
According to a statement issued from Public Relations Office Central University of Kashmir, the event was organised as part of the series of programmes organised by the university under the theme “Our Planet: Our Environment and Our campus” Mass Mobilization On Mission Life” Faculty members and students of the university, teaching staff of the higher secondary school, students and other functionaries of both the institutions were present on the occasion.
During the awareness programme at the BHSS, Kangan, the students of both the Economics and Law department, informed the gathering about the importance and significance of preservation and protection of the environment and the measures required for the same. “Everybody is concerned about the unabated felling of trees, rising pollution and concretisation of fragile areas, which has caused extensive damage to our serene environment,” they said, adding that it is the responsibility of every individual to plant saplings in their localities to check the environmental pollution and degradation.
Addressing the gathering, BHSS principal, Syed Ishrat Latief said, the massive afforestation campaigns should be launched across the length and breadth of Jammu and Kashmir in order to check the growing environmental pollution and undo the damage done due to the felling of trees. She said the objective of holding the programme was to sensitize the students the importance of environment protection.
The event in charge, Asst Prof. Dr Mudasir Bhat, in his address, said that through this outreach mission, the masses in general and the student community, in particular, are sensitized and made aware of the environment, environmental protection and sustainable living.
Thereafter the university students undertook a cleanliness drive at Naranaag.