Srinagar: The Islamic University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Peoples’ Environmental Council (PEC), is organising a week-long event to emphasize the significance of the ozone layer and to educate students, faculty, and stakeholders about the detrimental impacts of ozone depletion. The Ozone Day celebration was on Friday inaugurated at the Green Valley Educational Institute, Illahibagh, Srinagar.
According to a statement issued from Public Relations Office IUST here, the event sponsored by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES), Government of India, was presided over by Prof. Shakil A. Romshoo, Vice Chancellor IUST who was the Chief Guest of the program. Other speakers of the program included Mr. Mehraj-ud-din Zargar, Principal Green Valley Educational Institute, Dr. Arshid Jahangir, from the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kashmir; Dr. Tavoos Hassan Bhat, Member of the Peoples’ Environmental Council and Coordinator for South Kashmir, PEC; Dr. Sadaf from Green Valley Educational Institute; and Prof. Javed Hussain Mir, Professor of Practice at the MCS&S, IUST.
The inaugural event witnessed an enthusiastic participation of students. Dr. Asifa Mehraj Baba, Dean of Students IUST presented vote of thanks.