SRINAGAR: A week-long plantation drive concluded at Kashmir University on Sunday.
Kashmir University spokesman in a statement said that 200 saplings of ornamental plants were planted across the Varsity campus by the student volunteers. Besides 3000 saplings provided by Raheem Greens were distributed to various Degree colleges and Higher Secondary Institutions of the Valley.
The drive was held by National Service Scheme (NSS) of KU unit in collaboration with Directorate of Landscape Division of KU and Rahim Greens Srinagar.
On the final day of weeklong plantation drive Director landscape Division of the University, Prof.Irshad Nawchoo while addressing the volunteers, highlighted the importance of biodiversity in general and forests in particular.
NSS programme officer and coordinator of the event Tariq Abdullah highlighted the importance of such volunteerism for environment. He advised the students to safeguard their mother nature so that future generation would remember us with pride.
The inaugural function of the plantation drive organized on April 09 was inaugurated by vice chancellor Prof.K.I.Andrabi who advised the students to act like responsible citizens and safeguarded the environment which was an important obligation of all of us.