Srinagar: INTACH (Indian National trust for art and cultural heritage) in collaboration with UNESCO, Earth Day Network and J&K Forest department Monday organised a green heritage walk in outskirts of Srinagar.
The initiative which is part of its yearly heritage awareness campaign and includes tree talks/walks, workshops, seminars etc. in different heritage corridors of Srinagar city this year.
A Press statement from the INTACH said that constructive dialogues, discussions, meet-ups, ‘Clean the Monument’ drives, craft-training programs for rural and urban audience shall all be a part of this year’s activities.
The statement added that INTACH Kashmir in collaboration with the forest department, UNESCO & Earth Day Network organized a day-long Green Heritage walk under the guidance of forestry experts and environmentalists.
“Around 100 people participated in the event and Mulnar Village Dhara and Kral Sangri nursery were the major stops of the walk.
Irfan Ali Shah, IFS, Conservator Forests Srinagar Circle, Nazir Ahmed, Wildlife Expert and Mehraj-ud-din, SFS, DFO Planning & Publicity Kashmir Division were the experts present in the event.
They briefed the participants about the green heritage of valley and the ways of conserving the forests and surroundings, the statement said.
They encouraged the participants to know more about the green heritage of the place and its conservation.
On the occasion, Taha Mughal, event coordinator of INTACH said that they will also be working continuously for the sensitization of the rich heritage through many such programs.