GANDERBAL: Department of Law, Central University Kashmir (CUK) on Wednesday organised an eco-walk from Nuner to Gotli Bagh here.
An annual event initiated to sensitise the people and students towards preservation of biological and cultural diversity of Western Himalayas. This year’s event was one of the main activities of the university initiated after shifting to Ganderbal. The targeted group for sensitisation was Pathan population of Gotli Bagh, a handout read.
Western Himalayas are one of the most important and ecologically sensitive zones and source to waters for 1/3rd of global population. Rivers like Indus, Aamu, Ganges and their tributaries like Satluj, Yamuna, Jhelum, Chenab originate from here.
“This region has been subjected to excessive vandalisation through deforestation and construction of roads and dams,” locals informed the participants.
Department of Law has launched sustained campaign of generating awareness about these challenges through its eco-awareness programmes. Apart from sensitising the population about biological and cultural diversity of the region, students and faculty of the department had an interactive session with the students of the middle school of Gotli Bagh. They were made aware about the environmental issues and some gifts were distributed among them, it read