Awantipora: With the aim to increase the green cover in campus besides creating awareness among students and staff towards a green and healthy environment, a plantation drive was organised on Monday here at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora in collaboration with Department of Social Forestry.
According to a statement, more than 1000 saplings of Conifer, Chinar and male Poplar trees were planted on the occasion.
Vice Chancellor, Prof Mushtaq A Siddiqi inaugurated the drive during which officers, faculty members, students and other staff members participated.
Interacting with students and media representatives present on the occasion, Prof Siddiqi said that plantation drives should not be limited to planting of saplings only, but all efforts should be made to ensure their proper survival and growth, so that the motive behind such drives is achieved.
Prof Siddiqi encouraged the students, faculty and staff members to actively participate in such events and also advised that every effort needs to be taken to ensure the proper maintenance of the green cover of the campus.
He thanked department of social forestry for their support and all the students, faculty, staff members for their active participation in the drive.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora, Tehsildar, Executive Officer, Municipal Committee Awantipora and other officials of the district administration were also present on the occasion.