Seminar on conservation of Dal Lake held in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: With a sole intention to protect and conserve the world-famous Dal Lake, a seminar was organised here on Wednesday at Char Chinari, Srinagar. The seminar titled ‘Responsibility of media towards Dal Lake’ was organised by news agency Kashmir News Trust.
A large number of journalists participated in the seminar. Prominent among them were Farooq Wani, Sanam Ajaz, Raja Mohiuddin, Syed Tajamul, Irfan Qureshi, Nashir Geelani, Sheikh Tajamul, Aqib Ahmed and others.
The speakers on the occasion expressed concern over the depletion of the Dal Lake. They impressed upon the authorities to take all possible measures to restore the pristine glory of this world-famous lake. They said the Dal is the asset of the people of Kashmir which has made this place world-famous.
The speakers expressed concern over the callous attitude of the government. They said it is really ironical that the authorities have been appointing the head of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) on a temporary basis.
“It is really sorry to state that the incumbent VC LAWDA has been showing no interest in deweeding and other processes of Dal. It is collective responsibility, but LAWDA is bound to play an important role,” the speakers said.
They said if work on the restoration of the Dal continues at a snail’s pace, then soon the people of Kashmir will lose this precious asset.