SKUAST-K commemorates World Meteorological Day

Srinagar: The World Meteorological Day-2021 was commemorated on Tuesday at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir with a unique concept of bio-fencing of boys and girls hostels in the Shalimar campus here.
Every year, March 23 is celebrated as the World Meteorological Day in memory of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization on this date in 1950. It showcases the essential contribution of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society and is celebrated with activities around the world. The themes chosen for World Meteorological Day reflect topical weather, climate or water-related issues. This year’s theme for the day was ‘The ocean, our climate and Weather’.
The programme was organised by the Agromet Field Unit Srinagar and SKUAST-K’s Students Welfare Office under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of the university. More than 120 students planted 450 saplings of deodar and other conifer trees to create bio-fencing walls around two hostels – one boys’ and one girls’ – of the university at the campus.
SKUAST-K’s Director Education, Prof MH Balkhi, who was the chief guest at the occasion, planted the first sapling to inaugurate the programme. Dean Students Welfare SKUAST-K Prof MAA Sidique, Dr Bilal Lone Associate Professor Agromet, Dr Latief Ahmed Scientist Agromet, Dr Seemi Lohani Assistant Students Welfare Officer, wardens of the hostels, faculty members, staff and students were present at the occasion.

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