Srinagar: Top academics and officers of University of Kashmir Monday planted tree saplings during a plantation drive in the campus.
The day-long event was organised by the varsity’s National Service Scheme (NSS) in collaboration with the University Landscape Division (ULD).
Dean of Academic Affairs Prof Shabir A Bhat, Dean Colleges Prof Mohiuddin Sangmi and Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir led the plantation drive at the ULD Nursery at Naseem Bagh.
This is the fifth such plantation drive organised by the University of Kashmir in the main and satellite campuses in the past two months in line with its commitment to make all its campuses green with plantation of more trees.
NSS Coordinator Dr Mussavir Ahmad said today’s plantation drive is part of a series of such drives to be organised by the NSS in April and May.
“Apart from university students and NSS volunteers, we are involving college and school students in the plantation drives to raise awareness on pressing environmental concerns including deforestation, soil erosion and shirking of water bodies,” he said.
Several other top functionaries of the University also planted tree saplings on the occasion. These included Prof Zahoor A Kaloo, Director ULD; Dr Aejaz Mohammad Sheikh, Provost (Boys); Dr Tabassum Firdous, Coordinator Centre for Women’s Studies and Research (CWSR); Prof Aadil Amin Kak, Dean School of Arts Languages and Literature and Mr Tariq Abdullah, Producer EMMRC.
NSS programme officers Dr Wakar Amin, Dr Hinna Basharat, Dr Yasir and Dr Shazia also planted tree saplings on the occasion. Dr Akhtar Hussain Malik, and several NSS officials, also planted tree saplings on the occasion.