Srinagar: The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir Saturday observed the World Environment Day. The day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
A spokesperson Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said on the occasion, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Rather along with other officials planted sapling in the compound of DHSK office.
The director while speaking on the occasion said for a healthy society we need a healthy environment. He said we should all prioritize to build a better environment for all.
“We should take all measures where we can restore the ecosystem so that we have a healthy society and healthy nation,” he said.
The director said we should protect the environment not only for the present but also for the future generation because children of tomorrow will appreciate our works.
Dr Mushtaq in his message on the day appealed to all the people to maintain a healthy and eco-friendly environment. He instructed all the health officials that they should take all the measures to ensure a healthy and hygienic environment in and around the hospitals. Pertinently, ‘Ecosystem restoration’ is this year’s theme.
The days first held in 1974 has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issues such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. The environment day is a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, the program has provided a theme and forum for businesses, non government organizations, communities, governments and celebrities to advocate environmental causes.