Environmental Week celebrations commence at SKUAST-K

Srinagar: SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir’s Faculty of Forestry, Benihama campus kick-started Environmental Week on the eve of World Environmental Day.
The programme is aimed at wider participation of students and local residents representatives from nearby areas.
Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai in his message desired to have mass awareness of the changing climate regime due to human interventions and negligence.
Dean Faculty of Forestry, Prof SA Gangoo, gave a brief account of this historical day celebrated with the theme “Only One Earth” for the year 2022. He further talked about the importance of small steps that could result in a comprehensive reduction in pollution of the environment. Dr. Irfan Khursheed, Assistant Professor, Amar Singh College in his lecture deliberated upon the risk of environmental programs from a historical perspective. He further talked about transformative action that can be taken to tackle climate change.
A painting competition was conducted in the afternoon session. More than 100 entries were received from the students of the Faculty and nearby schools. The entire week is studded with different activities including drawings, painting, photography, videography, essay writing, poem reciting, an environmental awareness program and a cleanliness drive. Additionally, the participants will be exposed to the Environmental Park at Kangan and Sagg Eco Village. The local schools that participated in the event include Shaheen Public School Manigam, Hanfia Islamia Model School Benhama, Evergreen High School Nunar Ganderbal, Govt. Middle School Watlar, Public High School Watlar, Govt. Middle School Benhama. In the beginning, Dr Shah Murtaza (organizing member) gave details about the program. Prof. M. A. Islam (Organizing Secretary) presented a formal vote of thanks. Other members of the organizing committee included Dr Akhlaq Amin Wani, Dr Aasif Ali Gatoo, Dr Sabeena Nabi, Dr Aamir and Dr Khursheed Sofi. Among other who participated in the program include Prof. P. A. Khan, Prof. Anup Raj, Dr S. N. Z. Geelani, Dr Khursheed Ahmad, Dr Vaishnu Dutt, Dr Amerjeet Singh, Dr Maqbool, Dr N. A. Pala, Dr Megna Rashid and Dr Tahir Mushtaq.

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