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NIT Srinagar hosts environmental symposium on ‘relation with nature’

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Div Com stresses planting more trees to preserve the environment

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 10: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Friday organized a day-long environmental symposium titled ‘Our relation with nature’ in collaboration with Social Forestry, Ecology Environment & Remote Sensing (J&K) and Nigeen Lake Conservation Organization (NLCO).

The speakers jointly pitched for the preservation of the environment.

Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, who was Chief Guest on the occasion, participated in plantation drive at Herbal Garden along with In-charge- Director NIT Srinagar MF Wani, Deans, and HOD’s.

In his address, the Div Com highlighted the objectives of the planting saplings initiative and stated that the administration is committed to supporting all pro-environment initiatives.

“To curb the pollution, we have to plant more trees, the administration has already directed range officers to plant more at empty, open places in their respective districts”, he said.

“After planting tree saplings, we should also properly take care of them and give them water. They are the main source of oxygen and trees are our lifeline. Planting trees is one of the best things that you can do for nature and future generations, Pole said.

Div Com also praised the efforts of NIT Srinagar in making the green campus and urged students to protect and conserve the environment.

In-charge Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. MF Wani said trees play an essential and important part in our ecosystem. Planting saplings is the future investment and we must encourage such practices on our campus.

Prof. Wani said NIT Srinagar will be holding such events in the future also.

Dean Alumni and International Affairs Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Shafi Mir said there is a need for joint efforts to preserve the environment. Recycling involves cutting down on waste and energy consumption by turning used items such as plastic bottles into new items,’ he said.

Mir said transport conservation is another thing we can do since one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gasses is transportation. Make better transport choices by choosing the least damaging option, he added.

HoD Physics, Prof. MA Shah was Chairperson of the symposium, while Dr. Vijay Kumar was the coordinator for the day-long program

On the occasion, Director Social Forestry, Roshan Jaggi informed that around 150 samplings were planted on the NIT Srinagar campus. He stated that engineers have an important role in society and they are called

Chairman NLCO, Manzoor Ahmad Wangnoo said the situation is not conducive in Kashmir. We have polluted each and every water body, wetlands and have turned them in the most terrible condition, he said.

President Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) G.N.Var also addressed the students on the occasion and stressed on the preservation of the environment.

The event was followed by Quiz, Poster, painting, and extempore speech competition. The prize distribution was held by Prof. GA Harmain, Prof. NA Shiekh, Prof. M Ikram, and Mr. Khurshid.

Mr. Tanveer Ahmad DFO social forestry Srinagar, Mehraj ud Din Regional Director Kashmir, and Mushtaq Ahmad Gojri Range Officer played a vital role in making the plantation event successful.

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