Kulgam, Mar 21: The Forest Department , Division Kulgam Wednesday carried out a plantation drive. MLA Kulgam Mohd Yousuf Tarigami was the chief guest, District Development Commissioner, Talat Parvaiz was also present on the occasion.
While holding an interactive session with the students of the school , the MLA Kulgam highlighted the importance of forests in sustainable development and exhorted upon the students to show their active participation in various plantation drives. Stressing on various roles played by forests in maintaining life on earth, the Chief Guest urged the students to protect the natural assets and asked them to create awareness among the common masses about the same. More than 1000 saplings of medicinal, ornamental and other plants were planted in the school premises by DDC, DFO , staff of forest department , faculty and students of the school .
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Talat Parvaiz briefed the teaching faculty and the students about the various plantation drives launched by the department in whole District Kulgam and asked the students to ensure proper care of the saplings planted by them. Earlier, DFO Mohd Ramzan Mir applauded the role of forest department for undertaking such a drive at school premises.