Srinagar, Apr 5: To commemorate world Arbour day, National Service Scheme (NSS) KU in collaboration with Directorate of Landscape Division of KU and Rahim Greens Srinagar,launched aweek-long plantation drive at various campuses and affiliated colleges of Kashmir University. The sustained plantation drive started in four campuses of KU including North, Main campus, Zakura campus and across various degree colleges and the secondary schools of the Valley.
On the valedictory function at Main campus of Kashmir University, Vice Chancellor Prof Khursheed Iqbal Andrabi planted saplings along with school children. Vice chancellorin his remarks highlighted the importance of biodiversity in general and forests in particular.
Addressing a gathering of student and NSS volunteers,Vice chancellor advised them to safeguard the Mother Nature for the sake of future generation.
Registrar, University of Kashmir, Prof Khursheed Ahmad Bhat advised students to take care of your environment so that future generation will remember us with pride.
Event coordinator and NSS programme officer, Tariq Abdullah gave an overview of environmental concerns and responsibilities of future generation for the said cause. He emphasized on the various activities of NSS of which environment issue is one of the focus area that NSS has taken care of 3000saplings, which were provided by Rahim Greens,were planted across the various campuses of KU by the guests,teachers and student volunteers.
On the valedictory function, Prof G. N Khaki Dean students welfare, Prof Shabir Ahmad Bhat Department of Management studies, Prof Nisar Ahmad, Director Sports, Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Zari, Director South campus, Dr Tanveer Ahmad Shah, Joint Registrar, Dr Akhtar Hussain Assitant Director ULDD, and Landscape officer Mohammad Maqbool were present and also planted the saplings.
Students from Legends school of Education Naseem Bagh and NSS volunteers from Kashmir University and Govt Higher Secondary School Hazratbal participated in the event.