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  • ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ campaign started

 

SRINAGAR: In connection with "World Environment Day-2018", Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing organized a week-long function at SKICC with a theme of 'Beat Plastic Pollution' here today. Minister of State for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Mir Zahoor Ahmad was the chief guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Mir Zahoor, said the entire world is confronted with immense environmental issues and a sustainable lifestyle, through Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, is an answer to a majority of our problems.

 

While referring to the challenges being faced by the people due to depleting water table, deforestation and environment pollution, the Minister said it is our collective responsibility to work for the protection of the environment and stressed on the participants to sensitize people about the hazardous effects of pollution. The Minister said that environmental disturbance puts adverse impact on human health and natural resources thereby causing imbalance to our ecological system. He said that need of the hour is to adopt a comprehensive policy that aims to protect our fragile environment.

 

Mir Zahoor urged upon the people to plant more trees which helps in controlling the pollution and providing a healthy environment. He added that there is a need of creating strong awareness among the masses at all levels and it is the collective responsibility of all the members of the society in addition to Government agencies and NGOs. Commissioner Secretary Forest, Environment and Ecology, Saurabh Baghat, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests M M Pant, Chief Wildlife Warden, Ravi Kumar Kesar, Director Environment and Ecology O.P Sharma, VC LAWDA, Abdul Hafeez Shah, NGOs/Civil Society Members and students of various schools spoke on the occasion. They highlighted the importance of celebrating the event and raise awareness among the masses regarding protection of environment.

 

Earlier, the Department of Environment screened a short film regarding disposing of waste management and how to prevent pollution. The Minister also released various books including Special Study on Dal &Nigeen Lake and Rakh-e-Arat. The students of Government Girls Higher Secondary Schools, Kothi Bagh and Amirakadal, GHSS Boys, Pulwama presented a sketch to highlight the need of environmental protection. The Minister also distributed Awards among the students who participated in various competitions organised by the department of environment and remote sensing.

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JAMMU: Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing is observing World Environment Week from June 5 to 11 at various places. In this connection inaugural function was organized at Bahu Fort today. The theme of this year is " Beat Plastic pollution". The objective for observance of Environment Week is to create awareness among all the sections of people about importance of environment conservation.

 

The gathering was made aware through NukkadNatak, speeches, display of banners about use of eco-friendly materials in day to day life. Plants of various species were also distributed among the people on the occasion. Another awareness programme was organized by the department in collaboration with M/s Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Pvt Ltd & Super Specialty Hospital Jammu.

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SALSIKOT/KARGIL: Like in other parts of the country the world environment Day was celebrated at Mutahhary Public High School Saliskot with tremendous zeal and zest on Tuesday. World Environment Day is the United Nations' (UN) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth.

On eve of world environmental day  2108 Mutahhary Public High School(MPHS) organise a cleanliness drive with theme "clean Environment safe Life." In  this rally childrens of schoo education and its staff members actively participated in this cleanliness drive. The students were holding placard reading with solagan “save environment save life " Act today tommorrow will be too late, "the drive which start from school premises which went through main road and concludes at the outskirts  of villages Saliskote.

PrincipalMutahhary Public High School further added,that we will continue our effort to make our school and its surrounding adjacent area's of  village free from polythen and pollution free. He assured that the clean environment is te need of the hour so our school will organize such cleanliness drive would be held in future too. Later Mutahhary Public High School also organise a road show which started from school campus  and to trespone.