KU holds online seminar on World Environment Day
Srinagar : Department of Environmental Science, University of Kashmir observed World Environment Day-2020 during which a one day online seminar on the theme “Time for Nature”: Explore Nature with Iconic Spots” was also held.
Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof. Talat Ahmad patron of the seminar delivered a presidential address on the occasion during which he emphasized upon the need to have various working groups of researchers in the University who will take the lead in submitting the proposals to various funding agencies for earning grants and work on the pressing issues like climate change, carbondioxide emission and silicate weathering linkages in the nature.
He stressed on expediting the afforestation campaigns so as to check air pollution which has assumed alarming proportions due to which both flora and fauna across the length and breadth of the world is getting affected.
Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Dean Research University of Kashmir delivered special remarks on the occasion as Chief Guest of the function. Prof. Shakil Romshoo gave a comprehensive account of research scenario at University of Kashmir and remarked that there is need to link our research and science with policy, practice and governance.
He said that researchers should also try to take up such research problems and issues which are linked to society and with problems that Jammu and Kashmir (UT) is facing. He also remarked on the need to strengthen the research and industry interface.
Prof. Shamim Ahmad Shah, Dean School of Earth and Environmental Sciences gave opening remarks and emphasised on the importance of such events for creating awareness on several issues of environment importance.
In his welcome address Prof. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Head, Department of Environmental Science and Director of the seminar highlighted the importance of the seminar.
Coordinator of the seminar Dr. Sami Ullah Bhat, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science offered vote of thanks while as Dr. Arshid Jehangir, organising Secretary of the Seminar conducted the proceeding of the seminar.
Students, research scholars and few faculty members displayed their creativity, art, skill and research ideas through poster presentation on the theme Dynamics in Nature – Issues, Challenges and Opportunities Arising out of COVID-19 Pandemic.
The three best poster presentations were awarded with certificates of merit besides a certificate of participation.
The first position was awarded to Salma Yousuf from University of Kashmir while as Arshid Ramzan and Sahil Bhat again from KU bagged Second position. The third position was shared by Jawahr Rasool from KU and Shah Khalid Ahmad from Cluster University, Srinagar.