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HAS in collab with Dept of Forest, KDF-UK organises plantation drive at Sheeri

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Baramulla: Human Aid Society (HAS) in collaboration with Department of Forest JV Division Baramulla and Kashmir Development Foundation (KDF-UK) and Government Boys Middle School Sheeri organized a plantation drive at Zoo ground in peripheries of Sheeri village of Baramulla district on Monday.

The plantation drive was kick started by village head sarpanch Ghulam Rasool Bhat who was flanked by HAS Chairman Bashir Ahmad Mir and Ashiq Ahmad Ghani. 

Dozens of Deodar sampling were planted by HAS volunteers, students of BMS Sheeri and Locals, and Forest officials on this occasion. 

Chairman HAS highlighted the importance of ecological balance and plantation of trees in the present era of global warming. He urged all the stakeholders to plant more and more trees. 

This year’s theme for the day is ‘Forests and Sustainable production and consumption’ so let us pledge to protect and conserve the forests and be more aware and vigilant, and make informed consumption-related choices to save the forests, said Sarpanch Ghulam Rasool. 

Another participant, Javid Ahmad Dar, a teacher of BMS Sheeri Payeen said, “When you plant a tree, you don’t just plant a sapling but hope. We Covid-19 pandemic taught us how trees are extremely important for our survival. 

Reyaz Ahmad Ganai, Secretary Human Aid Society said that every day should be tree plantation day. “We must work towards building a secure future for other generations to come as forest sustainable management and resource use are critical in preventing climate change and contributing to present and future generations’ prosperity and well-being.”

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