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Islamia College Srinagar kickstarts World Environment Week celebrations

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Srinagar: P.G. Department of Botany and NSS Units of Islamia College of Science and Commerce Srinagar as part of World Environment Week Celebrations-2022 today started its series of events & programmes. 

Head, PG Department of Botany, Dr. Khursheed A Ganiee introduced and welcomed the guest speakers and the students besides NSS officers & NSS Volunteers. He gave details of the week-long events. 

Principal of the host college Professor Sheikh Ajaz Bashir gave the introductory speech wherein he threw light on the importance of such activities on the campus. He highlighted the burning issues of the environment and urged the students to follow Eco-friendly practices in daily life within and outside the college campus. 

He emphasized the role played by the students in creating a more sustainable world and the importance of environmental education under the National Educational Policy-2020.

The keynote speakers of the programme M.D. Malik, Regional Director, Social Forestry, Kashmir gave an elaborate lecture on the significance of World Environment Day. 

He explained the significance of sustainability in our day to day life and how to attain an environmentally sound development. He talked about global warming, pollution and its impact, forest fires and measures to combat it. 

Nadeem Qadri, Environmental Activist and Lawyer explained the concept of one health and its relationship with the environment. He explained the impacts of alien species of plants & animals on our aquatic bodies and how to manage them. 

He talked about the laws and bylaws for the safety of the environment & environmental issues. He emphasized the need to protect the environment and livelihoods simultaneously. The session was attended by the staff members and students of the institution. 

Dr. Showkat Yousuf Beigh, Dr. Sheikh Javid, Dr. M.D. Bhat, Dr. Gowhar Ayoub Guna, Dr. Sabeena, Dr. Gh Hassan Rather, Dr. Sheikh Abdul Shakoor & Dr. Umara Qayoom conducted the technical sessions in which students gave their suggestions which was followed by the question-answer session.

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