Srinagar, June 06: The World Environmental Week and Mission LiFE for Environment 2023 celebrations concluded with an impressive valedictory function held at Amar Singh College.
The function was presided over by Principal, Amar Singh College, Prof. (Dr) Sheikh Ajaz Bashir while as Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather, Former Principal, Amar Singh College, graced the occasion as chief guest.
Prof. Ajaz in his laconic valedictory address impressed upon the need of eradication and immediate stoppage of single use plastic and other substances causing threat to the environment. He added that a pollution free environment is the basis of a healthy society.
He while highlighting the role of youth in environment conservation encouraged the youth particularly the student community for greater participation in the environmental awareness and abatement of hazardous substances, which ultimately result in the pollution of the environment.
Prof. Ajaz was all praise for the role and contribution of students during the weeklong celebrations and maintained that the student rally and distribution of biodegradable carry bags has left impressive footprints on the society. He further congratulated the entire organizing team for a successful programme.
Prof. Bashir, the chief guest on the occasion, spoke at length about the importance of a healthy environment and pointed out the threats to the environment. He maintained that immediate steps towards afforestation, green initiatives and use of biodegradable substances, check and balance on the air pollution causing industries and automobiles besides water pollutants and other environmental friendly steps can still play a significant role in the environmental conservation before we cease to exist.
During the weeklong celebrations kick-started on June Ist, many activities related to the programme were held which include student rallies, cleanliness drives, Inter-College and Inter-School Painting Competition, Exhibition, Nukad Natak and much more, all reflecting and depicting the importance of healthy environment.
A large number of student participants from different colleges and schools participated in the events and sent their message through their impressive presentations.
The weeklong programme was jointly organized by the Department of Environmental Sciences, Eco Club SHEHJAR and the NSS Wing of the college with the aim to aware the masses about the adverse effects of single use plastic, pollution causing industries and other means that transport the threat to the green planet.
The student participants were awarded with trophies and certificates on the valedictory function for their outstanding performance and proactive participation.
A large number of faculty members and students across different educational institutions attended the function.
Dr. Bazigha Badar, Convener, Eco Club SHEHJAAR and Programme Coordinator, presented a detailed report of the weeklong activities.