Jammu,December 22, (Vijay Kumar) –J&K Governor, N. N. Vohra, has emphasized the need for adopting a multi-dimensional approach to protect the environment and minimize the affects of global warming and climate change for sustaining life on planet Earth.
The Governor was interacting with a group of students of the
The Governor said that the students can be valuable agents of change for spreading awareness of environmental concerns, issues emerging from the grave effects of global warming, most urgent need for water conservation, protection of fauna and flora, banning use of non bio-degradable materials, launching plantation and cleanliness drives, promoting use of solar and other non-conventional energy sources, etc. Observing that our children are talented and full of zeal and energy, he said that if they take a lead role in environment protection, it would have a telling effect on the campaign to protect the environment. He suggested that it would be productive if the students could form NGOs for this purpose. He suggested that they should also take up cleanliness and plantation drives in
The Governor also asked the students and the school management to explore possibilities for launching environment protection awareness campaigns at Katra and enroute from the Base Camp to the
Referring to the educational tours conducted by the DPS management for its students, the Governor observed that instead of seeking to go abroad it would be far educative visits were organized to various parts of the country so that the students could experience the rich diversity of India and the progress it has registered in the field of science, technology and various other sectors. He mentioned that this would also enable the students to be better equipped to understand and, in due course, deal with the problems confronting the nation.
The students submitted a Memorandum to the Governor listing out the causes of global warming and the measures required for minimizing it.
The Principal Secretary to the Governor, Raj Kumar Goyal, was present on the occasion.
Earlier, the Director,