A number of students from different educational institutions participated in the programme organized at Rajouri. The programme started with a presentation by Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed Zarri, Deputy Registrar,
After the presentation, students were taken on a nature trail along the Thandikassi Stream. During the nature trail, the students were also educated about various water quality parameters through the water quality testing exercise. They were made aware about the importance of these parameters and their influence on the quality of a stream ecosystem. They also learned about the various life forms that are harboured by the streams/rivers in general and
Another awareness programme was organized by WWF-India field office at Leh in collaboration with Department of Wildlife Protection, Govt. of J&K. The programme started with a welcome address by Sh. Abdul Rauf, Wildlife warden Leh, who welcomed the various guests and audience. During the address he also highlighted the ecological and socioeconomic importance of wetlands of Ladakh.
Gurmeet Dorjay, Executive Councillor for Tourism & Wildlife highlighted the importance of wetlands & their role in maintaining the ecological balance. He also spoke about the religious significance of the wetlands, especially in case of Buddhasim. Ms. Nisa Khatoon, Sr. Project officer spoke about the Ramsar Convention and its significance in context of Wetland conservation. She also talked about the importance of
In Kashmir The Khushall Valley Educational (KVE) Trust, Upper Ahmad Nagar in collaboration with National Society for Protection of Water Resources, Wetlands and Forests celebrated the World Wetland Day-2012 at KVE Trust, Upper Ahmad Nagar to focus attention on conversation of precious Wetlands in J&K.
The chief guest Divisional Forest Officer Ganderbal, Mir Hafizullah highlighted that the wetlands are among the most productive life support systems in the world and are of immense socio-economic ecological importance to the mankind.
Mir Hafizullah further added that J&K has been gifted with number of wetland sites which harbour a very rich concentration of water fowl, especially the winter migratory species from far flung
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, National Society for Protection of Water Resources, Wetlands and Forests, Mr. Nazir Benazir appealed to the citizens of the State, especially the youth to join hands with the concerned agencies to protect the wetlands of
The DFO, Urban Forestry said that environmental pollution is the highest problem facing the modern man and all achievements will be of no use if water resources are not used and preserved judiciously.
He further added “No wetlands means no water, no water means no life”. The students also participated and highlighted the importance of the wetlands, the principals of Khushall Valley Education Trust conducted the proceeding of the function and thanked the participants.