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Speakers emphasize making student’s environment conscious

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PSAJK organizes workshop

Srinagar: The speakers from different walks of life on Thursday called for making students in schools environment conscious citing that the move will help in making students mature about preservation of natural resources.
The speakers were speaking at a workshop titled “Our Times, Our Challenges: Education and Environment” organised by Moral Education, Environment & Relief Council (MEERC) under the aegis of Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) at Convocation complex of Kashmir University (KU).
Speaking at the occasion, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof Talat Ahmad expressed concern over cutting of trees in Valley and said such damages done to environment result in flood like situation in Kashmir.
“When we cut trees it will obviously disturb our eco system and bounce back on us,” he said.
Prof. Talat said the people are constructing houses and huge buildings on river edges which he termed as an environmental disaster. “Unless we won’t wake up for conservation of environment, we will face the disasters at any point of life,” he said.
Prof Talat also expressed his views and suggestions on how to improve our education sector and conserve the environment. The vice-chancellor stressed on the sustainable living where both humans and environment are in win-win situation.
Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Prof Mehraj ud din Mir ih his address praised PSAJ&K for organizing such a conference on important issues like environment.
“Deliberating on these vital issues is the need of the hour,” he said and called for framing education of children right from early years in such a way that he or she turns into an ideal person.
“If we focus on the early years, only then a solid change will be visible in the coming years,” he said.
The main attraction of the event was the inspiring speeches by Dr Mahmood Chandia from University of Central Lancashire, UK and Muhammad Aadam from Bolton UK. The speakers discussed the two main challenges facing the society one being the lacunae in the education sector and another being the destruction of the environment.
Dr Chandia called on the people to refrain from using products like polythene which end up harming the environment.
“The conservation of the environment is important for the wellbeing of an individual as well as society,” he said.
The speakers discussed how religion also stresses on the preservation of flora and fauna.
The speakers also expressed concern on the degradation of moral values among the younger generation.
They called for the strengthening of character among students for which one should also incorporate the beautiful teachings of the religion and incorporate the best international practices of teaching.
The conference was part of the initiatives taken by Moral Education, Environment and Relief Council (MEERC) under the aegis of PSAJK. President PSAJK G N VAR and Chairman MEERC, Manzoor Ahmad Wangnoo was also present on the occasion and extended gratitude to the dignitaries for making the conference a huge success.

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