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‘World Environment Day’: Week-long activities culminate at GDC Beerwah

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SRINAGAR: The Department of Environmental Science, Govt. Degree College Beerwah in collaboration with the Department of Botany and NSS Unit concluded the week-long activities organized to celebrate ‘World Environment Day’ under the slogan of ‘Only One Earth- Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature’, here.
The principal of the college, Prof. (Dr.) Fahmeeda Bano inaugurated the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, she highlighted the role of students and faculty members in promoting and creating a sustainable society by changing our lifestyles and thinking. She also urged the students to be actively involved in such kinds of activities and act as ambassadors for bringing about positive change in society.
Earlier, the programme started with a lecture by learned speaker, Prof. Javid Iqbal Ahmad, Division of Environmental Science (SKUAST-K). He highlighted the challenges facing humanity caused by unsustainable practices and policies and discussed in detail their solutions.
Thereafter, Dr. Sami-Ullah, Sr. Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, University of Kashmir delivered a lecture on ‘Sustainable Development and Our Responsibilities-Waste Management: Challenges and Solutions’.
In his talk, Dr. Sami-Ullah highlighted the problems facing the world in general and J&K in particular in managing the Municipal Solid Waste and wastewaters and discussed viable solutions to tackle the problem.
This was followed by the cleanliness and anti-Polythene drive-by NSS unit of the college. In this drive, the volunteers were not only sensitized about the hazardous impact of polythene on the environment but at the same time demonstration lessons were held on the occasion.
Finally, on the 9th and 10th of June Department of Environmental Science in collaboration with the NSS team of the college organized a quiz and an Inter-college debate competition on the theme ‘Only One Earth’. In both activities, a number of students participated from different colleges. The principal of the college applauded the efforts of the coordinator of the program, Dr. Aftab Ahmad (HoD Environmental Science), and NSS Programme Officer Dr. Firdous Ahmad Dar.
The entire program was sponsored by Saliq Enterprises, Srinagar.

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