Bandipora, March 28: Continuing generating footprints to combat climate change, Earth Day Network (EDN) in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) organised two (2) awareness programs in Bandipora district under the banner of “Go Green Kashmir”.
The programs were supported by Rahat Foundation, Sanctuary Asia and Youth Parliament of J&K.
Mansoor Nabi Sofi, Director, Wildlife Conservation Fund gave a detailed presentation in Govt. Higher Secondary School, Bandipora, about how students can play a pivotal role in Conservation and Management of Natural Resources.
Maajid Ashraf, Project Manager, Wildlife Conservation Fund also illuminated students about various challenges that our future generations will have to face, if appropriate steps not taken immediately. In addition to that, sapling were also planted along the boundary of the school.
Later, an awareness program was organised in Nadim Memorial Higher Secondary, Bandipora.
Besides planting saplings, the students were briefed about the impacts of Global Warming in world with prime focus on Kashmir.
Mohammad Ramzan Khan, Founder Rahat Foundation shared his views on encroachment of water bodies with special reference to Wullar Lake. While hailing the efforts of Wullar Lake Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA), Mohamad Ramzan stressed students and community to strengthen WUCMA to restore the glory of Wullar Lake. It is pertinent to mention that Wular Lake is one of the four Ramsar sites in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The gathering was also addressed by Nazir Ahmad, Principal, Nadim Memorial Higher Secondary School.
Also, two Youth Nature Clubs were formed in both the schools. Besides taking care of the saplings, the Clubs shall be responsible for keeping their school clean and green.
The events were coordinated by Aadil Ahmad Bhat, Project Manager, Earth Day Network.