Army holds several functions in Kashmir on World Environment Day
Srinagar, June 5 (UNI) Army held several functions on the occasion of World Environment Day in Kashmir, officials said.
In Srinagar, Indian Army along with district administration, organized a “clean Dal lake campaign.”
“Indian Army carried out a cleanliness drive displaying its commitment towards adoption and steering of good practices in environment conservation,” defence spokesman said.
He said employees from Lake Conservation and Management Authority of Smart City, Srinagar also joined hands with the Indian Army in the Campaign.
Dal Lake in Srinagar is a major tourist spot of Kashmir which attracts lakhs of tourists from around the world. However tourism has also affected its ecological system due to increased pollution leading to growth of weeds.
In Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, a tree plantation and awareness drive was held in several villages of the district.
The Panzgam Army Camp organized a tree plantation and awareness drive in villages of Kachhama, Kralpura and Panzgam.
500 students from various schools and colleges participated in the event and planted saplings in their premises. Representatives from Police, Government Hospital Kralpora and Civil Administration also joined the awareness drive.
Under the campaign “’Selfie with Sapling” the students happily clicked selfies to spread awareness on the subject.
The theme of World Environment Day this year is ‘Solutions to Plastic Problem’. Awareness was spread on how plastic waste can be managed effectively. One such way is making “eco bricks” out of plastic bottles and wrappers.
The children actively participated in the event, made eco bricks from plastic waste in their premises and pledged to participate in more such drives, collect plastic waste and make eco bricks, cleaning their villages in the process, Army said.
The World Environment Day was also celebrated at Army Goodwill School, Raghavan on the Line of Control in Kupwara.
A lecture was also organised on the benefits of afforestation for the permanent residents of the Area by local Army Unit and the staff of Army Goodwill School, Raghvan. Thereafter the future generations of the Area volunteered for plantation and cleanliness drives.
The Local Army Unit also carried out massive plantation and cleanliness drives along the LoC