International Biodiversity Day celebrated at SKUAST-K Ganderba

 Srinager, May 22 [KNS]: One day Programme on International Biodiversity Day, 2023 was celebrated Monday at Faculty of Forestry, Benhama-Watlar, Ganderbal, SKUAST-K in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority, District Ganderbal.

 The Programme was Chaired by Professor Parveiz Ahmad Khan, Head, Division of Forest Biology and Tree Improvement. The Scientists who co-chaired the session and were part of the Jurry include Prof. Akhlaq A Wani (HOD, FRM) Prof GM Bhat (HOD, SAF), Dr HOD, WLS) and Dr Syed Naseem Geelani (HOD, SBS. The dignitaries from the Legal services include Advocate Abid and Madam Dilafroz.
 In the welcome address, Prof Khan highlighted the importance of our Biodiversity and stressed upon students to take care of our Biodiversity which is having great threat from the humans.
Advocate Abid threw light on the different related acts and laws which are existing nowadays for the protection of our natural resources. A debate competition was held in which faculty students and students of adjoining schools participated. Certificates were distributed among the winners of 1st ,2nd and 3rd Positions. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Syed Naseem Geelani, who was also organizing the event. The Program was anchored by Dr Sabeena Nabi, Assistant Professor, FBT.
In the second session, a plantation drive was organized in which Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Mr  R Dubey was the chief guest and other dignitaries from DLSA participated. The officials of Police department which include, Station House Officer (SHO), Lar Mr Gulzar Ahmad participated in the drive.  Prof Khan along with all HoDs , Scientists which include Dr Khursheed Sofi, Dr Iqbal, Dr Tahir, Dr Maqbool, Dr Asif, Dr Pala, Dr Dutt, Dr Amarjeet, Prof Aijaz ul Islam, Dr Malik and Students planted number of saplings of cuppressus and other species at the Girls Hostel lawns at the faculty. [KNS].

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