Srinagar – To celebrate the Wildlife Week which commenced from October 02, 2012, a symposium and a painting competition organized by Wildlife Protection Department in collaboration with an NGO, National Society for Protection of Water Resources, Wetlands and Forests was held in the Hokersar Wetland Reserve here today.
A large number of students from various educational institutions who participated in the symposium while speaking on the importance of wetlands and their conservation in Kashmir highlighted the significance of human beings dependent on these water bodies and the measures to be undertaken in revitalization of the present wetland network in the Valley.
Chief Conservator of Forests, Captain Lalit Sharma was the chief guest while as Superintendent of Police (City-West) Dr. Sunil Gupta was the guest of honour on the occasion.
The speakers highlighted the importance of wetlands as source of food, fodder, fuel and treasures for providing drinking and irrigation water to the local communities.
The Chairman of the NGOs deliberated in detail the dependence of the wetlands for the survival of the human welfare and to protect the wetlands for the coming progeny.
Senior citizens, besides officials from different departments spoke on the occasion and impressed upon the masses particularly those living adjacent to water bodies (wetlands) to care for the survival of the wetlands.
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