Tree Talk Delivered at KU

Prof Talat Inaugurates 150th Tree Talk Milestone At KU Campus

Srinagar – Department of Environmental Science and Centre of

Research for Development (CORD), University of Kashmir organised 150th Tree Talk at the University campus in which eminent environmentalist and Chief Conservator of Forests J&K, O.P Sharma Vidhyarti delivered

the 150thTree Talk.

On the occasion Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad

inaugurated the 150th Tree Talk milestone in the compound of the Science block of the University.

While inaugurating the milestone, Prof Talat said “This tree talk is a great initiative and helps our institutions to make students and teachers aware about the need for preservation of green wealth. It also apprises the students about the threat of extinction faced by various plant varieties.” Prof Talat said that there is a need to organise more such programs which are aimed at sensitizing the society about the inevitable threat and degradation faced by the ecology of the region due to deforestation and plundering of rich natural resources.

The tree talk is an initiative to make people aware of the rich biodiversity of the J&K state. While delivering the 150th Tree Talk at the auditorium of Science block here, OP Sharma apprised the students and the faculty members about the rich plant life of the state and the responsibilities upon the environmentalists including the students, scholars and faculty members to conserve and utilise these unexplored forest resources. “We have to take benefit of the forest wealth for fruitful purposes but at the same time we need to conserve them so that the coming generations should not be devoid of these natural resources. New techniques must be developed to benefit from and conserve natural resources,” said Sharma. Informing the students about the rich plant diversity of the State Sharma stressed upon the need for exploring the endemic plant species of the valley “as these species can be beneficial for the whole humankind for various purposes.” Speaking on the occasion Director CORD Prof Azra Kamili said “We have to make this entire campaign of Tree Talk a successful endeavour and for this everyone has to take some initiative in his or her own way so that the whole society comes forward in saving our rich and diverse green wealth.”

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