SKUAST (K) To Develop Herbal Gardens In Districts  

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 SRINAGAR — Vice Chancellor, Sheri- Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST) Professor Nazeer Ahmed today said that environmental education is a dividend to save the natural heritage of Kashmir.

The V-C expressed these views in a two-day workshop on “Lead­ership Development”, organized by Directorate of School Educa­tion in collaboration with WWF-India at EDI Pampore. Launching “EK Prithvi Programme” on the occasion, the V-C announced that SKUAST shall adopt one school in each district to develop Herbal gardens through Krishi Vigyan Kender. Speaking on the occa­sion, Director School Education Kashmir G N Itoo said that herbal garden scheme must evolve as a holistic concept so as to develop understanding among students to make them nature-friendly and develop leadership qualities for nature conservation.

Expressing her views, Director Environmental Education, WWF –India, Dr Radhika Suri said that schools are the best institutions where values for the appreciation and protection of nature can be in­culcated among young generation.

Team Leader Western Himala­yan Landscape (WWF-India) Dr Pankaj Chandan stressed upon the need and importance for de­veloping leadership skills among students and faculty to act as am­bassadors of environmental con­servation.

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