Director Phy. Edu. WC Zakura flaggs-off Cleanliness drive in & around Hokersar WCR
SRINAGAR : As part of ongoing ‘Save Hokersar-Save Srinagar’ campaign being held under the banner ‘TAWAZUN’ from 7th to 21st May 2022 and launched by the Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir, the Director, Physical Education, Women’s College (WC) Zakura today flagged-off a cleanliness drive in and around Hokersar Wetland Conservation Reserve (WCR), here to maintain the ecological characteristics of the world famous wetland (RAMSAR Site).
Safai-karamcharis of Municipal Committees of Srinagar, Budgam and Narbal, Range Officer, Lakes along with his field staff, Students of Women’s CollegeZakura/ Boys Higher Secondary School-Mujigund / Boys Higher Secondary School-Maloora, different N.G.O’s, volunteers, Panchayat members, Forest Protection Force personals of K-01/K-03 and representatives of different stake holding departments participated.
During the drive solid waste of about 5 to 6 trucks of load were collected from Daharmuna Playground/ Gund-Hassi Bhat/Zainakoot Bund/Sozeith Chinar Colony and was accordingly disposed-off, which involved mass efforts of 250 persons.
Speaking on the occasion, Rikza Imtiyaz (Lecturer, Disaster Management, Govt. Women’s College-Zakura), thanked the participants and highlighted the role of Wetlands in safeguarding the people from disasters as they store a large supply of fresh water, protect us from tsunamis and tidal surges, reduce land erosion and provide countless other benefits.
It is worth mentioning here that this initiative is a joint collaboration of Department of Wildlife Protection J&K Government, Wetlands Division Kashmir with stake holding departments, civil society groups, N.G.O’s and Educational institutions.