Satellite Campus Kargil organized a weeklong plantation drive from April 18th to April 24th 2019 to make the campus green. On the concluding day of weeklong programme, Jasshni Bahar, an event was organized on the campus. During the weeklong long program more than 300 saplings of different local species of trees were planted.
Honorable Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir, CEC LHDC Kargil, Deputy Commissioner Kargil and other prominent dignitaries were invited on this occasion. Rector of the campus, Prof. M. S. Sumbli while considering landscaping and campus beautification as one of his top priorities stressed upon making the campus green and clean. He urged students, staff and locals to extend every possible effort towards making the campus academically rich and aesthetically beautiful. “The plantation was aimed at raising awareness about the need to plant more trees for greener and cleaner environment”, He added. The Rector also announced that Kargil Campus will organize number of co-curricular activities like debates, essay writing competition and other social awareness programs in the coming months. He stressed that such activities are very important for overall development of a student.
Local councilor Janab Syed Agha Armaan, on the occasion, highlighted the importance of planting trees for sustainability of fragile ecosystem of this cold desert, Ladakh. He quoted Islamic scripts mentioning plantation as an act of Sadq-e-Jariya, and thus one of the noble deeds. He ensured every possible support from local administration to the campus for all its endeavors.
District Forest Officer Kargil, Mr. Mohd. Ali, extended heartful congratulation to the family of Kargil Campus for organizing such a wonderful plantation drive. While addressing the audience he focused on the rich medicinal plant diversity of this region and advised students to explore this natural heritage for the betterment of common masses.
The event concluded with vote of thanks to the dignitaries and on the promise note that everyone will take care of the plants.