End of World Environment Day celebrations in Sopore

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A month-long celebration to commemorate World Environment Day 2022 ended in Sopore here today. In this regard, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar along with other district dignitaries visited Sopore today where she carried out several awareness raising activities on the importance of protecting the environment.

On occasion, DC ran an anti-polythene campaign in Sopore’s main market where cloth and paper bags were distributed against polythenes to the general public and asked to adopt eco-friendly alternatives in their daily life.

The DC also interacted with local merchants and asked them to play a vital role in eradicating the threat of polythene carrier bags in the city. Later, the DC chaired a Cum Awareness Camp seminar at Dak Bungalow Sopore where PRI, Civil Society Members, Traders and Students showed their enthusiastic participation. The program was organized by the Municipal Committee Sopore.

During the program, the Chairman of Sopore Municipal Committee, through a Power Point presentation, rated DC regarding the Sopore Town Profile outlining the culture and heritage of the area. President MC also presented the development scenario of the city of Sopore.

In his remarks, the DC said that the most important objective of organizing the seminar was not only to raise awareness on various environmental issues and to highlight the measures that are being initiated to manage natural resources in the district. , but also to recognize and encourage a proactive behavior of individuals towards the preservation and protection of the environment.

On occasion, Tehsildars and senior executives have been instructed to identify more dump sites in the region to ensure proper waste management. During the program, the keys to two hoppers were handed over to the Sopore Municipal Committee to address the shortage while managing waste in the region.

While complementing the Sopore Municipal Committee for organizing such a mega seminar, the DC has sought active cooperation from all stakeholders to play a proactive role in keeping the environment clean and raising people’s awareness. in this regard.

During this time, the students performed skits occasionally, through which the attendees were educated about environmental protection, and the same was highly applauded by the attendees. .

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