On the eve of International Day of Forests being celebrated every year on 21st of March, mega Plantation drive was today organized by Forest division Kulgam at Government Degree College (GDC) Kulgam.This year the day is being celebrated with the theme, “FORESTS AND HEALTH”.
The Plantation drive was kick-started by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat by planting a sapling of cedrus deodara within the premises of GDC Kulgam.
The programme was attend by College faculty, Officers from Social Forestry, Forest Protection Force, members of NSS volunteers, NGOs, media fraternity and students of GDC Kulgam. The DC in his address highlighted the role of forests in providing abundance of Ecosystem services and thereby promoting healthy lives.
During the event plant saplings were also distributed among NSS volunteers.Later, a Booklet compiled by Kulgam Forest division “Let us Conserve Biodiversity” was also released.