In the ongoing campaign of ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ under Azadi Ka Mahotsav fortnight celebrations , Department of Geology and Mining (G&M), Kashmir organizes an awareness regarding preservation and development of Guryul Ravine Fossiliferous Zone as a Geo-Heritage site / park at Khanmoh, here today.
Secretary, Mining, Dr. Rashmi Singh also graced the event besides, Prof. Vijay Lakshmi, was present as a special guest.Chief Advisor to The Nature University, Prof. GM Bhat; Director, Geology and Mining, O. P. Bhagat; Joint Director Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Khawaja along with a team of dedicated geo scientists were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rashmi Singh appreciated the department for organising such a special geo-scientific activity. She acknowledged the overwhelming participation by the school children and local PRI’s and commended all stakeholders including local NGO for organising this event.
Prof. GM Bhat, on the occasion shared invaluable insights into the timeline and significance of the Permian-Triassic Fossil Park, with a particular emphasis on the Guryul Ravine Khanmoh.Joint Director Kashmir, on the occasion, highlighted the department’s unwavering commitment to transforming the Guryul Ravine into a prominent international fossil park.
The program witnessed wholehearted participation from PRI members, DDC counsellors, and enthusiastic involvement from the local civil society members, including the students from Satisar Educational Institute.
The program’s primary objective was to disseminate awareness about the Permian-Triassic Fossil site having potential of an international geo heritage site/park for promoting geo-tourism and geo-heritage.
The initiative aims to benefit not only the local community but also attract tourists from all corners of the world, offering them recreational facilities and a unique opportunity to explore the geological history dating back 252 million years.