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Mega plantation drive held at Amar Singh College

11:39 PM Apr 08, 2024 IST | Syed Rizwan Geelani
mega plantation drive held at amar singh college
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Srinagar, Apr 8:  Amar Singh College in Srinagar witnessed a remarkable display of collaborative efforts between students, faculty and the management of the institution during a massive tree plantation drive held at the college campus on Monday.

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The drive aimed at restoring the green glory of the college as well as combating climate change. The massive plantation drive was held weeks after over 200 poplars were cut down inside the college campus that raised concern among the stakeholders.

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During the drive, around 500 mature cedar trees at eleven identified locations were planted within the college campus.

Principal AS College, Prof. Sheikh Aijaz Bashir led the plantation drive and planted the first tree at the main avenue which also served as the inauguration of the drive.

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The plantation drive has been structured in different phases and on Monday, the college established six avenues and five micro forest clusters within the college premises.

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"These areas are envisioned to act as crucial aeration lungs which will contribute to improved air quality and environmental health on campus," Principal AS College said.

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"We have appointed 300 students as green ambassadors for these plants to ensure long-term sustainability of our initiatives and the plants," Prof. Bashir said.

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The initiative garnered widespread support from the local community and the Chief Judicial Magistrate Pulwama Mansoor Ahmad Lone planted the first tree of a micro-forest cluster at the Geography department.

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