Srinagar: Foundation World School, Mamath Budgam on Wednesday commemorated World Earth Day and witnessed the inauguration of the Environmental Club.
Ghulam Hassan Kangoo, former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests presided as the chief guest on the occasion while Dr Rafiq Masoodi was the guest of honour.
The guests were accorded a warm welcome from the staff and administration.
“In 1960, there was a massive oil spill in the ocean due to which around 3500 seabirds and other sea creatures perished because of this. This led to the creation of the US Urban Mental Population Body and also it marked April 22 as Earth Day,” the chef guest said.
He also opined that awareness and information for preservation and conservation should be taken forward by the budding learners as they would serve as the torchbearers of the future.
“They have to be better prepared and informed so that they use things judiciously and be more patient and loving towards the preservation and conservation of mother nature,” he said.
Dr Rafiq Masoodi emphasized upon the conservation and protection of the environment as a conscious society.
He further stated, “We live in such a beautiful place, but massive deforestation has changed the demographics. Animals have lost their habitat, and due to reason, we have more man-animal conflict these days. Climate change is another issue we are facing as we are continuously polluting the environment in every way. There is a daily increase in industrial waste, air, and water pollution. We need to take concrete steps to halt its progress, as we directly depend on mother nature for our survival”.
The vote of thanks on the occasion was given by the executive head of the school, who also expressed that Foundation World School will be effectively and efficiently following and working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals for a clean and green environment. (KNS)