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UDHAMPUR: As a part of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Indian Army organised a ‘Cleanliness Drive’ at Government Middle School, Sialsui in Rajouri district aimed to impart awareness regarding cleanliness drive for healthy and clean environment. The students were educated about the benefits of cleanliness, prevention of various communicable diseases and the threat of epidemic due to unhealthy and unhygienic environment. Students were encouraged to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in their houses and surrounding areas. Students took a vow to throw garbage at nominated places only and keep their surrounding area clean. A total of 30 students participated in the event. The Principal and Village Elders expressed their gratitude towards the Army for undertaking this drive. They also urged the locals to contribute towards the national mission of ‘Swachh Bharat’.

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ANANTNAG: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Anantnag in collaboration with Department of Social Forestry Division of the district today organised a plantation drive in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School Khannabal. Later an awareness programme on “Importance of trees and conservation of water” was also organised.

On the occasion, the speakers including Secretary DLSA Anantnag Rafia Khaki, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Social Forestry Division Anantnag Manzoor Ahmad Dar, Principal Government Higher Secondary School Khannabal Mimona Abdullah, Advocate Ishtiyaq Noor Khan and students discussed about the conservation of water and importance of the trees for the sustenance of the human life.

Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary DLSA said that apart from planting more trees “We should learn about the conservation of water at individual level.” She stressed upon the students and other participants to learn the easy ways of saving water and using it judiciously. She added that schools and other institutions can play a vital role in providing awareness to the general public. She said that students can act as ambassadors of change in creating a pollution free environment.

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DODA: Social Forestry Division, Doda today organized plantation cum awareness programme in collaboration with District legal Services Authority here. The Programme was organized at Court Complex, where Additional District & Session Judge Doda Madan Lal  was chief guest  and DFO, Social Forestry Doda was host of the event. Judges of District Judiciary Doda, including Khem Raj Sharma, CJM Doda and Susheel Singh, Member Secretary District Legal Services Authority and bar Members participated in the event. Field staff of Social Forestry Division Doda & Forest Division Doda actively participated in the programme.

Plantation of different species was carried out in the Court complex Doda by the dignitaries and participants. The programme also aimed at encouraging the participants to work in collaboration with each other to achieve better results on the ground with regard to growing more and more trees and safeguarding the green wealth which would also address long term environmental concerns. Participants were appealed to spread the message among local residents about the importance of forests in preserving the fragile mountain ecosystem.

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