SRINAGAR, APRIL 07: Following changing weather conditions due to global warming and in lieu with government’s programme to increase the green/forest cover in J&K, the Divisional Covid Control Room Kashmir (DCCRK) highlighted the importance of afforestation to protect human lives on the World Health Day by organizing plantation programme within the office premises.
The plantation drive was kick started by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole by planting coniferous sapling and watered it in presence of Incharge DCCRK, Tahir Ahmad Magray, SSO/ Epidemiologist, Dr Talat Jabeen; RD, DSF, Kashmir Mehrajudin Malik and other officers.
The World Health Day is being observed with a theme ‘Our Planet, Our Health’ which lays emphasis on collective approach of people towards preservation and Conservation of earth and its biodiversity by afforestation to combat the global warming and its hazardous effects like droughts, floods, Forest fires besides increasing Ultra violet radiations, allergies and skin problems.
Besides, the significance of today’s theme was primarily focused on saving our planet from various forms of carbon emissions and pollutants having a tendency of increasing diseases like cancers, asthma, heart disease along with the serious impact of climate change on our Planet.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Talat said that Global warming is a serious concern which has to be addressed with plantation and added that today DCCRK in collaboration with the Social Forestry Department held a plantation drive to contribute in the endeavor of saving our planet.
RD, DSF, Kashmir Mehrajudin Malik also spoke about various preventive strategies which need to be adopted to save our planet and keep all of us not only physically but mentally as well as socially healthy.