Srinagar, May 22:
Continuing its motto of “Serving the Deserving”, the J&K Yateem Trust Tuesday distributed food kits worth Rs 11,25,000 among 450 widow headed families in a simple but an impressive function organized at its Central Office, Haft Chinar.
The main aim of this distribution was to help these families to celebrate the holy month of Ramadhan with zeal and comfort and to enable them to keep fasts. The function was presided over by the patron of the Trust, Z A Tak, who while speaking on the occasion impressed up on the widows to educate their children for which he assured them full support of the Trust.
He also impressed upon to inculcate Islamic character among themselves and their children.
The function was attended by the number of scholars and respected citizens who hailed the Trust for conducting such charitable functions on frequent basis.
International Day for Biodiversity observed at Woodlands House School
Rising Kashmir News
Srinagar, May 22: J&K State Forest Research Institute (SFRI) Tuesday organised a program at Woodlands House School, Gupkar Road here to observe International Day for Biodiversity-2018.
In a statement a spokesperson of the SFRI said a function on the international day for Biodiversity-2018 with theme for this year– ‘Celebrating 25 years of Action for Biodiversity’ was organized by Member Secretary Biodiversity Board / Director State Forest Research Institute J&K at Woodlands House School.
The celebrations included a painting competition on the topic “Importance of biodiversity conservation” and a symposium competition on the topic “Bio diversity and the survival of Mankind.” The function was conducted in the Auditorium of the School and was attended by Naseer Ahmed Kitchloo, Joint Director SFRI J&K, Ricky Singh, Principal Woodlands House School, Srinagar, Mohammad Lateef Bhat, DFO Research Forest Division, Srinagar, Firdous Ahmed Mir, DFO Seed Development Division, Ishtiyaq Ahmed Tanga DFO Social Forestry Division Srinagar, Nazir Benazir Environmentalist and officers/officials of SFRI J&K, administrative staff of participating schools and the students.
Students from different schools delivered speeches on the biodiversity issues. A detailed lecture on biodiversity conservation was delivered by Nazir Benazir. At the end the chief guest Naseer Kitchloo made elaborate references to the conservation measures being taken by State Biodiversity Board and SFRI J&K.
Prizes were distributed among the winners of the painting and symposium competitions. The participant schools were honored with mementoes of appreciation for their activities towards conservation of biodiversity.